A team of five students recently competed in the Society of Actuaries 2017 Student Case Study Challenge, finishing third. The challenge provides an opportunity to apply actuarial skills to real-world problems through research, analysis, and the development of models. Finalists were invited to present their work to a panel of judges last week. The third place finish secured a $2,000 grant to UNC from the Society of Actuaries, as well as cash awards to the team. Members included MDS majors Trent Hollandsworth (team leader), Amy Nelson, Yirun Li and John Mullan, as well as Computer Science/Economics major Tyler Thrower.