NMSC (National Math and Science Competition)

About NMSC - 04/06/2024 (Sat.) Onsite only!

Mathematics and Science are very important in our rapidly changing technological and scientific age. Proficiency in math and science is the gateway to various careers. The Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA) offers the National Mathematics & Science Competition (NMSC) to challenge and inspire students. The KSEA NMSC is also dedicated to elevating the mathematical abilities, talents, and scientific innovation of all students. The KSEA NMSC is committed to fostering the mathematical and scientific capabilities of all students.

Place: Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern

Address: 2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208 

Parking Space is limited but available. Additional parking spaces around the campus

Time: Check the post below. Physics and Math exam time is different.

2024 KSEA NMSC Chicagoland Winner!

2024 KSEA NMSC Chicagoland Participants

2024 KSEA NMSC Chicagoland practice (04/01/2024)

To all NMSC participants, parents, and guardians,

I want to express my gratitude for your participation in this competition. Regardless of the outcome, you should feel immense pride in the fact that you have taken on this challenge, unlike any other.

This year's Math exam will be a unique combination of paper and computer. (Please note that the physics exam will be paper-based only.) This means that you will receive a paper exam and input your answers on a computer device such as a laptop, iPad, Galaxy Tab, or Chromebook. We will have an extension cord for a room. However, your power cord may not be long enough to connect your device, make sure you bring your own extension cord just in case.

To help you prepare at home, please follow these steps:

1) Visit the website https://nmsc.ksea.org/sample-tests and download the corresponding grade example. Print it out for practice.

2) For the math exam, no calculators will be allowed. All necessary formulas will be provided on the day of the exam.

3) Access the Google form by clicking on the following link: (<--click here). Fill in the first part of the form with your email, name, grade, and school name.

4) The exam consists of two parts. The first part is multiple choice, consisting of 20 questions. The second part is free writing, with 5 questions to answer.

5) Select the answer you believe is correct for each multiple-choice question and write a complete answer for the free writing questions.

6) Feel free to double-check your answers as many times as you want before clicking "Submit".

7) Once you have submitted your answers, please note that they cannot be changed in the real exam. However, remember that this practice is for your benefit, so feel free to practice as many times as you wish.

Parents, and Guardians 

Check your child(ren) email account, make sure they have this message!

I kindly request that you guide your child(ren) through this practice session. Ensure that they understand the process and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also find the program book(sent via registered email to both students and parents) for detailed information about the event.

Thank you once again for your participation and dedication.

Best regards,

How to Register - Closed on 03/31/2024

Winner History

Chicagoland Chapter Winners in 2023

Chicagoland Chapter Winners in 2022

Chicagoland Chapter Winners in 2021