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Registration Deadline for Moody's Mega Math Challenge

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This is an applied mathematics contest, which may involve some ties to computing.

What
  • contest
When Feb 22, 2013
from 06:00 pm to 06:00 pm
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The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. Scholarship prizes total $115,000. The Challenge is entirely Internet-based. Each high school may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students. No exceptions will be made to allow underclassmen. Students choose which day they wish to work on Challenge weekend and have 14 hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time) to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. 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.

Here are the main student eligibility rules:

High schools located in the following states are eligible to participate in M3 Challenge 2012: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Teams must be comprised of high school juniors and seniors only; absolutely no exceptions will be made.

Homeschooled students in eligible states may form their own teams of three (3) to five (5) students. Participants must be in eleventh or twelfth grade and between the ages of 16 and 18.

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