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February 11, 2002
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Snow Can’t Stop Math Contestants
Despite the snowstorm Saturday, Feb. 9, two teams of undergraduates at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology worked through the weekend to solve tough problems that were part of the 2002 Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications sponsors the competition and receives major sponsorship from the National Security Agency. Every spring, thousands of students from more than 500 universities around the world compete in the unique contest.
The problems in the contest are very open- ended and difficult to solve. In one weekend, the three- member Tech teams had to formulate a solution to a problem, develop a simulation, analyze the results, and write a technical report on their work. Competition results will be released in April.
“ This contest is a great way for students to develop their ability to work in teams, use their communication skills, and gain the experience of applying high level mathematics on realistic problems,” Tech math professor Kyle Riley said. “ These students deserve special recognition.”
The Tech teams:
Team A: Ryan Coldwell ( Math, Rapid City); Chris Kinder ( math, Rapid City); and Jamie Timm ( Math, Rapid City).
Team B: Anthony Gervasi ( Computer Science, Rapid City); Erin Landguth ( Math, Rapid City); and Jeremy Thomas ( Math and Computer Science, Rapid City).
Find details about the competition at www. comap. com/ undergraduate/ contests/ mcm/ index. html
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