MathWorks Math Modeling (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 knowhow to position themselves for success. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. The Challenge is entirely internet-based with no registration or participation fees. High schools in the US (including US territories and DoDEA schools) may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students; homeschool and cyberschool students may also participate. Winners receive scholarship prizes totaling $100,000.
Deadlines: February 22, 2019, 4 p.m. (ET), registration closes; March 2–4, 2019, Challenge weekend; see website for additional dates
How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak.
Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians in grade 11 or below compete in Advantage Testing Foundation’schallenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.