M3 Math Challenge

The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success.

The M3 Challenge is a competition unlike any other. The problem topic in the Internet-based contest remains unknown until participants download it during Challenge weekend. Working in groups of 3-5, teams have 14 hours to gather data and information, document their assumptions, and devise a mathematical model to provide insight about the issue before submitting their solution via computer upload. Winners in the past receive scholarship prizes totaling $150,000!