M3 Challenge is unlike any other high school math competition! It is a math modeling contest that will push you to the limits of what you know about math and test your ability to work as a team and under strict time restraints. This contest gives you the unique opportunity to work on a real problem using each of your team member’s individual math toolkits, as well as problem solving and critical thinking. Teams are presented with a previously unknown problem scenario, and should work together, using the math modeling process to represent, analyze, make predictions and otherwise provide insight into that real-world phenomena and the posed problem’s questions. Additional prizes are available for teams who opt to use technical computing as part of their solution.
Teams that do well get money for college, and top teams also win transportation and accommodation to travel to New York City, present to a panel of judges, network with computational professionals, and are forever known as M3 Challenge WINNERS.