SCUDEM - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling
SIMIODE Challenge Using
Differential Equations Modeling
SCUDEM V 2020
SCUDEM V 2020 begins 23 October 2020 with Challenge Saturday on 14 November 2020. Registration for SCUDEM V 2020 is 1 September - 15 October 2020 with Challenge Period to work on one model of team choice from 23 October - 14 November 2020.
In light of restrictions due to the current pandemic health issues we have made two major changes in SCUDEM V 2020.
(1) Teams can consist of three students, either from one school or from different schools. School teams can register together with their coach. Also individual students and coaches can register and SIMIODE will assemble teams. SCUDEM V will thus permit students and coaches to work with new colleagues from around the world in preparation and participation for the Challenge. Coaches can be faculty, graduate students, or other professionals.
(2) Participation will be virtual. Teams will prepare a 10-minute video presentation of their modeling efforts for posting in private mode on YouTube for judges' consideration - scoring and constructive comments.
Go to SCUDEM V 2020 for complete details.
Past SCUDEM events
SCUDEM Lite 2020 - Virtual Challenge
SCUDEM Lite 2020 took place in March 2020. We had planned to hold a SCUDEM like (lite) event in which students from the Intermountain Section of the MAA worked on problems at home schools. They were to come to the section meeting in Salt Lake City UT USA to make their presentations as part of a regular contributed paper presentation for judging and feedback. When the in-person meeting was canceled due to COVID-19 we asked the 8 teams to each make a 10 minute presentation and upload a private version to YouTube for judges to consider. The complete SCUDEM Lite 2020 Results show the statement of the one problem offered and all 8 team's videos.
SCUDEM IV 2019 Marks the Beginning of an Annual SCUDEM Event in Early November Each Year
SCUDEM IV 2019 began 1 November 2019 with the release of the modeling problems for participants and culminated with Challenge Saturday on 9 November 2019. Some 610 students from 92 schools and more than 149 faculty participated at 46 sites in the United States, Czech Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, and India. Complete details about SCUDEM IV 2019, including problems used, team submissions, MathBowl, SCUDEM IV 2019 activities, and more are available here.
SCUDEM III 2018 at Various Locations in the United States and Beyond
SCUDEM III 2018 began 21 October 2018 with the release of the modeling problems for participants and culminated with Challenge Saturday on 27 October 2018. Some 380 students from 58 schools and more than 93 faculty participated at 31 sites in the United States, Cameroon, and India. Complete details about SCUDEM III 2018, including problems used, team submissions, MathBowl, SCUDEM III 2018 activities, and more are available here.
SCUDEM II 2018 in the United States and Beyond
SCUDEM II 2018 began 13 April 2018 with the release of the modeling problems for participants and culminated with Challenge Saturday on 21 April 2018. Some 400 students from 86 schools and more than 111 faculty participated at 40 sites in the United States, Cameroon, India. Complete details about SCUDEM II 2018, including problems used, team submissions, MathBowl, SCUDEM II 2018 activities, and more are available here.
Inaugural SCUDEM I 2017 in Newburgh, New York
SCUDEM I 2017, took place at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY USA, on 14 October 2017 for schools within a two hour drive of Newburgh NY. For registered team members and coaches, problems were posted on Challenge Saturday on 14 October 2017. Complete details about SCUDEM I 2017, including problems used, team submissions, MathBowl, and more are available here.
In our 12 July 2019 Blog we highlight the results from a recently published article, "Building mathematics self-efficacy of STEM undergraduates through mathematical modelling," in the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, in which the authors conclude that SCUDEM increases students' self-efficacy in mathematical modeling. Do SCUDEM for your students!
SIMIODE, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Cornwall, New York in the United States, was founded by DR Brian Winkel, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, United States Military Academy, West Point NY USA in Spring 2013. Contact: Director@simiode.org.