March 28, 2017
Kudos to our top mathematicians! The team of Julia Davis ’17, Cathleen Halasinski ’17, Arushi Khanna ’18, Elizabeth Lamont ’17, and Eunji Lee ’18, placed in the top 200 of 1,121 teams from across the country in the internet-based Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. This ranked them in the top 17.8% of submissions in this year’s M3Challenge. We are very proud of this accomplishment.
Coached by Math Department Chair Kathryn Gniadek, the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school students sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation. The M3Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to the advances in an increasingly technical society. The contest challenges students to utilize applied mathematics by giving them an opportunity to work in teams to tackle real-world problems under time and resource constraints akin to those faced by industrial applied mathematicians.