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NC State Team Named Meritorious Winner in Modeling Contest

A team of three NC State math majors was named a Meritorious Winner in the 18th annual Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling held early this year, which attracted 5025 competing teams, 98% of them from other countries. “Meritorious Winner” designates teams in the top 20%. The NC State team of senior Kenneth Jutz and freshmen Graham Pash and Jaye Sudweeks tackled the problem of modeling the movement of refugees from the Middle East and Africa to Europe and recommending management strategies. The team was coached by Professor Ralph Smith.