Simio Student Competition
Organized by Eric Howard
Cash prizes totaling $3250. $1500 for 1st. $1000 for 2nd. $500 for 3rd. $250 for 4th.
This is open to both graduate and undergraduate student teams. In addition to the fame and glory ("bragging rights" and exposing your work to potential employers) there will be cash prizes totaling $3250, twice a year. Because of the success of the competition, we have added a fourth place position! Here is a summary of the December 2019 problem (August through December 2019) that is a problem based on real world problem for a Regional Airport Passenger Experience Improvement Project:
A regional airport is seeing an increase in passengers as the surrounding communities are developing and experiencing economic growth. However, this volume increase is causing the airport to be frequently plagued by congestion that could hinder the economic growth in the area. For this reason, the airport is evaluating improvement projects to help reduce the congestion and enhance passenger experience.