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Information for Students

SCUDEM VII 2022 Challenge Period is 21 October–13 November 2022 ending  

at one minute before midnight (11:59 PM) Eastern Time Zone on Sunday, 13 November 2022.

SCUDEM VII 2022 Problems here to download

IMPORTANT Team videos should be uploaded by one minute before midnight (11:59 PM) Eastern Time Zone on Sunday, 13 November 2022, to YouTube and marked as Unlisted, and a SCUDEM Team Video Submission Form submitted at that time. See complete Rules for SCUDEM.

Team video judging will begin 19 November 2022 and results will be announced by mid December 2022.


  • Team camaraderie — students who participate in SCUDEM and COMAP's MCM/ICM say modeling in teams was the best undergraduate experience they have had
  • Meet students from other schools — share your SCUDEM experience with others passionate about applying mathematics
  • Experience for graduate school or resume — develop work similar to higher level research or an industrial project
  • Gain insight to different applications of differential equations — these aren't your textbook problems

General Comments

SCUDEM VII 2022 Challenge Period begins on 21 October 2022 and ends on 13 November 2022.

Beginning one minute after midnight EDT, Friday 21 October 2022, teams will access three Challenge Problems or modeling scenarios involving differential equations in physics/engineering, chemistry/life sciences, or social sciences/humanities. Teams will select one problem and develop modeling approaches and solutions with an understanding of limitations to their model. The scenarios are designed so that every team can succeed in modeling, thus building skills and confidence in using differential equations.

We expect teams to coordinate and work together virtually and/or in person, especially since many teams have members in different geographical areas. After everyone has introduced themselves, the first thing to do is to decide which of the three Challenge Problems on which the team will focus.

After the challenge begins, students members may not receive help from living beings, including the coach. So, we encourage you to meet with your coach and get their advice about modeling, presentation skills, or other aspects of the challenge prior to the start of the challenge period.

Each team prepares a 10-minute video presentation on their work and uploads their team video in Unlisted mode to YouTube by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday 13 November 2022.

If your team receives an Outstanding Award we will place your video on the SIMIODE YouTube playlist for public viewing. Participation by students implies agreement to that principle.


All teams and coaches must abide by the Official Rules for SCUDEM VII 2022.

Student Support Materials

While these materials are from SCUDEM 2020, they continue to be relevant to SCUDEM 2022.

  • Modeling Guide for Student and Coach — a student perspective on modeling process, especially as it relates to SCUDEM.
  • Useful Resources — good video or voice over PowerPoint information, OverLeaf (collaborative LaTeX), technical mathematics software.
  • Team Meeting Platforms — ideas for team meeting platforms. We recommend visiting websites for specifics before committing to one platform

Helpful Comments from the Author of SCUDEM Problems

We have posted complete problem statements and student submissions as Challenge Results from previous SCUDEM events, along with Commentary and Overview on the Problems from the problem author, Dr. Kelly Black, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens GA USA.

These are very worthwhile reads, highlighting good practices in modeling and communicating results. These materials can be found under Challenge Results for each year at the Past SCUDEM Events wiki.

Created by Leigh Noble Last Modified Sun October 30, 2022 1:39 pm by Brian Winkel


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