Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP)

Special Sessions


COMAP Panel on Math Modeling Contests: Trends, Topics, and Tips, organized by Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin’s University; Keith Erickson, Georgia Gwinnett College, and Catherine Roberts, COMAP, Friday, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Math modeling problems and contests challenge students to apply their educational experiences and knowledge as part of a team to solve real-world problems. This panel will discuss the current trends we are seeing when it comes to math modeling competitions. They will discuss some recent topics and some of the innovative approaches that students have taken. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panelists.


COMAP Workshop: Become a COMAP MCM/ICM Judge: Who, What, When, Where, & Why, organized by Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin’s University, and Keith Erickson, Georgia Gwinnett College, Friday, 4:30–5:30 p.m. In this judge training workshop, members of COMAP’s Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) leadership teams will explain the judging process for the MCM and ICM contests. Participants will receive the information and training they need to sign up and be successful as a triage judge for the contests. Note: This session is not relevant to undergraduates or graduate students in their first two years of graduate study.

COMAP Workshop on Modeling for Educators: Introducing Students to Modeling in Your Classroom, organized by Ben Galluzzo, Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications and Clarkson University, and Adewale Adeolu, Clarkson University; Saturday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. This workshop will explore a variety of activities for introducing mathematical modeling in any mathematics course. This hands-on session will provide participants with the opportunity to build a model in M2Studio, a novel online environment for learning modeling, identify ways to utilize COMAP contest problems in class, and highlight the curricular uses of existing models. Numerous resources will be shared.