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Mathematics Students Compete in International Contest

Publication Date: 4/9/2012

Two teams of Rhodes students competed in the recent Mathematical Contest in Modeling. This is an international competition where teams of three students are given a real-world applied problem and 96 hours to research and propose solutions justified by mathematical models. This year, 3,697 teams representing institutions from 17 countries participated in the contest.

Rhodes’ sophomore team comprised of Elysia Hassen, Kevin Starnes, and Jize Zhang, and the research paper they submitted received an Honorable Mention by the MCM judges.

The second team was a team of senior math majors—Ryan Carroll, Carolyn Drobak, and Kaetlin Taylor.

Dr. Erin N. Bodine, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is the advisor of the MCM Teams.

Tags: Campus Life, Faculty, Honors, Research, Students

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