SIMIODE – Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations is a non-profit Community of Practice, supported by the National Science Foundation, in support of motivating and teaching differential equations through modeling. See www.simiode.org. ALL is FREE in SIMIODE.
SCUDEM V 2020 - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling is an annual event for students. Teams of three high school or undergraduate students with a graduate student or faculty mentor/coach select one of three problems, use differential equations modeling to address the issues, and produce a ten-minute video for judging and supportive feedback commentary. Registration opens September 1, 2020, and the Challenge Period is October 23–November 14, 2020.
SCUDEM is FREE to all students in developing countries as a way of supporting personal growth and asks for a $10 US registration fee from each individual team member beyond these countries.
SCUDEM teams can come from one school with a faculty coach or individual students and coaches can sign up and SIMIODE will form teams. In this way, one could have a coach from, say, Kyoto JAPAN, with team members from Laguna Hills CA USA, Brno CZECH REPUBLIC, and Lagos NIGERIA. Just imagine the opportunities here. Such teaming will create friends in mathematics and across borders for life.