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MCM/ICM International Mathematical Contest in Modelling

Posted in Science & Technology, Students & Campus Life
Feb 13, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020

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 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:

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:


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