Mathematical Contest in Modeling Competition
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is another prestigious mathematical competition organized by a well known private company COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications) whose main goal is to promote quality math education. MCM is a team competition. Teams of up to three students from each university (each university can have up to four teams) are working on one of the two offered real world problems over the extended weekend in February. The problems are open-ended and the teams have to submit their reports at the end of the competition which then get judged by the team of judges. The ranking of the teams falls in one of the following categories: Outstanding, Meritorious, Honorable mention, Successful participant and Unsuccessful participant.
This year competition was held February 14-18, 2008. Our Department participated with two teams. Dr Goran Lesaja served as a coordinator and teams mentor. In total 1162 teams participated from all over the world.
Team 1: James A. Bland, Mark A. Hanna, Tyson L. Taylor – worked on problem B
Team 2: Geoffrey R. Hilt, Jessica E. Power, Richard D. Trimm – worked on problem A
Teams advisor: Dr. Goran Lesaja
Their performance was very good. Team 2 earned the ranking of Successful Participant and Team 1 did even better and earned the ranking of Honorable Mention which is a significant achievement. The team is in the company of teams from Harvard, Duke, University of Iowa, to mention the few). Congratulations to both teams.
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