Central America and Carribean region

Central America and Caribbean Math Olympiad (OMCC)


In 2015 IMU-CDC gave a special grant to support the, 'Central America and Caribbean Math Olympiad (OMCC)' which was held in 2016 in Jamaica.

The OMCC is a Mathematical Olympiad contest for middle and high school students younger than 16 years from countries in the Central American and Caribbean region. This activity is celebrated each year in a different country of the region. One of the main goals of the OMCC is to promote the interest in mathematics and to help the development of science and technology.

Math Olympiads are a proven strategy to identify and support talented students in mathematics and to help them reach their maximal mathematical potential. Many countries that have solid math Olympiad programs have benefited from their group of ex-Olympian students to increase their critical mass of scientists and mathematicians. The OMCC has been organized yearly since 1999.

In every OMCC thirteen countries take part, represented by a delegation of three students and two teachers: a leader and a deputy leader. It is organized with the same structure as the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Currently the countries which are invited every year to the OMCC are: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Enquiries should be directed to Luis Caceres via e-mail: luis.caceres1(at)upr.edu.

Below find some pictures from the event.