2013: Year at a Glance

2013 Challenge Problem
Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in their Place

This problem asked teams to come up with a way to quantify the plastic waste filling our nation’s landfills, and to suggest the best recycling methods for U.S. cities to implement, based on modeling relevant variables. They were then to use that model as a basis for recommending nationwide recycling standards.

M3 Challenge 2013 Champion

Wayzata High School Team #2559, Plymouth, Minnesota 

Coach: Thomas Kilkelly 

Students: Jenny Lai; Abram Sanderson; Amy Xiong; Lynn Zhang; Roy Zhao

Winning Solutions

See where the winning teams are from and how they rose to the Challenge!

Judge Commentary

A judge’s thoughts on this year’s submissions and modeling in general.