AMC 8 - American Mathematics Contest 8 (online) 

Registration open - register here

Montana State University’s Science Math Resource Center will host the 2020 American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) for all middle school students interested in mathematics on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. This contest and the AMC 10/12 contest this spring are only open to Montana students.

The deadline to register is Saturday, Nov. 7.

The contest typically takes place on the MSU campus but will be online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. As such, students will be responsible for ensuring they have adequate Internet connection and a reliable device on testing day.

The material on the 25-question, 40-minute test includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Students up through eighth grade and under 14 1/2 years on the day of the competition are eligible to participate. Registration is free and open until spots are filled. The Science Math Resource Center will award a $100 gift card to the best score and $75 to second place.

To help students prepare for the contest, the Science Math Resource Center will provide an optional free online workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 31.  Students will receive the workshop invitation once they have completed the registration for AMC 8.

New this year: In order to encourage more participation from girls, the Mathematical Association of America and its sponsors --, D. E. Shaw Group, Two Sigma and Jane Street Capital -- are providing $1,000 scholarships for the 20 top-scoring girls. Additionally, the 580 top-scoring girls across the country will receive a Certificate of Excellence. Learn more.

Students are also encouraged to access former AMC 8 problems through the Art of Problem Solving website.

For questions, please contact

Montana Science Olympiad 2020 - 2021


The Montana Science Olympiad is being moved to Spring 2021. There will be no live or virtual tournament this fall, although we encourage coaches to assemble their teams for the upcoming season.

Check out thenew “MySO” on the National Science Olympiad Website for exciting monthly challenges that will engage your team in STEM, and watch for the 20-21 Rules Manuals to be posted on Sept. 8. Montana will name its events for the upcoming season shortly. We will draw heavily on last year’s line-up, although some changes may occur due to the complications of large-group events and/or a virtual format.

If you have any questions, please email us at

                                Sci-Tech Summit                                           Professional development conference for K-12 Educators

Science Math Resource Center and School Services of Montana have decided to cancel the upcoming Sci-Tech Summit virtual conference scheduled for Aug. 12-14, 2020. We have decided to postpone the conference to a later date that would be more supportive of school professional learning plans leading up to the new school year.


Congratulations 2020  AMC 10/12  Winners!

Science Math Resource Center announces the awards to the following top scorers: 









First Place






AIME Qualifier

Guthrie Academy

Second Place







Bozeman High School

Third Place







Bozeman High School

Third Place





AMC  10A


Sacajawea Middle School

Special tribute to Edward Guthrie on scaling new heights!




                           35th Montana Science Olympiad                                Tuesday, November 26, 2019  MTSO 2019

Congratulations to Montana Science Olympiad Winners!

Division C:   1st Place - Hamilton High School
                       2nd Place - Helena High School
                       3rd Place - Capital High School

Division B:   1st Place - Corvallis Middle School
2nd Place - Lewistown Junior High School
                       3rd Place - CR Anderson Middle School


Division C Small School: First Place -North Toole County High School

Division B Small School: First Place -  Absarokee Middle School

November 26, 2019 School Results for Division C

November 26, 2019 School Results for Division B 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - MSU’s Science Math Resource hosted the Montana Science Olympiad, where middle school and high school students from across the state competed in team and individual events that tested their knowledge of astronomy, anatomy, meteorology, chemistry, food science and engineering. Total 120 teams from 97 schools across Montana participated in the 35th annual event with the help of about 200 wonderful volunteers.

Read more on the event:


                                         2019 SUMMER EVENTS                                        Montana State University Campus

                    Math Summer Camp  August 19 - 22                  

MathCampIn this four-day summer camp, our campers solved hundreds of challenging math problems not taught in the school curriculum, worked on interesting math puzzles and games, and get prepared for math contests such as American Mathematics Contests 8 (AMC 8) and 10 (AMC 10).

                           Montana Science Summer Institute &                                STEM Summit August 6 - 8

STEM Summit

Second Annual Science Summer Institute connected Classrooms to Careers- Pre-K through 12 educators and administrators as well as out-of-school time professionals.

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MSU President Waded Cruzado was addressing the STEM summit participants. The summit was sponsored MSU Science Math Resource Center and Montana Afterschool Alliance.

Citizen Science and the Lewis & Clark Trail 

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The Citizen Science and the Lewis & Clark Trail workshop was held on June 28. If you would like information about the projects and resources discussed, please contact Suzi Taylor with the MSU Science Math Resource Center at