Gustavus students participate in modeling contest

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 by

Gustavus students Eric Cox, Sam Rethwisch, and Chenyu Yang participated in a mathematical modeling competition over the weekend. The team advisors are Mathematics and Computer Science professors Carolyn Dobler and Tom Lofaro. The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is held annually by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. In this competition, teams of undergraduate students from over 500 colleges and universities around this world work to solve a complex problem using mathematical modeling. This year, teams could choose to solve a problem about the “sweet spot” on baseball bats or a problem about using geographical profiles to help investigate crimes. The problems were posted last Thursday evening, and teams submitted their solutions Monday evening. Competition results will be announced in April.


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