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Grant Spotlight: Three Teams Place in Top 10% of College-level Math Modeling Contest

May 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the winning teams

Over 25,000 teams competed in this year’s MCM, which is an international math modeling contest which pits university teams against each other.  MLWGS recently had three teams earn honors as Meritorious, which puts them in the top 10% of all the college-level competing teams.  This year’s teams were asked to create an evacuation plan for the Louvre museum in Paris, France.  This complex math modeling problem involved detailed analysis of exit locations and museum visitor data to determine the optimal method to evacuate visitors safely.  Placing in the top 10% in a college-level contest is an outstanding accomplishment for a high school team. In fact, no high school team worldwide placed higher than our three teams.

A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered registration for the competition.  Gifts to the 2018-19 Annual Fund make everything we do possible.

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