Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an international contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. The competition challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world. Last year, 6755 teams from 855 institutions in eighteen countries participated in the contest. The next MCM will take place February 8-February 12, 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University organizes an information/practice session on October 10th, 2017, and administers the local MCM competition on November 2-6, 2017. Performances in the local competition will be used to determine the teams of students representing Temple University at the international edition of the MCM, February 2018. All undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the local competition! Keep in mind that MCM is not so much about what you already know, but rather about what you can quickly learn in a new application area.

Interested students are encouraged to register to participate in the information and training session for the competition that the Department of Mathematics will hold on Tuesday October 10th, 2017, in Wachman Hall 617 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. A limited number of seats are available in the room, and these seats will be filled on a first registered basis. To register, send an email message to Yilin Wu yilin.wu(at) with the subject line "MCM training" containing your name and your major.

Here is the flyer.


Instructions for the Temple MCM participants

Faculty Advisors


MCM Links

Training Information

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Some other MCM pages