Why is the National Security Agency (NSA) sponsoring the USAMTS?
NSA is one of the largest employers of mathematicians in the United States and perhaps the world. Mathematics is important for NSA’s mission. NSA wants to encourage bright high school students to continue studying mathematics. The USAMTS comes with no strings attached. And you might find the benefits – working challenging problems and getting your name mentioned to colleges, universities, and potential employers – to be worth the effort.