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Taking the m3 Challenge

Students are working together to make a difference! Nathan Roe, Isaiah Theisen, Taylor Celotta, and Rudra Pandey took the m3 (MathWorks Math Modeling) Challenge and spent 14  hours solving homelessness and the availability of affordable housing. Studying the two issues in two cities--Seattle and Albuquerque--the students describe the course of the country's homeless population in the coming years. Students used mathematical modeling to understand the intertwined housing shortage and homelessness crisis.

The competition for scholarship prizes is open to high school students, working together and using math to solve real-life problems. The students' final project, is a paper, "A Tale of Two Cities," and judging begins next week.