Actuarial Cyence Challenge

Actuarial Cyence Challenge


Hello! My name is Rahul Parsa, and I’m the director of the actuarial science program at the Iowa State University Ivy College of Business.

We recently started a new undergraduate major in actuarial science. To raise the awareness of this program and the career path, we’re launching a competition for high school students called the Actuarial CYence Challenge.

Challenge Rules:  Please click here to see the rules for this challenge . 

Challenge Invitation:  Please click here to see the invitation.

Challenge Videos:  Click here for tips on using Excel to solve the challenge problem and more.

The winner(s) of the challenge will be announced during a virtual Actuarial CYence Day event on April 21.

The Actuarial CYence Challenge is presented by the Ivy College of Business, with support from Principal Financial Group, Nationwide Insurance, and GuideOne Insurance.

I look forward to receiving your entry to the Actuarial CYence Challenge!  Feel free to contact me at

Dr. Rahul Parsa