Math Modeling Challenge

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Moody's Mega Math Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge is sponsored by The Moody's Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and awards $150,000 in scholarships each year. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is entirely unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. The Challenge is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees.

Students submit a written paper with a mathematical model that solves a specific real-world problem posed each year.

Organization, conciseness, and clarity of the solution paper are critical. M3 Judges decide which teams receive a share of up to $150,000 in scholarship prizes. After the close of Challenge weekend, applied mathematicians serving as triage judges read and score each solution paper according to the competition guidelines to identify the best submissions. Each paper is read by a minimum of two, and as many as five triage judges. During the second round of judging, a smaller group of contention judges extensively reads and discusses the remaining papers to select those worthy of semi-finalist and honorable mention awards, and tentatively ranks the top six finalist teams. During these first two rounds, all solution papers are judged blind, meaning that judges only see the team ID #. Solution papers with identifying marks other than the team ID #, such as school name or student names are disqualified from top prizes. The third and final phase of judging involves presentations by the six finalist teams at Moody's Corporation headquarters in Manhattan. A panel of Ph.D.-level professional mathematicians confirms the champ, runner up, and third place winner of these top six teams, with the remaining three teams receiving “Finalist” distinction. Team scholarship prizes of $5,000 to $20,000 are presented at the awards ceremony that follows.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https//m3challenge.siam.org/

Managing Organization: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Contact:

M3challenge@siam.org
215 382 9800

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Moody's Mega Math Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge is sponsored by The Moody's Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and awards $150,000 in scholarships each year. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is entirely unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. The Challenge is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees.

Process

Students submit a written paper with a mathematical model that solves a specific real-world problem posed each year.

Criteria

Organization, conciseness, and clarity of the solution paper are critical. M3 Judges decide which teams receive a share of up to $150,000 in scholarship prizes. After the close of Challenge weekend, applied mathematicians serving as triage judges read and score each solution paper according to the competition guidelines to identify the best submissions. Each paper is read by a minimum of two, and as many as five triage judges. During the second round of judging, a smaller group of contention judges extensively reads and discusses the remaining papers to select those worthy of semi-finalist and honorable mention awards, and tentatively ranks the top six finalist teams. During these first two rounds, all solution papers are judged blind, meaning that judges only see the team ID #. Solution papers with identifying marks other than the team ID #, such as school name or student names are disqualified from top prizes. The third and final phase of judging involves presentations by the six finalist teams at Moody's Corporation headquarters in Manhattan. A panel of Ph.D.-level professional mathematicians confirms the champ, runner up, and third place winner of these top six teams, with the remaining three teams receiving “Finalist” distinction. Team scholarship prizes of $5,000 to $20,000 are presented at the awards ceremony that follows.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https//m3challenge.siam.org/

Managing Organization: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Contact:

M3challenge@siam.org
215 382 9800

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.