The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an international contest where
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.
The next MCM will take place February 9-13, 2012.
The Department of Mathematics at Temple University organizes an information/practice
session and administers the local MCM competition in October, 2011. Performances in the local competition
will be used to determine the teams of students representing Temple University
at the international edition of the MCM, February 9-13, 2012.
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 and
training session for the competition that the Department of Mathematics will hold on
Saturday October 13th, 2011 in Wachman Hall 617 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. 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 imitrea(at)temple.edu
with the subject line "MCM training" containing your name and your major.
- Thursday, October 13th, 2011:
Information/training session; 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 617 Wachman Hall (pizza will be served during the session).
- Thursday, October 27th, 2011:
Temple University MCM starts at 8pm.
- Monday, October 31st, 2011:
Temple University MCM ends at 4:30pm. Solutions are due in room 638 Wachman
Hall by 4:30pm.
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011:
The conclusion of the Temple
MCM - festivities, 5:00pm Wachman Hall 617.
- February, 9th-13th, 2012:
The winners of the Temple
MCM 2011 represent Temple University at the international MCM 2012.
Instructions for the Temple MCM participants:
Participate in the information/training sessions we organize during the Fall
Register your team by Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, 5pm:
email the list of your team-members to imitrea(at)temple.edu
(each team is composed of
up to 3 undergraduate students.)
- The Temple MCM contest problems will be promptly emailed
to you on Thursday, October 27th, 2011, at 8pm.
Spend the weekend building mathematical models, researching relevant
and writing up your solutions. You can use all published materials,
internet resources, and software. Credit whenever appropriate.
You cannot discuss your work with anyone besides your team-mates.
Turn in 4 copies
of your paper to 638 Wachman Hall by 4:30pm on Monday, October 31st, 2011.
Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP).
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 :
University of Colorado at Boulder,
University of Puget Sound,
University of Washington,
Eastern Oregon University,
Organizers and Contact Information:
Instructors and Contact Information:
- Irina Mitrea , Email: imitrea(at)temple.edu,
- Benjamin Seibold , Email: seibold(at)temple.edu,
- Daniel Szyld, Email: szyld(at)temple.edu
- Meredith Hegg, Email: meredith.hegg(at)temple.edu
- Kirk Soodhalter, Email: ksoodha(at)temple.edu
- Eric Stachura, Email: eric.stachura(at)temple.edu