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CALL for Participation - Student Team Members, Coaches, and Judges

Consider participating in SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Models - SCUDEM VIII 2023. Experience the joy of student modeling efforts - as student, as coach, or as judge. SCUDEM is administered by SIMIODE, a non-profit Community of Practice focused on a modeling first approach to teaching and learning differential equations.

This year MathWorks is supporting SCUDEM with a grant and
FREE licenses for student team members and coaches for MatLab and Simulink.

From 20 October–13 November 2023 three-member student teams (high school and undergraduate) from around the world develop a mathematical model and prepare a ten-minute video on a model they build from their choice in one of three areas: physics/engineering, chemistry/life science, or social science/humanities. Here are the three problems student teams worked on last year. You can also see ALL past year's problems and videos of Outstanding Videos on our SIMIODE channel YouTube playlist.

Please download our SCUDEM Poster to share and use to promote student involvement while all registration materials can be found at SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Models - SCUDEM VIII 2023. Registration closes 18 October 2023.

Here are some of the student/coach team home countries who have participated to give you an idea of the international flavor of SCUDEM events: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon,  Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland,  Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Wales, and Zimbabwe. Join this rich community of SCUDEM participants and respond to the challenge of modeling with differential equations.

Get Your Copy of SIMIODE Modeling First Differential Equations Textbook

SIMIODE offers an exceptional textbook, Differential Equations: A Toolbox for Modeling the World, by Kurt Bryan at a very reasonable price with hundreds of pages of online resources, computer code (Maple, MatLab, Mathematica, and SAGE), hints, and solutions. The 561 page book, richly motivated with models throughout, is offered in two forms (1) downloadable pdf version and (2) paperback with pdf version.

Dr. Glenn Ledder, University of Nebraska, says in his review, published in The UMAP Journal.

"This book is the only one this reviewer is aware of that presents differential equations in a modeling context rather than merely adding a bit of modeling to the standard presentation. If you want to study the mathematics of differential equations in a modeling context, you are in the right place."

The text has been used at a number of universities and schools: US Air Force Academy, Montana State University, Florida Polytechnic University, and Exeter Academy, among others.

Complete information, including reviews. FREE sample Chapter One, all support resources, and purchase processes are available.

Get a copy to use for resources in your teaching and learning. Better yet, adopt the textbook for use at your school to motivate and excite students in learning differential equations and their applications.

And . . . Hundreds of FREE SIMIODE Resources

Be sure to visit our SIMIODE Community of Practice for hundreds of resources for teaching and learning materials as well as ideas from the literature: Modeling Scenarios, Technique Narratives, Potential Modeling Activities, Presentations, Articles, and much more. All these resources are FREEly available, downloadable, and customizable for you to use in your professional activities, be they learning or teaching. Come join us at SIMIODE, all are welcome!

Contact: Brian Winkel, Director@simiode.org

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