MATHCOUNTS is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses a mathematics-based competition to interest middle school students in engineering and science. MATHCOUNTS was started in Illinois over 30 years ago with the goal of providing enriching extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators.

The Illinois State competition is sponsored by the Illinois Engineering Initiative and administered by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) staff and volunteers. ISPE chapters hold regional competitions during the month of February and the best teams advance to the state competition in March. Winners of the state competition then advance to the National Championships which occur in May.

February 2024

Chapter Competitions

Click here to find your local chapter competition date & location

February 2024
March 9, 2024

State Competition*

Oswego East High School
1525 Harvey Rd, Oswego, IL 60543

March 9, 2024
May 12-13, 2024

National Competition

Washington, DC

May 12-13, 2024

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the state competition, please contact us at

2024 State Winners

Congratulations to our Illinois State Winners! They will move on to compete in this year’s National Competition in May.

First Place

Christopher Sakaliyski, Whitney Young Academic Center School

Second Place

Isaac Chan-Osborn, Whitney Young Academic Center

Third Place

Boyou Huang, Next Generation School

Fourth Place

William Wu, Kennedy Junior High School