On Monday evening Hampden-Sydney’s three COMAP teams successfully completed the arduous Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), capping off a banner year in which H-SC competed in math contests at the regional, national, and international levels. H-SC’s Team Alpha, consisting of Matthew Carrington, Miguel Mogollon, and Tian Shihao, submitted their paper, entitled “Give Me a Bat, […]

# Posts from ‘February, 2010’

## COMAP Snapshots

Hampden-Sydney COMAP’ers Tian Shihao, Paul Cottrell, Douglas Vermilya, Matthew Carrington, Miguel Mogollon, Ke Shang, Cameron Auker, and Nathan Parr have been hard at work on the 2010 COMAP MCM problems. Twenty four hours into the contest, the teams took a break to chow-down on sandwiches from Merk’s Place. Team Beta is working on the Criminology […]

## Hampden-Sydney Competes in COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Three teams from Hampden-Sydney College are competing in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM): Team Alpha: Matthew Carrington, Miguel Mogollon, and Tian Shihao. Team Beta: Cameron Auker, Nathan Parr, and Douglas Vermilya. Team Gamma: Paul Cottrell and Ke Shang. The COMAP MCM is a prestigious international contest in which […]

## From Fish to Infinity

The New York times has invited guest columnist Steven Strogatz to talk about what mathematicians do. In his first essay, he gives a great introduction to numbers with some help from Sesame Street. Check it out at: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/from-fish-to-infinity/?hp