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Special Instructions: Challenge Weekend Technical Support

During Challenge weekend: Please read the problem and the official rules, and make decisions and interpretations based on your best understanding of what the problem asks. If you run into technical issues, unrelated to the Challenge problem, read through the frequently asked questions here.

Technical Support email: [email protected] - will be actively monitored ONLY during the email help hours below. Emails will be answered in the order received and response may not be immediate.

Email help hours: Email will be monitored by Challenge staff during the following times only (all in Eastern Standard Time). It is suggested that you begin your Challenge work time during one of these time ranges so that you will have access to help if needed:

Friday, February 26, 6 AM – 4 PM EST
Monday, March 1, 8 AM – 4 PM EST

Inquiries and requests for information may be sent to [email protected]. If you are already registered as a coach or student for the Challenge, please include your team ID # and the name of your school in your inquiry.

M3 Challenge is a program of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone 215-382-9800
Fax 215-525-2756
[email protected]

Phone calls made or emails sent directly to members of the project management team during Challenge weekend will not be returned until the following week.

Project Director and Media Contact
Michelle Montgomery
[email protected]

Project Communications and Systems Administration
Adrianne Ali
[email protected]


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