Success in Mathematical Contest in Modeling

A team of Mathematics & Computer Science students, Daniel Kao, Jayson Matsuura, and Luiza Nazarkulova recently ranked “Successful Participant” for a student paper submission in the annual Mathematical Contest 2022 in Modeling (MCM)/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMPAP). The team was advised by Professor Satbir Malhi.

The MCM/ICM is a unique international contest for undergraduate students. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended real-world problems. Students participate as team members rather than as individuals, creating an environment for sharing knowledge and skills. Student teams are given 100 hours to analyze a single open-ended problem, develop a model of the problem, solve the model, and write a paper.

This year, 15,105 teams representing institutions from 22 countries/regions participated in the contest. The Saint Mary’s College team stands out on the list for their first-time participation in successful submission.