The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an international competition where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. The competition challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world. Last year, 6755 teams from 855 institutions
in eighteen countries participated in the contest. The next MCM will take place **February 17-February 22, 2022**.

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University is hosting an information session on November 9th, 2021, a training session later in November, 2021, and administers the local MCM competition from January 21st-January 24th, 2022. Performances in the local competition will be used to determine the teams of students representing Temple University at the international edition of the MCM. All undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the local competition! Keep in mind that MCM is not so much about what you already know, but rather about what you can quickly learn in a new application area.

Interested students are encouraged to register to participate in the information session for the competition that the Department of Mathematics will hold on Tuesday November 9th, 2021, in Wachman Hall 617 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm. A limited number of seats are available in the room, and these seats will be filled on a first registered basis. To register, send an email message to madison.shoraka@temple.edu with the subject line "MCM info session" containing your name and your major. If you are unable to attend the information session, you can still participate in the competition. Just email to let us know you'd like to participate and recieve updates.

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**Tuesday, November 9th, 2021:**Information session: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, 617 Wachman Hall (pizza will be served during the session).**Late November or early December:**Training session (TBD)**Friday, January 21st, 2022:**Temple University internal MCM competition starts at 5pm.**Monday, January 24th, 2022:**Temple University internal MCM competition ends at 4:30pm. Solutions(Electronic copy) are due by 4:30pm.**February 17-- February 21, 2022:**The winners of the Temple internal MCM competition will represent Temple University at the International MCM.

**Training Information**

**Organized by**

**Sponsored by**

- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS),
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

**Some other MCM pages**

- Cornell University,
- University of Colorado at Boulder,
- University of Puget Sound,
- University of Washington,
- Eastern Oregon University,
- Grinnell College.