The Modeling the Future Challenge is uses an open-theme for team projects where students can define their own project! To help get started, we are providing example Data Sources and example project proposals below. Explore the data sources to get a sense for what topics you are most interested in, review the example Project Topics below to see teams could approach a variety of topics, and use the Actuarial Process Guide and the 2023-24 Scenario Quest to help you step through the process of defining and conducting your own MTFC research project!

Sample Scenario Quest: Topic Response

As part of Phase One of the Challenge, your team will submit prompt responses on the Scenario Quest topic (Ski Resorts for 2023-24) and on a topic of the team’s choosing to help solidify your ideas for the project topic you would like to pursue in Phase Two when you complete your full Project Report.

This resource is an example of a team’s responses to the Scenario Quest prompts on a topic of their choice within each Mission of the Scenario Quest.

Team Project Topic Examples