A team of Belmont mathematics students earned an Honorable Mention in this year’s Mathematical Contest in Modeling. This year’s contest ran from Feb. 14-18. During that time, teams of up to three undergraduate or high school students researched, modeled and submitted a solution to one of two modeling problems. In this international competition, mathematics majors Nikki Finuf, Matt Perry and Amy Valentine had three days to model the effects on the Florida coastline of the melting of the polar ice cap and to evaluate various prevention and remediation measures. Their Honorable Mention designation places them in the top 55 percent of the 1,162 competing teams representing institutions from 14 countries. The students will be presenting their model and results at BURS this year.