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About M3 Challenge
Moody's Mega Math Challenge (M3 Challenge) is an applied mathematics competition for high school students. Winners receive scholarships totaling $115,000 for continuing education. A partnership of The Moody's Foundation and SIAM, the competition spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society, and a viable and exciting profession
April 30, 2013
Extraordinary problem-solving and creativity earned 29 high school students from Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania top honors—and top dollars—in the 2013 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a math modeling contest organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation. The champion team of five twelfth-graders from Plymouth, Minnesota-based Wayzata High School will share $20,000 from a total scholarship pool of $115,000, along with well-deserved bragging rights, after being selected from thousands of participants for coming up with the best mathematical solutions to the country’s –and world’s—growing plastic pollution and recycling crisis.
M3 Challenge 2013 attracted a record-high number of participants
February 27, 2013
Mathematics for the information age
February 12, 2013
[1/26] Judges deliberate at the 2012 competition.
[2/26] Coach and student from the champion team in 2012.
[3/26] Soon-to-be champions await the 2012 competition.
[4/26] The 2012 first runner-up team displays its check.
[5/26] A third place 2012 winner holds his prize check aloft.
[6/26] Students present their solution paper to captive audience in 2012.
[7/26] Maggie Walker students (2010 3rd place winners) in serious mathematical thought.
[8/26] Light moments for the team from Immaculata (2010 6th place winners).
[9/26] Frances Laserson, President of The Moody's Foundation, addresses the audience at the Awards ceremony.
[10/26] The Princeton High School team proudly displays its prize (2010 5th place winners).
[11/26] AAST students present their paper (2010 4th place winners).
[12/26] The joy of winning: The Montgomery Blair team wins the top prize at the 2010 M3 Challenge.
[13/26] High Tech HS Team celebrates its victory (2010 Runner Ups).
[14/26] This is what the M3 Challenge is about: Maggie Walker team members (2010 3rd place winners).
[15/26] A happy student from the Immaculata team (2010 6th place winners).
[16/26] Laughs abound in the Montgomery Blair quarter as the team wins first place .
[17/26] Accolades at the 2007 Awards Ceremony at Moody's Corporate Headquarters in Manhattan.
[18/26] Elk County Catholic High School students (2009 Magna Cum Laude Team prize) present their solution paper to judges.
[19/26] Happy students from Staples High School (2006 Summa Cum Laude Team Prize).
[20/26] Manalapan High School Students (2008 Magna Cum Laude Team Prize) share a light moment at the Awards Ceremony.
[21/26] High Technology High School students (2006 First Honorable Mention Team Prize) prepare to present their paper to judges.
[22/26] The Staples High School team (2009 First Honorable Mention Team Prize) displays its prize check.
[23/26] The Wheeler School (2009 Cum Laude Team) involved in an intense discussion.
[24/26] The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North team (2009 Exemplary Team) presents its solution paper.
[25/26] Manalapan High School students (2007 Summa Cum Laude Team Prize) celebrate their win.
[26/26] Judges listen intently at the 2008 Final Presentations at Moody's Corporate Headquarters in Manhattan.