TEXARKANA, Texas – Several Texas A&M University-Texarkana math students competed in the recent 2018 Student Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM) and presented their mathematical model at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Two teams of students participated in the event, working diligently to solve their projects between October 19th and October 27th. Each team member contributed between 20 and 25 hours to their project.
This SCUDEM session featured students presenting their models at 40 locations around the world. Teams are ranked in the following way: The highest ranking available is the “Outstanding Award,” with the second-ranking called the “Meritorious Award” and the third-ranking labeled as the “Successful Award.”
A&M-Texarkana’s TEAM A, (comprised of Ryan Powell, Katelin Garamillo, and Nathalie Alvarado) was given the Meritorious Award, and Team B (made up of Rebecca Thompson and Claire Reyes, received the Successful Award. Additionally, Ryan Powell and Rebecca Thompson were awarded 2nd place in the Math Bowl competition, and Nathalie Alvarado received 3rd place.