Established in 2011, the Smith Institute’s annual TakeAIM competition is an opportunity for university students to showcase their work on the industrial stage. TakeAIM’s goal is to highlight the crucial role mathematics plays in solving real-world problems while rewarding the academic exploration of future innovators who undertake pioneering research.

From medicine to manufacturing, security to social media, mathematics is evolving to play an increasingly fundamental role in the way we live. It is the fresh imagination and insights of young mathematical scientists that help to understand and predict the behaviour of physical, biological, and social systems in today’s ever-changing world.

To learn out more about this year’s competition, and to submit an entry, please click here.

TakeAIM 2023 Winners

In first place we have Eleanor D’Arcy from Lancaster University. Her project covered Accounting for climate change and seasonality in extreme sea level estimation.

Our three runners up are:

  • Alissa Hummer, University of Oxford, St Catherine’s College (Machine learning to accelerate therapeutic antibody development)
  • Jennifer Power, University of Bath (Making cancer treatments safer with mathematics)
  • Fiona Young, University College London (Intraoperative diffusion MRI for improving brain surgery)