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Outstanding SCUDEM VII 2022 Team Videos Now Available at SIMIODE YouTube Channel

SCUDEM VII 2022 Challenge Period was 21 October–13 November 2022

SCUDEM VII 2022 Problems are here to download

Overall Summary of results for SCUDEM VII 2022 are available while individual team awards and judges comments are being sent out.

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.

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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.

Consider volunteering as a Coach for SCUDEM 2022. Plan to start working with your team before SCUDEM begins in order to help prepare these energetic students for the modeling experience.

SCUDEM needs judges. Consider volunteering as a Judge for SCUDEM 2022. 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

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.

See presentations from SCUDEM VI 2021 Outstanding Award recipients at SIMIODE's YouTube playlist.

The Outstanding Team from SCUDEM V 2020, Miles Pophal, Chenming Zhen, and Henry Bae, from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL USA has published their model as a paper, Using Differential Equations to Model a Cockatoo on a Spinning Wheel as part of the SCUDEM V Modeling Challenge, in the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, Volume 23, Number 1. The team was coached by Anthony Stefan, graduate student at Florida Institute of Technology.

Read the full details about all our past events, including problem statements and results, in our wiki.


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 Thu January 12, 2023 11:12 pm by Brian Winkel

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    Brian Winkel

    The Outstanding Team from SCUDEM V 2020, Miles Pophal, Chenming Zhen, and Henry Bae, from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL USA has published their model as a paper, "Using Differential Equations to Model a Cockatoo on a Spinning Wheel as part of the SCUDEM V Modeling Challenge,” in the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, Volume 23, Number 1.

    The team was coached by Anthony Stefan, graduate student at Florida Institute of Technology. Congratulations!

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