2015: Year at a Glance

The Problem

STEM Sells:  What is higher education really worth?

This problem required teams to create mathematical models to quantify and consider the total costs, expected earnings, and lifestyle factors resulting from a college education, comparing the earning potential of various career paths.

summa cum laude winner: $20,000

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Team #4902), Durham, North Carolina
Coach: Daniel Teague
Students: Michael An, Guy Blanc, Evan Liang, Sandeep Silwal, Jenny Wang