Math Modeling

2010 Math Modeling Contest

For the 3rd time in the last 7 years, we had an Outstanding Winner team!  See the Helena Independent Record article on Carroll's winning team!

INFORMS Outstanding Winner Team
Brittany Harris, Kyle Perkins, Chase Peaslee
Outstanding Modeling Team

2010 outstanding team with Governor Brian Schweitzer
From left: Chase Peaslee, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, and Brittany Harris

2006 Math Modeling

The team of Kyle Nixon, Steffan Francischetti, and Ben Dunham received a ranking of OUTSTANDING in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling! This places them in the top 1% worldwide, and in the company of Harvard, MIT, Duke, Rice, RPI, CU-Boulder, UC-Davis, and 2 teams from China. Find out more about Math Modeling.

Here are the results from the 2006 Contest:

Outstanding Winners:
* Kyle Nixon - Junior Civil Engineering major (Helena)
* Ben Dunham - Sophomore Math and Computer Science major (Clancy)
* Steffan Francischetti - Sophomore Mathematics/Engineering major (Billings)

From left: Ben Dunham, Steffan Francischetti, and Kyle Nixon

From left: Ben Dunham, Dr. Holly Zullo, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Steffan Francischetti, Kyle Nixon, Dr. Mark Parker, and Carroll President Dr. Thomas Trebon

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The three Outstanding Winners and Dr. Trebon chat with Governor Schweitzer

What is Math Modeling?

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and its sister contest, the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) are international competitions sponsored by COMAP that ask teams of three undergraduates to spend a weekend modeling an applied mathematics problem. These competitions provide great opportunities for students to focus on problem solving skills in a real-world environment. Problems come from research areas of applied mathematics related to many fields – business, environmental sciences, and sports are a few examples. Student teams are given 96 hours to analyze a single open ended problem, develop a model of the problem, solve the model, and write a report. Carroll’s faculty meet with student teams weekly in the months before the competition to help them prepare for the unique nature of this international contest. Find out more »