Mu Alpha Theta was formed 60 years ago with the intent of developing strong scholarship in mathematics and promoting enjoyment of the subject. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation often include mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.
Mu Alpha Theta strives to encourage student interest in all areas of mathematics, including applied mathematics. It's our honor to recognize high school students' outstanding research in this field at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair every year.