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The MCM is an international contest where teams of three undergraduate students use their mathematical and computer skills to model real world problems.
Local activities are coordinated through the Blackboard system. Contact Petri or Niall to get access.
5pm, Wednesday 3rd Feb, in C219, Aras de Brun.
On Friday, 19th of Feb 2010 approximately 1000 teams of 3 undergraduate students will be presented with a choice of two "real world" problems. They choose one, and develop a model that can be used to make some sensible and useful predictions about the system.
The team prepares a report describing their model and giving the results of any computer simulations. They may use any inanimate source of help and information: computers, software, references, web sites, books, etc.
The report is mailed to the contest organisers (COMAP) on Monday 22/02/10.
All students who successfully participate receive a certificate. The special commendations Honourable Mention (approx top 20%) and Meritorious (approx top 10%) are also given. About 6 teams are designated as Outstanding: these receive a plaque, and their solutions are published at an international conference, probably in the US.
The competition starts soon, so we need to start selecting teams as soon as possible. We would like to have two at least two teams again this year. If you are interested, please send an email to Niall Madden or Petri Piiroinen to register your interest.
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