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Posted on: January 8th, 2020

New Competitions in the ICS Database

With the start of the new year, our research team did a deep dive into the inter-webs to find competitions that are not yet in our database. And we found quite a few! For this round of updates we...

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Math Challenges for the Spring Semester

The new year is upon us and the excitement in the academic competitions world couldn’t be higher. However, we know that with the start of the spring semester, many students feel like it's too late...

Posted on: December 17th, 2019

Academic competitions to join in the new year.

Although the end of the calendar year is near and many schools are getting ready to close up for the winter holidays, the world of academic competitions is in full swing! Many competitions have their...

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Impact Research

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

Science Fair Educational Impacts – new findings for a new decade.

For over 60 years, science fairs have been an integral component of many student’s education. According to Science Buddies – a science fair support website – more than 10 million students now...

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?"...

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STEM

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

Science Fair Educational Impacts – new findings for a new decade.

For over 60 years, science fairs have been an integral component of many student’s education. According to Science Buddies – a science fair support website – more than 10 million students now...

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Math Challenges for the Spring Semester

The new year is upon us and the excitement in the academic competitions world couldn’t be higher. However, we know that with the start of the spring semester, many students feel like it's too late...

Posted on: December 16th, 2019

Modeling the Future 2019-20 Qualifying Teams Announced

170 teams from across the country challenged themselves with qualifying scenarios in the 2019-20 MTF Challenge. This past week The Actuarial Foundation announced the 98 teams that qualified for the...

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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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