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MCM, Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, COMAP, administers several competitions in applied mathematics. MIT Mathematics Majors compete in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, MCM. A team of three students work together, from 8:00 PM on a Thursday in February to 8:00 PM on the following Monday, to produce a paper on a very open ended problem in applied mathematics. Almost a thousand teams compete, two thirds from outside the United States.

Prof. Bazant has trained and advised MCM teams from MIT since 2001. Training and team selection for MCM takes place during the IAP session. If you would like to compete in the MCM or participate in a student-run MCM Club, please contact Martin Bazant.

MIT MCM Winners

  • 2014 Anne K. Kelley, Jason Liang, Eric Wang. Meritorioius
  • 2013 Joshua Alman, Damien Jiang, Jon Schneider Meritorioius
  • 2012 Joshua Alman, Vlad Firiou, Damien Jiang