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Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Modeling the Future Challenge 2019-20 Theme Announced

The Actuarial Foundation's Modeling the Future Challenge recently completed its months long analysis of potential themes for the 2019-20 Challenge. This past week, the foundation announced it's...

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Duke Summer Research Competition Announces Winners

Duke University’s Summer Session, in collaboration with the Institute of Competition Sciences announced the winners in its inaugural Summer Research Competition, a research and critical-thinking...

Posted on: June 27th, 2019

Academic Decathlon High School Dominance

In many academic competitions we have seen domination at the top level by a small group of schools. Recently we’ve been analyzing the national awards for some of the biggest academic...

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Impact Research

Posted on: May 10th, 2019

These high schools are leading the pack in predicting the future!

After its first two years, the race is heating up in crowning the country’s young actuarial champions. Actuaries are at the front lines of major business decisions analyzing data to help project...

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

The difference between student rewards and student competitions – what to use and what to steer clear of.

Several times a month we receive questions about the benefits of student competitions. Concerned parents want to know, "should my daughter get involved in the competitive world where boys dominate?"...

Posted on: June 6th, 2018

Competition Versus Cooperation – It’s Not an Either Or Proposition

There has been an ongoing debate in the world of youth sports about the value of the participation trophy. Those in favor want to make sure that every child feels that his or her participation...

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STEM

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Modeling the Future Challenge 2019-20 Theme Announced

The Actuarial Foundation's Modeling the Future Challenge recently completed its months long analysis of potential themes for the 2019-20 Challenge. This past week, the foundation announced it's...

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Duke Summer Research Competition Announces Winners

Duke University’s Summer Session, in collaboration with the Institute of Competition Sciences announced the winners in its inaugural Summer Research Competition, a research and critical-thinking...

Posted on: June 19th, 2019

Two decades of the Most Powerful Science Olympiad High Schools

Science competitions take many forms. From the research fair to the quizbowl, these competitions highlight many different skills across scientific disciplines. For the past 35 years, Science...

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Best Practices

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

How competitions can help students train their imaginations, and change the future.

Ask any football player, and he’ll tell you that he had sat in his locker before a game and imagined himself making the big play. There isn’t a pitcher alive that hasn’t imagined himself...

Posted on: February 4th, 2018

Mind over Matter – How Close Competition Can Spur You On… Scientifically.

Article Highlights: Having a close competitor increases performance. It really is a mental game in that so long as you believe the competition is close, you'll get the boost in...

Posted on: December 19th, 2017

There is a right and wrong way to use positive thinking. Here’s how to do it right.

Promoting positive thinking is something every coach has done at least once. The purpose of doing so is simple. We think that if a player can just envision him or herself making the big play; if...

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