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2012 Contest

2012  Mathematical Contest in Modeling (2/9-2/13)

On February 9 through February 13, 2011, three teams of Longwood University students competed in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) annual mathematical and interdisciplinary contests in modeling (the MCM/ICM). This was the seventh year LU has competed in this difficult international contest and was our third time to field three teams!

Team Mu - Successful Participant 

Problem B:  Camping along the Big River

Jeff Anway - Junior - Mathematics and Computer Science Double Major
Matthew Jobrack - Junior - Mathematics with Licensure for Secondary Education
Chris Thatcher - Junior - Mathematics

 

Team Tau - Successful Participant

Problem B:  Camping along the Big River

Garrett Josemans - Junior- Physics and Mathematics Double Major
Dominick Pastore - Sophomore - Computer Science and Mathematics Double Major
Keith Shiminiski - Junior - Physics with Mathematics Minor

Team Xi - Successful Participant

Problem C:  Modeling for Crime Busting

Paul Clamp - Junior - Physics with Mathematics and Computer Science Minors
Michael Moyer - Senior - Computer Science
Jason Freischlag - Junior- Chemistry and Physics Double Major with a Minor in Mathematics 

Advisors

  • Dr. M. Leigh Lunsford
  • Dr. Tom Wears 

Special Thanks

  • Contributors (from the LU Mathematics and Computer Science Department and some college Deans) to the COMAP Feeding Fund!
  • Dr. Phillip Poplin for making pizza night a tradition!
  • The LU Psychology Department for use of their lounge - for the seventh year in a row!
  • The LU Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Department for the use of their lounge (for the third year in a row) and the nice welcome sign they made for Team Mu!
  • The LU Library for use of THREE rolling whiteboards and for supporting us every year!
  • The LU IT folks for getting the teams weekend access to Ruffner and the computer lab in Ruffner! Thanks IT - we know you don't hear that too often!
  • Our department chair, Dr. David Shoenthal, and Secretary, Gail Moss, for finding and fixing last minute logistical problems!
 

Virginia Schools

Institution 

 Advisor

Problem Chosen 

Final Designation 

Roanoke College

Roland Minton

B

Meritorious

University of Virgina

 Mary P Beck

B

Meritorious

Hampden-Sydney College

 Marcus H Pendergrass

B

Honorable Mention

Roanoke College

Roland Minton

B

Honorable Mention

Virginia Military Institute

 Troy J Seimers

B

Honorable Mention

Virginia Tech

John F Rossi

B

Honorable Mention

Virginia Tech

Lizette Zietsman

B

Honorable Mention

Virginia Tech

Henning S Mortveit

B

Honorable Mention

Wasington and Lee University

Andrew M. Oster

B

Honorable Mention

Longwood University

M. Leigh Lunsford

B

Successful Participant

Longwood University

M. Leigh Lunsford

B

Successful Participant

Longwood University

Thomas Wears

C

Successful Participant

Virginia Military Institute

Randall E Cone

B

Successful Participant

Virginia Military Institute

Randall E Cone

B

Successful Participant

Virgina Western Community College

Steven T Hammer

A

Successful Participant

James Madison University

Caroline P Lubert

B

Unsuccessful


 
 

Overall Results

Teams from all over the world participated in the 2012 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM - Problem A or B) and the 2011 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM - Problem C). Each team had to chose one of three problems (Problem A, B, or C) which they attempted to solve during the second weekend of February.   Below are the overall results from both the MCM and the ICM.   All of the competing teams are to be congratulated for their excellent work and enthusiasm for scientific and mathematical modeling and interdisciplinary problem solving.

2012 MCM Results:

Classification

Number (Percent)

Number of Teams Participating 3697
High School Teams 8 (1%)
US Teams
341 (9%)
Foreign Teams from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Malaysia, Palestine, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom 3356 (91%)
Outstanding Winners 10 (1%)
Finalist Winners 17 (1%)
Meritorious Winners 405 (9%)
Honorable Mention 1048 (28%)
Successful Participants 2211 (60%)
Unsuccesful Participants 6 (1%)

 

2012 ICM Results:

Classification

Number (Percent)

Number of Teams Participating 1329
US Teams 44 (3%)
Foreign Teams from Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Palestine and United Kingdom
1285 (97%)
Outstanding Winners 7 (1%)
Finalist Winners 4 (1%)
Meritorious Winners 125 (9%)
Honorable Mention 640 (48%)
Successful Participants 553 (42%)