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Undergrads Win Mathematical Modeling Competition

November 14, 2018

Congratulations to students Beau Horenberger, Danny Bugingo and Ned Caisley for taking first place in the 2018 Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge (MMMC). This year's competition took place Oct. 20-21, at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. The U of I team finished first for both the oral presentation and the written paper. This feat has only happened twice in ten years and earned the team a $300 cash prize. The MMMC presents teams with two, open-ended real world problems and gives them 24 hours to choose and solve one of them using a mathematical model. At the end of the 24 hours, teams submit papers and give ten-minute presentations describing their solutions. This year's MMMC featured 14 teams from four institutions (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Montana State University and Carroll College).

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