Moody's Mega Math Challenge
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 log in during challenge weekend. Scholarship prizes total $150,000, and there are no registration or entrance fees whatsoever. The challenge is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees. Each high school in the U.S. (including U.S. territories and DoDEA schools) may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students. Homeschool and cyber-school students may also participate. The application deadline is February 19 and the maximum awards amount is $20,000.
-Homeschool and cyber school students may either form their own teams or request to participate on their local public high school team. All efforts to contact the public school district in which they reside are up to the home or cyber schooled student. A signed Homeschool Affidavit Form is required for each home schooled student participating in the challenge. A signed cyber school affidavit form is required for each cyber schooled student participating in the challenge
-International and exchange students may participate in the challenge provided they are officially enrolled in an eligible team's high school at the time of registration and through completion of the challenge
-Children, grandchildren, and siblings of employees, officers, directors, or trustees of SIAM or The Moody's Foundation are not eligible to participate in Moody's Mega Math Challenge
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