Q Any chance this will become an annual competition for US competing teams? A We hope that we will generate sufficient interest among students in the various universities in each country for applications to exceed the number of 5 final teams per country. If such will be the case, our plan is to hold a national competition among all US teams around the end of May 2015, in a location to be determined. That competition will be of the same format as the final in Beijing. (Similar nation-wide competitions may be held for the finalist selection in China and/or the UK.) From the national competition in each country, five teams will be selected to advance to the final competition. It is likely that the 5 teams so selected will also receive monetary prizes to be determined. Should we choose to hold a national competition, the organizers of the competition will fundraise for all local costs to be covered. Transportation costs to the national competition site will be covered by the competing team. However, efforts will be made by the organizers of the competition to fundraise to partially defray some of these costs.