The Modeling the Future Challenge is a real-world competition for high school students combining math modeling, data analysis, and risk management into one exciting challenge! To compete, students conduct their own research project modeling real-world data to analyze risks and make recommendations to companies, industry groups, governments, or organizations. Students put their critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills to the test and have a shot at $60,000 worth of scholarship prizes!

Check out our 2023 MTFC Finalist teams as they introduce themselves and their projects.

Finalist Introduction Videos

Whitney Team 0

The Barrier Between: Risk Analysis of Sea Level Rise in Boston


An Analysis of Severe Winds on Texas Counties’ Annual Cotton Yields


More Than a Sunburn


The Grand Migration: Analysis of the Lobster Population Dynamics and its Financial Implications

Three Sigma

Using Jet Engine Data to Produce More Economical and Efficient Maintenance Schedules

The Last Turtle

Dying at the Top: Death on Mount Everest

Team 11990

Invisible Threats to Our Healthcare: Risk Analysis of Data Breaches in Healthcare Sector

Space Junk

KESSYM: A stochastic orbital debris model for evaluation of Kessler Syndrome risks and mitigations

SC DataRaider 3

An Evaluation of Dryland Salinity in Australia

Memphis University School

Breaking the Cycle: Reducing Recidivism in Iowa State Prisons

Louisville Mission Math

Healthy Neighborhoods Louisville: Uncovering the Socioeconomic Drivers of Chronic Disease

Expandable Lunchboxes

Effects of Copper Mining on Water Quality in Arizona

Unhandled Exceptions

An Analysis of Environmental Conditions and Factors on Drought Severity in California