Challenge Checklist


To Do Details
Check EligibilityReview eligibility requirements in the official Rules and Guidelines.
Complete Online RegistrationWhat you’ll need to register:
1. School name, full address, phone number
2. Teacher-coach’s email address and a back-up email address
3. Minimum of three students, maximum of five, all from the same school
4. Full names of all students on the team
5. Each student’s individual email address, gender, and grade

The coach will be asked during the registration process to certify that they and all student team members have read and understand the official Rules and Guidelines.
Verify Team InformationAll members must verify the accuracy of the team data. Certificates are generated from the data exactly as it is entered at registration, or as revised by the deadline.
Login CredentialsYour team ID # and password will be automatically generated and sent via a confirmation email message when the teacher-coach registers. Do NOT share your team ID # or password outside of your team. Every team’s ID # and password are different.
Parental Consent FormEach student team member must have their parent or guardian login with the team credentials to electronically indicate their consent or sign themselves of they are 18+. All consents must be completed by Challenge weekend. Please indicate ethnicity: Challenge organizers value the opportunity to track and improve diversity and equity.

Preparing For The Challenge

Challenge Weekend

To DoDetails
Rise to the ChallengeDownload the problem! Digest and define your problem, make assumptions, define variables, build a solution, analyze and assess it, and write your executive summary. If you have written code to qualify for the extra Technical Computing Award, append that code to your paper. SUBMIT!

After Challenge Weekend

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Teachers/Coaches Certify Authenticity of WorkTeacher-coaches will be prompted to certify authenticity of their students’ work after Challenge weekend, which will become available on the “Authenticate” page behind the team login.
Await Judging DecisionsTeams will be notified as judging is completed, typically within six weeks of Challenge weekend. Check the important dates page.

Final Event

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Qualified Teams Present Papers at Final EventM3 Finalist teams and Technical Computing Awardees will be identified and invited to New York City to present their paper, answer questions about their models, and receive awards. Travel, accommodation, and meals are provided and paid by the Challenge. Those teams also are guaranteed to win one of the scholarship prizes available.
Provide School Details for ScholarshipsStudents on teams that win scholarship prizes will be required to submit information about their chosen college in order to have their scholarship money released. See required Consents and Certifications within the Official Rules and Guidelines.