Dayton Regional STEM Center
(937) 225-4598
200 S. Keowee St. Dayton, OH 45402

2013 Modeling and Simulation Competition

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


We are pleased to announce that the Dayton Regional STEM Center will be hosting the second annual Modeling and Simulation Challenge for High School on April 22, 2013 and is generously sponsored by SAIC (  The event will take place at Tec^Edge from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  We had four teams participate in September:  Thurgood Marshall High School, Tri-Village High School, Upper Valley CTC, and Dayton Early College Academy.  Tri-Village won and the team will be competing at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando December 3-6.

The National Training and Simulation Association in partnership with I/ITSEC will provide an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida, usually in late November or early December.  You may have as many  student team participants as you feel necessary for the project.  However, the national group has limits on who can attend (see their comments below).  If a team should choose to take more members to the conference, it would be at their own expense unless we can obtain a sponsor—cannot promise at this time.   Local competitors and winners will receive awards.

Comments from NTSA:

Future Leader participants must be either junior or senior year and must be of the same sex because of hotel room requirements.  That is about it as far as  particular personal requirements are concerned.  Each team must have a chaperone, at least 21 years of age, who will be totally responsible for each student from the time they leave their parents until the time they return to their parents. Neither NTSA nor I/ITSEC or any member thereof bears any responsibility for the students or their behavior at any time during the FLP event either during the conference or before or after the actual conference time or travel to and from Orlando. Also, the chaperone must be approved by both the parent and the school. We really prefer to have teachers as they will participate in the America’s Teachers Program at the conference. “

Please note:  while NTSA requires same sex teams, we do not. There are opportunities to possibly room with another mix team or we will work diligently to cover the cost of the extra room if one is needed. 

Please see attached the Intent to Participate form and the M&S competition rubrics (subject to change).   MS Participant Info Sheet   M S Rubric 16 Oct 2012


JANUARY 11, 2013             Intent to Participate Form is due (please fax to 937-496-7426) or email.

MARCH 22, 2013               Abstract and Paper due

APRIL 22, 2013                   COMPETITION 2013

Please send all questions to me at the above email

Ideas from past national competitions:

Virtual 3-d human eye used to help teach and explain anatomy

Simulation to determine the best sensor scan pattern to detect, find and identify a hidden object

Virtual building/area to familiarize people with a new place.  Measured people that used the simulation and people that did not and analyzed data.

Game to teacher students vocabulary words for SAT and ACT.  Teams demonstrated how students improved test scores over time by playing the game.


Margy Stevens

Executive Director

The Dayton Regional STEM Center

200 S. Keowee Street

Dayton, OH  45402

(937) 225-4603 x3017

(937) 496-7426  FAX