Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1983, MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide program designed to boost the math competency of middle school students in our public school system.  The program features a series of competitions with elimination rounds based on team and individual effort.  Competitions start at the regional level, leading to statewide competitions, and culminating in a national competition held every year in Washington DC.


In 1992, the California Society of Professional Engineers invited UC Irvine to administer the Orange County regional competition as well as the Southern California component of the statewide competition.  Over the last several years, UC Irvine has helped make the Orange County program into the largest MATHCOUNTS region in the state, with over 20 OC middle and junior high schools participating in the competition.  UC Irvine’s School of Physical Sciences, and, in particular the Department of Mathematics, is committed to the MATHCOUNTS program, which plays an important role in encouraging and promoting future scientists and mathematicians.

When does the 2020 MATHCOUNTS events take place?

The Department of Mathematics, School of Physical Sciences, and UC Irvine are pleased to host the Orange County and Southern California State MATHCOUNTS Competitions. Please find below information concerning each competition.

Orange County Regional Competition
Date: TBA
Location: UCI Student Center
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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(last updated: 9/24/2019)