In this class students are given examples of problems from an annual international mathematical modeling contest. The students, in groups and with faculty mentoring, develop approaches to the problems. The students and faculty also discuss winning solutions to the problems. The students are expected to participate in the contest and give a presentation of their solution. The course meets once per week, is graded on a pass/fail basis, is a 0 credit course, and can be repeated.
Prerequisites: MATH 280 and 290 or permission of the instructor.