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WPI Students Take Top Prize in Actuarial Case Competition

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April 2, 2021

WPI's Math Actuarial Student Team has taken top honors in this year's Actuarial Case Competition (sponsored by Travelers Insurance).

The competition was hosted virtually on Friday, March 26th and hosted teams from five universities (Bentley, Bryant, Temple, UConn, and WPI). Each team was given an involved actuarial problem in the morning and had to present to a panel of judges in the afternoon. This year's case competition focused on loss development triangles and their application to projecting ultimate claims. The winning team members are WPI first-year MAC majors Abby Barksdale and Emerald Pham, plus sophomore MAC majors Liz Cole, Anshika Jain, Kevin McGonigle, and Celeste Rehm. As winners, in addition to bragging rights, the students received a trophy and will split a $1500 prize.
The team was advised by Profs Jon Abraham and Barry Posterro.

From left to right: Celeste Rehm, Abby Barksdale, Kevin McGonigle,
Emerald Pham, and Anshika Jain (not pictured: Liz Cole).