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IAP 2012 Activity

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)
Adam Elmachtoub, Martin Bazant
Thu Jan 26, 03-05:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is an international competition where teams of three undergraduates come up with ideas to solve real-world problems using mathematical modeling. The format of the competition is that teams have four consecutive days (Feb 9 Feb 13) to solve and write up a solution to one of three different problems. In each of the sessions, we will discuss an overview of the competition, tips for competing, forming teams, and mathematical tools. Teams should be well-rounded, interdisciplinary, and have members that can model, program, and write well. We will help people form teams at the sessions. For the first time ever, we will also select one team to be the local MIT winner of the MCM who will win a grand prize of $300, dinner reception, and the title of MIT MCM winners. All courses/disciplines are welcome! (See link for official rules and previous contests.)
Web: http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/
Contact: Adam Elmachtoub, ane@mit.edu
Sponsor: Operations Research Center
Cosponsor: Mathematics
Latest update: 13-Dec-2011

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