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Students Win Awards at 2015 Kryptos Competition and Mathematical Modeling Contest

Tianci Zhu (AMAT 3rd Year) and Meng Wang (BIOL 3rd Year) were awarded the level of “Amateur Codebreakers” at the Fifth Annual Kryptos Competition, held April 16-20 at Central Washington University. The national code-breaking competition attracted 67 teams from universities all over the country.

Haocheng Bian (CSCI/AMAT 5th Year), Tianci Zhu (AMAT 3rd Year), and Xinyi Yu (EECE  4th Year) were awarded a certificate of honorable mention for the 2015 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM).

MCM is a top international mathematical modeling contest. It is organized and supported by the leading U.S. mathematical societies, including the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

“‘Honorable mention’ indicates a very strong performance, with only 10 percent of teams awarded a better ranking, and a total of 7,636 teams from universities all over the world participated this year,” said Hemanshu Kaul, associate professor of applied mathematics, who advised the students. “I am encouraged by all the students’ good work in these international-level competitions.”