February 9, 2009 - COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Two teams of threeCOMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling Albion College mathematics students completed their work in 2009 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) sponsored the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. On the evening of Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8pm, the Albion College mathematical modeling team of Chen Chen ('11), Whitney Patton ('09) and Kathryn Wagner ('09) & Yang Chen ('11), Chris Creighton ('10), and Sophia Potoczak ('10) twere presented with the choice of solving two different, yet thought-provoking real-life problems in mathematical modeling. Over the course of the next ninety-six hours, the team independently selected, sweated, solved, and wrote up a paper presenting each of their team's solution to the problem they chose. The solution was completed at 8pm on Monday, February 09, 2009 and then directly emailed to COMAP for judging. Professor Darren Mason organized the participation of the Albion students in this year's MCM. Final results of this highly competitive international contest will be available by May, 2009.