Rose-Hulman High-school Mathematics Contest

Rose-Hulman Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Phil Cornwell welcomes the students to Rose-Hulman

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest takes place annually on the second Saturday in November. The fiftieth contest took place Saturday, November 14, 2015. Results from 2015 are now on-line. Congratulations to Carmel High School, who won their seventh consecutive title.

The fifty-first contest takes place Saturday, November 12, 2016 starting at 11:00 AM EST. Registration will be due by Friday, October 28, 2016. You may register by returning the registration form, or by using the payment must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Checks may be sent to
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
RHIT HS Math contest
Attn: Michelle Prather
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

There is a $3.00 per student registration fee for the contest. Students and staff have the option of purchasing lunch tickets for $9.40 apiece. No student will be allowed to participate in the Contest unless the registration fee has been paid. Refreshments will be available for the students during the registration period.

The students are welcomed to Hatfield Hall by Vice President for Academic Affairs Phil Cornwell                                
Each school may enter four students from each of the four years - freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. An unlimited number of alternates may also compete. Team awards will be presented on the basis of the performance of the preselected team members. each school may bring as many alternates as they choose. Alternates are eligible for individual awards.

The Contest consists of twenty multiple-choice questions. Five points are awarded for a correct answer, a one point penalty is assessed for an incorrect answer. Individual awards will be given for the top twelve scores in each year. All participating students will be eligible for these individual awards. There will be three class awards for each of the four years. To be eligible for a class award, a school must enter a full team of four students for that year's class. Also, schools with full teams at all four class levels are eligible for one of the three school awards. A school should feel free to enter only one or two students if no more than that number show interest.
The top scoring male and female freshman are presented with the Sally Shonk Memorial Award. The top scoring male and female sophomores are presented with the Mary Rhein Memorial Award. For several years the book prizes have been donated by Wiley.

On-site registration of your presence for the contest begins at 10:00 AM EST (that's 9:00AM Illinois time) in Hadley Hall (building N on the campus map.) The test begins at 11:00 and lasts for one hour. After lunch, awards are handed out at the awards ceremony, held in Hatfield Hall. (building O on the campus map.)

Taking the test

Dates of future contests
For a map of the Rose-Hulman area, click here.
For more information about the contest, please send e-mail to

Some information about the contest from:
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Links to some other contests and problem solving activities