Monthly Archives: April, 2013

North Penn HS makes finals of national Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

April 26th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

North Penn High School beat out more than 1,000 submissions to make it to the finals of Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, an annual national science challenge organized by a Philadelphia-based organization. The Lansdale school is one of six schools that will compete next week in the New York City finals. Students were asked to tackle […]



Originally published April 26, 2013 via Philly. To read the full article, click here.

PHS students offer recycling solutions at Mega Math Challenge

April 25th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
Pembroke — In early March four Pembroke High School seniors competed in the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge for the chance at receiving scholarship money. Seniors Erin Haley, Charlie Meyer, Soumya Karra, and Ally Marx had 14 hours one Saturday to address the issue of plastic waste filling our nation’s landfills, come up with the best recycling methods for U.S. cities to implement based on their demographics, and recommend guidelines for nationwide recycling standards.

They competed against nearly 6,000 other U.S. high school students. They had to work independently and were not allowed to consult with their team captain and Calculus teacher, Mr. Paul Consolati.


Originally published on April 25, 2013 on the Wicked Local website. To read full article, click here.

Michelle Montgomery & Katie Fowler – Inspired by Math #30

April 24th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Math contests can be a lot of fun. SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, puts on a contest every year for teams of high school juniors and seniors to propose a solution to a pressing real world problem. The contest promotes lots of hard work, collaboration, and smart thinking. And, the winners get a bunch of scholarship money along with a hefty dose of glory. My two podcast guests have key roles in running the contest. It’s a great thing that Michelle Montgomery and Katie Fowler are doing to prepare future generations to take on the world’s challenges.



Originally published on April 24, 2013 on the Wild About Math website. To read the full article, click here.

Scholarship Encourages Students To Pursue Careers In Applied Math

April 5th, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This weekend, a competition is underway among high schools across the country, including some from Philadelphia on how to use math to solve everyday challenges. This year’s challenge: using math to address recycling issues.

Nearly 6,000 students from 29 states took part in the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. The contest is organized by the Pennsylvania Society for Industrial and Applied Math, or SIAM.


Originally published on April 5, 2013 by CBS Philly . To see full article, click here.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge Announces Top Six High School Teams

April 1st, 2013 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

55 teams will receive a share of $115,000 in scholarship prizes 

Consider it a 30-million-ton problem. Of the nearly 300 million tons of plastic produced around the world each year, over 30 million winds up as plastic waste.  Quantifying this waste, coming up with the best methods for U.S. cities to recycle it, and recommending guidelines for nationwide recycling standards was the task faced by the nearly 6,000 U.S. high school students who competed in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge in early March.

Originally published April 1, 2013 via via The Washington Sun. To read the full article, click here.