On Saturday April 21st two University of Hartford teams participated in the Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling (SCUDEM) held at Springfield College. The student team of David Norris, Eric Sims (both Electrical Engineering Juniors), and Ben Stec (Mathematics Junior) analyzed a hypothetical recycling system using crosswind fans to separate paper from cardboard. Their work earned an Outstanding Distinction (top category). The student team of Kayla Depara (Mathematics Senior), Alek Marczuk (Mathematics/BME Junior), and Yoni Shavit (Mathematics Senior) analyzed an evolutionary decision system through which simple organisms decide whether to flee potential predators or stay put and preserve energy. Their work earned a Meritorious Distinction (second category). The coaches were Hwayeon Ryu (coordinator), Aslihan Demirkaya, David Miller, and Mark Turpin, all of the A&S Mathematics Department.