About the Group
SIMIODE, in conjunction with the Intermountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America, is sponsoring a team event in which three member student teams from high schools or undergraduate schools will work on a modeling problem involving change.
This is the SCUDEM Lite 2020 Student Group for student team members for SCUDEM Lite 2020. We also include Coaches in this Group as well. Welcome to all.
We will release the challenge problem at 1 minute after midnight EDT on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. You are to work on some aspect of the broad problem area posed - your choice! The modeling takes place at the team's home institution for a week and then teams will render their results in a 10 minute presentation. We ask teams to upload a video of their 10 minute presentation, for judging and feedback to YouTube as UNLISTED - NOT as private and send the YouTube link, for judging and feedback to Director@simiode.org no later than Midnight EDT on Saturday 28 March 2020. Each team member should contribute and the video should concentrate on the technical presentation. We ask that each video presentation have clear identification of (a) student team members, (b) faculty coach/mentor, and (c) full school name and city, state, country location IN the presentation and in any description posted with the presentation.
Posted submission video information will be made available to judges for viewing during the week of 28 March - 5 April 2020 with decisions and awards shortly thereafter.
Here we will communicate with students on all issues surrounding SCUDEM Lite 2020.
We will offer some guidance on getting the most enjoyment from this event here and answer questions as they come to us through the Forum for this Group.
The single modeling problem with broad base and wide latitude will be released at one minute after midnight EDT on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Students will need to have knowledge of calculus, a modest introduction to differential equations, and a willingness to learn some new mathematics and tackle a realistic problem with the mathematics they know and can acquire during the week long challenge period.
See https://www.simiode.org/maa-section-modeling for Rules and Expectations.