TORCH - The Operations Research Challenge
The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH) will be hosting its second annual contest in Montreal on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Concordia.
TORCH is a free one-day contest designed to introduce high school students to Operations Research, a field that addresses complex decision-making problems through the use of engineering, computer science and mathematics.
Teams of three to four high school students solve five to 10 problems related to different application areas of operations research. No previous knowledge of operations research is required.
To get ready, check out the study resources to look at problems from past challenges.
Registration is free, but space is limited.
Details and Rules
- Participants are asked to bring writing utensils and calculators, but no paper or other aids will be allowed (we will provide plenty of paper for you to work on).
- Use of computers, tablets, or mobile phones, is prohibited, as is the use of internet.
- Students that sign up as individuals will be placed in a team and will be notified during registration.
- To ensure the best working environment for participants, parents and teachers are not allowed to view the competition while it is in progress. You are invited to attend the awards ceremony at 5:30 pm to celebrate all the hard work!
TORCH also offers:
- Free refreshments and lunch
- Mentoring from university students
- Information on undergraduate studies in engineering
For more information visit the TORCH website.