SCUDEM IV 2019 Registration 1 September through 25 October 2019

We invite you and your students to participate in SCUDEM IV 2019 – SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling to be held during the period 1-9 November 2019. Participation in SCUDEM is very meaningful for students with strong research-based evidence of increases in student self-efficacy for doing modeling with mathematics. Indeed, see the convincing videos in which students share that conviction about the SCUDEM experience.

Please consider participating with your students in SCUDEM IV 2019 which is for students and faculty in a two or four year college/university or a high school.

Registration for SCUDEM IV 2019 with Challenge Saturday on 9 November 2019 at local sites is open 1 September 2019 through 25 October 2019. So there is plenty of time to get coaches and teams together to register.

From 1 – 9 November 2019 student teams will select one of three problems from (1) physical sciences/engineering, (2) life sciences/chemistry, and (3) social sciences and develop a model for presentation on Challenge Saturday at a local site near their home campus. The number of local sites is increasing all the time and is now up to 70 around the world. If you do not see a site near you then contact us at  about hosting SCUDEM IV 2019.

In addition to immediate feedback on their models, students will hear other student presentations, meet with students who have developed a model of their own, participate in a fun MathBowl, and grow in their personal understanding and practice of the modeling process.

For faculty there is a rich Faculty Development program to encourage and support the use of modeling in teaching differential equations with activities and many examples, as well as a chance to meet with other like-minded faculty.

This is the fourth SCUDEM  event. Past SCUDEM event results, including statements of problems, student submissions, and problem author comments are posted here with other results.

Registration for SCUDEM IV 2019 runs from 1 September through 25 October 2019.  Registration fee for coach-team pairings is $100 US and is free in developing countries as part of SIMIODE’s outreach efforts.

Please share the news of SCUDEM IV 2019 with faculty engaged or interested in teaching differential equations and modeling courses so they each can excite and invite students to participate in this Challenge and come along for the rich Faculty Development experience as a coach. For students this is an opportunity to practice applying mathematics they are learning in a fun and engaging manner and to meet other students who are also learning to apply their mathematics.  Join the fun, accept the challenge, do the modeling!

If you have questions please contact us at

Thank you.

Brian Winkel, Director SIMIODE