Eric Tyler, Asish Makadia, Susan Ballentine, Will Farmer, and Cody Talmadge will present their paper in front of a panel of judges to compete for a $20,000 scholarship.
The problem presented in the challenge involved US Census figures, including making recommendations for undercount adjustment and for apportioning US House of Representatives. A total of 531 high school teams submitted papers.
Another team of MLWGS students received one of 31 honorable mentions and will split a $1,000 scholarship prize. These students are Norris Guncheon ‘10, Jason Kong ‘11, Cameron Napps ‘10, Niklas Philipsen ‘10, and Virginia Young ‘10.
More information about the award may be found here: http://m3challenge.siam.org/about/mediacenter/?id=1558.