Mathematical Modeling Competition

Feb2010small45The 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 in February of 2010. 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 (Tushar Goel, Elizabeth Lowe, Anh Tran) received a designation of a “Finalist” (the second highest category) and ranked 31st out of 2610 teams from all over the world! This is an outstanding achievement, by far the best we have had since we have been participating at MCM and one that very few universities have achieved.

Team 2 (Ponnle Babajide, Jon Martin, Toby Sanders) received a designation of “Successful Participant”) which is also a good result.

Teams advisor: Dr. Goran Lesaja

Congratulations to both teams.

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