FL Competes in Moody's Mega Math Challenge

On February 25, four students, Alexander Eng, Nicholas Cicero, Matthew Gordon, and Philip Melnick, participated in the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.   For this contest the students were asked to write a paper discussing the preservation of the National Park System.  Emphasis was placed on five parks, and the paper had to include mathematical models that examined tidal changes, climate related events and financial resources.  After being given the statement of the problem, they were given 14 hours to complete their paper.

Our students did an outstanding job, being placed in the grouping of 26th to 50th out of 6500 papers submitted.  This placed the team in the top 0.7% of all papers.