Unveiling the 2023-2024 Modeling the Future Challenge Finalists

Join us in celebrating the finalists of the 2023-2024 Modeling the Future Challenge! This prestigious national scholarship competition offers high school students the chance to predict the future, delve into real-world topics, and make recommendations. During the Challenge, students assume the role of aspiring actuaries by completing a math modeling project and presenting their research […]

Crafting a Purposeful Mentor Session

Hello, I am Omkar, a semifinalist of the Modeling the Future Challenge 2021-2022 and a finalist of the 2022-2023 year. Meeting your mentor for the first time can be an intimidating experience. My team and I were already nervous about the project as we were attempting to be ambitious this year. We wondered whether our […]

Maximizing Your Mentor Meetings: Tips for Success

Somehow it’s now January. You’ve gotten past the qualifying round, you’re starting to pull your project together, and you’ve scheduled your mentor meeting for sometime soon. (You have scheduled that, right?)  Okay, you have your mentor meeting on the calendar. But how are you supposed to prepare for that? What is the point of it?  […]

Strategies for Success in the MTFC Project Phase: Lessons Learned

Hello, I’m Omkar. I was a semifinalist in the Modeling the Future Challenge for the 2021-2022 year and a finalist the following year. Over the previous competition years, one of the greatest challenges in the MTFC has been moving on from the “idea” for a project to actually conducting research about the project. Research can […]

An MTFC Finalist’s Tips for the Project Phase

Alright, champions of data, buckle up because we’re about to dive deeper into the thrilling world of your research project (if it’s your first one, perfect!). First off, major congrats on making it to the project phase – you’ve officially reached the pearl of the entire Modeling the Future Challenge!  Teamwork Makes the Dream Work […]

Unpacking Data Insights: Lessons from the Scenario Response

Hello, my name is Omkar and I was a semifinalist in the 2022 Modeling the Future Challenge and a finalist in the 2023 Modeling the Future Challenge.  The Scenario Response is a foray into the challenge that actuaries face, and the remainder of the MTFC. It consists of a set of prompts alongside a pertinent […]

What I’ve Learned from the Modeling the Future Challenge

While I acquired many valuable mathematical skills and experiences while working on the Modeling the Future Challenge as part of my team, I would say that the greatest and most impactful lesson I have learned throughout the process is the importance of teamwork. I think it is safe to say that without my team’s willingness […]

How Mathematical Skills Develop at Each Stage of the MTFC

Hello, I am Omkar, a Modeling the Future Challenge Finalist for the 2022-2023 year. The MTFC Challenge was an amazing experience that greatly enhanced my mathematical and critical thinking skills! The MTFC is an actuarial science challenge with three phases, where groups can progress through the competition by performing well in each phase.  The first […]

Congratulations to the Best in Show Teams for MTFC’s Inaugural Quest Track

The goal for teams completing this year’s inaugural Quest Track was for them to gain valuable skills and familiarity with The Actuarial Process that will enable them to participate in the 2023-24 Modeling the Future Challenge. Geared with these skills, teams will be equipped to tackle the open-ended risk modeling project in the Challenge Track […]

The Challenge Awards College Scholarships to 15 Student Winners

The Actuarial Foundation is delighted to announce the winning teams of the 2022-2023 Modeling the Future Challenge, a national scholarship competition where high school students take on the role of an actuary using models to predict future risk and help to solve world problems. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge was developed with our […]