Modeling the Future Challenge
Types: Submission, Presentation
Categories: Business, economics, STEM
The Modeling the Future Challenge (MTF) is a new academic competition where 11th and 12th grade high school students are challenged to develop and present their own mathematical models describing how they envision a new technology or industry will change the future.
Successful submissions to the MTF Challenge will provide findings supported by mathematical computations. Through this challenge, students will apply mathematics to better understand cutting-edge technologies and their effects on the world.
The 2017-2018 challenge topic is on Autonomous Vehicles, one of the fastest moving, exciting, and game-changing technologies of our time. So get your engines started and get ready to model the future!
Research the technology topic for the year (Autonomous Vehicles for the 2017-2018 Challenge). Develop mathematical models projecting how adoption of the technology may change the future. Then compile the information about your models into a written report describing the change you expect in three areas:
(1) The Transportation Industry
(2) The Insurance Industry
(3) Another aspect of society at large selected by the students.
Teams must register for the Challenge on this page by clicking the blue "Register Team" link in the lower left of the page. Reports will be submitted through each team's account. A group of Finalists, selected by a panel of Actuarial Judges, will be invited to the "Modeling the Future Symposium" in New York City to present to a panel of actuaries for the final scholarship awards.
Checkout the MTF Challenge official website for the complete Challenge Statement, additional information and datasets for the competition.
Executive Summary (5 points)
Data Methodology (5 points)
Mathematics Methodology (5 points)
Transportation Analysis (5 points)
Society at Large Analysis
Checkout the MTF Challenge official website for all official evaluation criteria.
Managing Organization: The Actuarial Foundation
Entry Fee: $0
This competition is open to any 11th or 12th grade high school student in the United States. Students can participate individually or on teams of up to 3 students. To setup a team, and prepare your submission, click on the "Register Team" button in the lower left of this page.
Be sure to checkout the MTF Challenge official website for all official eligibility criteria.
This competition is open to students in High School.
May 8, 2017 1st Informational webinar for educators and coaches (optional)
June 27, 2017 Educator Math Grant applications due (optional)
July 8, 2017 Introductory datasets released & official team registration opens
July 11, 2017 2nd informational webinar for educators (optional)
September 19, 2017 3rd informational webinar for educators (optional)
October 17, 2017 4th informational webinar for educators (optional)
October 28, 2017 Student or team registration due, and submission period opens.
November 25, 2017 Submissions due
December 20, 2017 Finalists announced
February 26, 2018 Modeling The Future Symposium, presentations, and final awards announced