A&M-Commerce Math Students Receive Top Distinction at Modeling Challenge

A&M-Commerce students Hyungkwan Park, Sena Park and James Hirons earned top marks representing the Department of Mathematics at the 2021 SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM) VI.

SCUDEM is a modeling challenge where student teams choose a challenge problem pertaining to physics and engineering, chemistry and life sciences, or social sciences and humanities. The three-member teams develop a model using differential or difference equations and create a ten-minute video presenting their model. Judges then evaluate and score the video, providing valuable feedback.

The A&M-Commerce team chose the problem “Submitted a Tweet, Now What,” which challenged them to mathematically model how social media content warnings or moderation strategies influenced group populations.

Mentored by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Minchul Kang, Ph.D., the team's video received an Outstanding distinction, the event's top-level award.

Learn more about SCUDEM and the Department of Mathematics at A&M-Commerce.