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 16-February 20, 2023**.

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University is hosting a local MCM competition from February 3-7th, 2023. 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 2023. 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.

The info session for the competition will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, 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 jacob.woods@temple.edu with the subject line "MCM info session" containing your name and your major. A training session for students competing in the internal Temple MCM will be scheduled for the beginning of January depending on the schedules of those participating.

**Thursday, December 1st, 2022:**Information/training session: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 617 Wachman Hall.**February 3- February 7, 2023:**Temple University MCM internal competition. Submissions are due by email at 4:30PM on Monday February 7.**February 16-- February 20, 2023:**The winners of the Temple MCM internal competition will represent Temple University at the International MCM 2023.

**Training Information**

**Organized by**

**Sponsored by**

- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS),
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

**Some other MCM pages**

- Cornell University,
- University of Colorado at Boulder,
- University of Puget Sound,
- University of Washington,
- Eastern Oregon University,
- Grinnell College.