What is the AMP’d Challenge?
Students will engage in a series of challenging puzzles that require out-of-the-box, deep thinking on the part of all players! The AMP’d Challenge is the perfect activity for math teams, science clubs, or a group of learners with an interest in math or science. Teams of 5 – 7 members will compete against other high schools for awards and bragging rights! Pub your students’ math and critical thinking skills to the test in this daylong event. A teaser puzzle is available for download on the left-hand side of this webpage.
Who may participate?
Schools may enter a maximum of two teams, each of which should have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 students. A school may bring a third team if space is still available on Friday, January 5. Each school is required to have at least one teacher sponsor in attendance at the event. Each team must have at least one parent or teacher chaperone at the event. All students must be current 9th – 12th graders.
What is the difference between Junior Varsity and Varsity?
Teams can choose to be designated as a JV team if the team only consists of 9th and 10th graders. Teams having one or more 11th or 12th graders must be designated as a varsity team.
How much does it cost to participate?
The cost is $100.00 for the first team and $75.00 for the second team from the same school. The program fees include participation certificates, lunch, snacks (morning and afternoon), drinks, and a t-shirt for each student (and one teacher/adult sponsor/team). Additionally, all schools will receive a commemorative participation plaque.
Is there space available for my team(s) to participate?
Due to the high demand of last year’s High School AMP’d Competition, schools will be limited to two teams in the 2015 competition. Space is limited to 20 teams. If space is still available on January 5th we will allow schools to bring one additional team. There is a place on the registration form for you to indicate whether your school is interested in bringing a third team. We will fill the spaces on a first-come-first-serve basis. To check on current availability, please contact Mary Lou Ewald at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 334-844-5745.
How do I register my team(s)?
Registration is currently open to interested schools. To register, a teacher sponsor should download the Registration Packet from the left-hand side of this webpage. Complete the form and send in payment to reserve your space in the 2015 competition. Registration closes on Friday, December 2, 2014. We will fill spaces on a first-come-first-serve basis, any school registering before the deadline, but after we are full will be put on a waiting list.
I still have questions, who should I contact?
Mary Lou Ewald, Director of Outreach for the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University can answer any additional questions you may have about the competition. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 334-844-5745.