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April 6, 2015
The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) has announced the results of its 31st annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), where a team of Northwest Missouri State University students earned an honorable mention.
The Northwest team consisted of mathematics majors Kevin Marshall, a senior from Holton, Kan.; Zachary Hoaglund, a senior from Carroll, Iowa; and Bradley Dougherty, a junior from Norwalk, Iowa. Their participation marked the first time a Northwest team competed in the contest.
The primarily online contest took place Feb. 5-9 and involved teams of up to three undergraduate or high school students researching, modeling and submitting a solution to one of two modeling problems. Teams obtained materials and downloaded the problem and data at a prescribed time from COMAP’s MCM website.
According to COMAP, 7,637 teams representing institutions from 17 countries participated in the contest.
COMAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in the world.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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