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General Motors

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Executive Sponsor of MATHCOUNTS

General Motors has been a sponsor of MATHCOUNTS since the Foundation was established in the 1980s. Every other year, GM hosts the Michigan State MATHCOUNTS Competition, and in 2005 the MATHCOUNTS National Competition took place at GM's Warren Technical Center. GM also has played a vital role in the strategic direction and leadership of the Foundation:

  • Paul Krajewski, Ph.D., Director, Global Research and Development, is a current member of the MATHCOUNTS Executive Roundtable
  • Jon Owen, Ph.D., CAP, Director, Advanced Analytics COE, is a current member of the MATHCOUNTS Executive Roundtable
  • Charles Wampler, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Global Research and Development, is a past chairman of the MATHCOUNTS Board of Directors
  • Steve Holland, Chair, Senior Leadership Technical Council (retired), is a past member of the MATHCOUNTS Board of Directors
  • Gary McDonald, Director, Enterprise Systems Laboratory (retired), is a past chairman of the MATHCOUNTS Board of Directors
Volunteer Roles for GM Employees

Chapter/State Competition Day Volunteer

WhatFrom scoring to proctoring tests, from on-site check-in to passing out lunches and snacks to students, our local coordinators need Competition Day volunteers to help their events run smoothly.

Commitment: One time for 2-6 hours  

Pre-Reqs: None—anyone can volunteer! Competition Day volunteers may be required to complete a background check.

When: Throughout February-March 2020

Where: The event closest to you…more than 500 chapter and state competitions take place each year, and there are local competitions near (or at) GM's headquarters, innovation centers and other U.S. locations.

I See Future Me Guest Speaker

What: I See Future Me (ISFMe) guest speakers inspire Mathletes competing at chapter and state MATHCOUNTS competitions by sharing about their own experiences in STEM or planning and leading a fun STEM activity on Competition Day.

Commitment: One time for 1 hour  

Pre-Reqs: We’re looking for engaging STEM professionals from all different backgrounds. Guest speakers may be required to complete a background check.

When: Throughout February-March 2020

Where: The event closest to you…more than 500 chapter and state competitions take place each year, and there are local competitions near (or at) GM's headquarters, innovation centers and other U.S. locations.

Math Video Challenge Judge

What: Math Video Challenge judges watch and score 12-20 student-made videos using a rubric provided by MATHCOUNTS to help determine the videos that advance to the semifinals or finals.

Commitment: One time for 2-6 hours  

Pre-Reqs: We’re looking for volunteers with experience in a STEM field, communications or education.

When: March 2020

Where: Anywhere—this volunteering is done virtually!

Question Writer or Reviewer

What: Question writers and reviewers help ensure the math resources MATHCOUNTS creates for middle school teachers and students are of high-quality.

Commitment: Ongoing for 1-6 hours per month  

Pre-Reqs: We’re looking for STEM professionals with strong math skills.

When: Year-round, as your schedule permits; we especially need volunteers April-July 2020.

Where: Anywhere—this volunteering is done virtually!

Problem of the Week Author

What: Problem of the Week (PoTW) authors write a set of 2-3 math problems related to their area of work, a season/holiday or timely news event. Problems are posted online each week for middle school teachers and students to use for free.

Commitment: One time for 2-4 hours  

Pre-Reqs: We’re looking for STEM professionals with strong math skills.

When: Year-round, as your schedule permits

Where: Anywhere—this volunteering is done virtually!

National Competition Volunteer

What: From scoring to proctoring tests, from on-site check-in to ushering at the Countdown Round, we need volunteers to help the 2020 National Competition run smoothly.

Commitment: One time for 1-4 hours

Pre-Reqs: None—anyone can volunteer! National Competition volunteers may be required to complete a background check.

When: May 9-11, 2020, depending on the volunteer role

Where: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830)

Bring MATHCOUNTS to Your Community

MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

If you're interested in bringing the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series to middle schools in your local community, please click the Get Info button below. We'll ask you to provide the school's name, city and state so we can look through past and current registration information.

  • If your local school already is involved, we'll let you know the name of the coach leading that school's program so you can get involved.
  • If your local school is not yet involved, we'll give you useful information to help you start a MATHCOUNTS program.

 

The National Math Club, powered by MATHCOUNTS

If you're interested in bringing the National Math Club to your local middle schools or extracurricular groups (like Girl Scouts or Boys and Girls Clubs), please click the Get Info button below. We'll ask you to provide the school or group's name, city and state so we can look through past and current registration information.

  • If your local school/group already is involved, we'll let you know the name of the club leader running a local math club so you can get involved.
  • If your local school/group is not yet involved or if you'd like to start your own club, we'll give you useful information to help you get started.

 

Math Video Challenge, produced by MATHCOUNTS

If you're interested in bringing the Math Video Challenge to your community, please click the Get Info button below. We'll give you useful information to help you get started—either leading a video team yourself or working with a local school or extracurricular group. Any group of 4 students can participate in this program (even if they're from different schools or cities).

Header: Volunteer for MATHCOUNTS 
Subtitle: GM Matches Volunteer Hours!

General Motors will make a donation to the MATHCOUNTS Foundation when its employees volunteer! After volunteering for MATHCOUNTS, please claim your hours through GM's Cybergrants portal and get in touch with our national office at [email protected] so we can confirm your volunteering with our local competition coordinators or national staff.

 

Please also consider donating to the MATHCOUNTS Foundation! Support from individual donors helps MATHCOUNTS provide free and low-cost math programs, conduct outreach activities and support thousands of volunteers across the country.