SVGS Students Compete in Math Modeling!

Two teams of students recently had the opportunity to compete in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3) on February 28.  *We were notified on 3/19 that Team 2 made it through the first round of judging ( only 145 teams nationally out of 760) and will move on to the next round of judging.

Team members are as follows:

Team 1: Brandon Bauer, Eva Frederick, Gabby Niculescu, Tiernan Rhodes, Ella Thompson

Team 2: Luca Campbell, Carter Koehn, Hugh Shields

Teacher/Coach: Anthony Tyler

It is a competition where students work in teams to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints (much like those faced by mathematicians in industry today).  It was a 14-hour long competition and they used every last minute of the time.   They were working on a problem where they were modeling how electric semi-truck numbers would grow over time (assuming necessary infrastructure was in place).   They competed against 760 other teams with almost 3,500 students vying for a piece of the $100,000 scholarship prize.  Results are still pending!

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