M3 Challenge Finalist Awards honor the top six teams overall for outstanding mathematical approaches to the three main prompts in the Challenge problem. Teams should create mathematical models; justifying assumptions, defining parameters, describing their process, analyzing effects of change, and describing results. Finalist teams are invited to an expense paid trip to New York City.
M3 Challenge Semi-finalist: six team prizes of $1,500
M3 Challenge Honorable Mention: 22 team prizes of $1,000
Certificates for all participants
Schools of the finalist teams receive prizes to support a department, club, or activity
Technical Computing Awards
Technical Computing Awards honor teams for outstanding use of computer programming in their solution. To be eligible, teams must use a programming platform other than spreadsheets. Writing code is not required to participate in or to win M3 Challenge.
Technical Computing Winner: $3,000 team prize
Technical Computing Runner Up: $2,000 team prize
Technical Computing Third Place: $1,000 team prize