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SCUDEM IX 2024 Challenge Period
19 October–12 November 2024

Registration for SCUDEM IX 2024 begins 1 July 2024.

Registration fee is $33USD/student and is FREE to teams from Developing Countries.

For SCUDEM VIII 2023 all Team Videos have been submitted and judged and teams have been informed of results.

Certificates for teams, coaches, and judges have been posted.

We offer a Summary of SCUDEM VIII 2023 participation and results.

Outstanding Team videos are now posted in SIMIODE's YouTube Channel.

SCUDEM VIII 2023 Problems  POSTED 


(PDF file, 362KB) Download  flyer to share news of SCUDEM VIII 2023 - SCUDEM IX 2024 flyer to be posted.

SCUDEM VIII 2023 was supported by MathWorks.

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Student teams were provided a copy of MATLAB®  


Hundreds of colleagues from academe, business, government, and non-profit sectors have volunteered their time and enjoyed giving feedback to young modelers on their work in SCUDEM. We thank all our judges.

Congratulation to Arya Yadav, Utkarsh Singh, and Kamaldeep Bhatt (holding their team certificates) for this amazing team effort and Meritorious Award and a heartfelt thanks for the opportunity and exposure at SCUDEM VIII offered by SIMIODE under the guidance of Coach Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Rajni Arora, Shyam Lal College of the University of Delhi, New Delhi INDIA.

Shyam Lal College Team Coach


General Information about SCUDEM

SCUDEMSIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling is a 3-student group modeling challenge that runs over multiple days culminating in a 10 minute video which is reviewed by at least 3 judges. Teams and Coaches may meet remotely. Team submissions will be judged Outstanding, Meritorious, or Successful.

Teams choose one of the Challenge Problems provided in the areas of

  • physics/engineering,
  • chemistry/life sciences,
  • social sciences/humanities,

and develop a model using differential or difference equations and a presentation.

Read the Complete Rules for details of the challenge.

See problem statements and results for past events in our wiki. SIMIODE's YouTube channel features presentations of past Outstanding Award recipients.

Consider volunteering as a Coach for SCUDEM IX 2024. Plan to start working with your team before SCUDEM begins in order to help prepare these energetic students for the modeling experience.

Watch the Collegial Conversation webinar from 27 September 2021, conducted by Brian Winkel (Director SIMIODE) and Anthony Stefan (Florida Institute of Technology) for practical advice for Coaches and Student Challengers. The slides of the presentation include helpful links to details and guiding materials.

Outstanding SCUDEM Team Papers Published

MathWorks software information

We are pleased to offer all SCUDEM VIII 2023 participants (team members and coaches) a complimentary MATLAB & Simulink license as well as  MATLAB and Simulink training materials that will teach everyone how to use MATLAB for differential equation modelling and visualization. For registered teams and coaches you can visit this webpage and press "Request Software" to acquire your license. MathWorks customer services will send you a license key within 48 hours. You can then use this key to install MATLAB following the instructions from video.

You can experience and learn about MATLAB immediately after registration here at these helpful sites.

SCUDEM is administered by SIMIODE, a non-profit Community of Practice focused on a modeling first approach to teaching differential equations.

Created by Leigh Noble Last Modified Fri March 1, 2024 10:34 am by Brian Winkel