February 22, 2010 COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Two teams of three Albion students competed in the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Albion College mathematics, physics, and economics students completed their work in 2010 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) sponsored the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. On the evening of Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8pm, the Albion College mathematical modeling team of Chen Chen ('11), Yang Chen ('11), and Chrisopher Creighton ('11) & Robby Clark ('12), Sining Gu ('13), and Mingjia Yang ('13) were 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 22, 2010 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 April, 2010. For more information about the preparation needed to compete in this competition, please see this Albion College News Article.

Left to right: Mingjia Yang, Robby Clark, and Sining Gu

Left to right: Christopher Creighton, Yang Chen, and Chen Chen