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MCM/ICM International Mathematical Contest in Modelling
Every year, thousands of teams around the world, consisting of three undergraduate students, compete in MCM/ICM.
Undergraduate students in their third year or higher interested in math modelling are invited to participate in this international contest.
Dates: Feb. 13–17
To participate: Contact Professor A.F. Shevyakov at email@example.com by Jan. 20, 2020.
What is MCM/ICM?
- Every year, thousands of teams around the world, consisting of three undergraduate students, compete in MCM/ICM.
- Teams pick and solve one of the given problems, and submit a solution report online.
- All reports are centrally graded; a rank is assigned; outstanding winners travel to the U.S.A. to receive prizes.
- USask teams have done well over the recent years (see awards in McLean Hall near room 242). We usually have between one and four teams.
- Contest website: https://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/
How it works
- Make a team of three undergraduate students from USask. Program/year does not matter. You should be strong as a team, with complementary skills (such as math/physics; programming; writing).
- Typically, teams consist of students in their third, fourth or fifth year. Team members don't have to be math students; undergraduates from any department/program are eligible.
- The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting the event. A math/stat professor will be your advisor. We will have general meeting(s) prior to the competition.
- For four days—5 pm EST on Thursday to 8 pm EST on Monday—you will be working together, mostly in one place, on a problem with your team members. Registration and food costs will be covered. Rooms and computers/software can be provided if you choose to stay and work at the math department.
- Link to the rules: http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/instructions.php
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