- Great Experience.
- Realistic modeling problems from science and industry.
- Represent USD in a national competition.
- Looks great on a resume.
- Have a chance to get published.
- Have some fun doing math with some friends -- get "math drunk"!
- Free munchies the whole weekend of the contest.
- Get invited to end of year party, where you can show off your solution.

- Contest Rules (and link to contest problems)
- "Conquering the Math Contest in Modeling," a paper describing elements of a good contest solution, by Brian Camley, Pascal Getreuer, and Bradley Klingenberg
- Practical advice on how to spend your time during the contest weekend, by Kelly Cline
- LaTeX Resources, including
- How to get it installed on your computer
- LaTeX tutorials and Reference Card
- Link to DeTexify, which will tell you the LaTeX code for a symbol you draw with your mosue
- A LaTeX template for a research paper with sections, an abstract, table of contents, bibliography, etc

- A Sample Outstanding Winner's solution to past MCM problem

Year |
Team Members |
Standing |
Problem Chosen |
Contest Solution |
Contest Pictures |

2010 | James Gill, Charlotte May, Kimberly Roe | Successful Participant | Problem B | Contest Solution | |

2010 | Kent Lee, Nick Nobles, Marlowe Quart | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2010 | Alex Bitsimis, Brita Boudreau, Peter Meyers | Successful Participant | Problem B | Contest Solution | |

2010 | Andrew Byrne, Joseph Ellis, David Hopkins | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2009 | James Gill, Charlotte May, Kimberly Roe | Honorable Mention | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2009 | Andrew Byrne, Joseph Ellis, Josh Lubawy | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2009 | Deep Bedi, Alex Bitsimis, Jessica Buckley | Honorable Mention | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2009 | Patrick Castagna, Enrique Rayon, Clark Yin | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2008 | Michelle Cunnane, Charlotte May, Kimberly Roe | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2008 | Brian Gilbert, Emily Leidy, Carolyn Yarnall | Honorable Mention | Problem B | Contest Solution | |

2007 | Adam Dhanani, Javvad Syed, Keaton Tomlin | Successful Participant | Problem A | ||

2007 | Spencer Anderson, Elizabeth Huber, Michael Sass | Successful Participant | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2007 | Darren Davis, Emily Leidy, Carolyn Yarnall | Honorable Mention | Problem B | Contest Solution | |

2007 | Megan Bush, Charlotte May, Sabrina Pierard | Successful Participant | Problem B | Contest Solution | |

2006 | Darren Davis, Justin Webster, Carolyn Yarnall | Meritorious Winner | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2006 | Boyan Kelchev, Nancy Rodriguez | Meritorious Winner | Problem A | Contest Solution | |

2004 | Alessa Ellefson, Chris King, Brandon Tardio | Successful Participant | Problem B | ||

2004 | Michael Morales, Nancy Rodriguez, Dragan Plakalovic | Successful Participant | Problem B | ||

2004 | Kevin Brink | Successful Participant | Problem A | ||

2003 | Emily Langton, Dragan Plakalovic, Brian Sullivan | Successful Participant | Problem A | ||

2003 | Greg Kurtz, Mikey Laurenzano, Mike Rowell | Successful Participant | Problem A | ||

2003 | Tom Davis, Alessa Ellefson, Chris King | Meritorious Winner | Problem A | ||

2002 | Rahul Gidwani, Ben Schafer, Brian Sullivan | Successful Participant | Problem A |

2007 |

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling, challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 200 institutions around the world. Features of the contest include:

- The selection of realistic problems chosen with the advice of experts in industry and government.
- An extended period of time for teams to prepare solution papers within a clearly defined format.
- The ability of participants to draw on outside resources including computers and texts.
- Judging emphasizes clarity of exposition, with the best papers published in professional journals.

Sample problems are available from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

There are many excellent resources about the contest and undergraduate
modeling, including:

*Contact Diane Hoffoss at
dhoffoss@sandiego.edu if you have questions,
or if you would like to participate.*