# COMAP Blog

### 8 Exciting Careers That Rely on Applied Mathematics

Let's explore some exciting careers that rely on applied mathematics, demonstrating how this versatile field can lead to fulfilling and well-compensated professions.

### 7 Last-Minute Math Modeling Contest Tips

Math modeling contests can be challenging, but these last-minute math contest tips can ...

### Boarding a Plane Window Seats First, A Math Modeling Problem

United Airlines will now allow passengers in window seats to board before those in mid...

### Infectious Learning at NCTM

COMAP is excited to team up with Operation Outbreak (OO) at the NCTM National Meeting t...

### In Their Own Words: Anne Dougherty, Mathematical Modeling Contest Advisor

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at COMAP math contests from Anne Dougherty, Associate Chai...

### Math in Pictures: Fall Colors and Math

In this Math in Pictures blog we turn our attention to some Boston Ivy outside the wind...

### COMAP Math Contest Advisor Guide: Quick Tips for Advising a Team

A quick-start guide to help COMAP math contest advisors have a successful and enjoyable...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Gerrymandering

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore...

### In Their Own Words: Veronica Ciocanel, Mathematical Modeling Contest Advisor

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at COMAP math contests from Veronica Ciocanel, Assistant P...

### Why You Should Participate in This Middle School Math Contest

Are you a middle school math, science, or STEM teacher looking for an exciting way to e...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Indy Racing

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore...

### Math Modeling Handbook: Three Reasons You Need It This School Year

Our Mathematical Modeling Handbook is the perfect companion for bringing math modeling ...

### Hot Math: A Nice Opportunity to Apply Probability to Current Events

Global daily temperatures have been the hottest on record in the last 120,000 years. Ho...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Weight Loss

We're highlighting math modeling modules that explore real-world issues that have broad...

### It Actually Still is a Small World After All: Graph Theory and Small-World Phenomenon

Remember the Kevin Bacon Game to see how few links are needed to connect actors? This i...

### AI + Mathematics + Modeling + Humans

Some of the ways AI, mathematics, and modeling are interacting are fascinating. Read on...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Water Conservation

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore...

### 25+ Math Competitions for Students

A list of 25+ math contests for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students ...

### Announcing Results from the 2023 MCM/ICM Math Modeling Contests

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MC...

### 10 Interesting Math Modeling Modules to Try Today

There are many math modeling modules available on our website, but we compiled a sample...

### Great News! The Search is Over New COMAP Leader Chosen

I am extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Roberts has agreed to join the CO...

### The UMAP Journal: Current Issue Is Now Free to Student and Educator Members

We are pleased to announce that the current issue of The UMAP Journal is available free...

### Tributes to Frank Giordano

Frank R. Giordano (1942–2022) was honored last year with COMAP’s Doug Faires Lifetime A...

### Math Modeling In the News

Math modeling shows up everywhere, if you’re looking for it. Let’s explore some of the ...

### Dartboards and Math Modeling: Where to Aim?

Where should you aim at a dartboard in which the bullseyes, and the tripling and doubli...