SVGS Students Compete in Mathworks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge

A special acknowledgement to the students who participated in the Mathworks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge on March 4!

Team 1 (Juniors)- Sam Brown , Mac Kincheloe, Luke Gaines, Cooper Yurish, Sean Fridley

Team 2 (Seniors) –  Joyner Miller, Affan Syed, Emily Chan, Libby Young, Sean Stuhlsatz

Thank you to Mr. Tyler who coached the teams.


Mathworks Math Modeling (M3) 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 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and awards $150,000 in scholarships each year.

The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. 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. Teams can work from any location they choose and can use any free and publicly available resources, but they may not discuss any aspect of the problem with, or seek help from, their coach or anyone other than their teammates via any medium. More than 125 Ph.D.-level applied mathematicians serve as judges throughout three rounds of judging.

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