# COMAP Mathematical Modeling Competition

Each year in February the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) sponsors the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (the MCM/ICM). This international competition involves solving a difficult open-ended problem and writing the results in a paper over the course of a long weekend. Longwood has competed in the COMAP MCM/ICM since 2006. To see more details and pictures from each year click on the link with the year in the menu bar to your left. If you are interested in competing in this competition next year, please contact Dr. M. Leigh Lunsford.

## Longwood MCM/ICM Results from Previous Years

Each year, COMAP designates approximately the top 1 - 2% of all papers as **Outstanding**, the next 15% or so are designated **Meritorious** and the remainder of the top 50% are designated **Honorable Mention**. Those teams that survived the weekend with a viable product comprise the next 50% - **Successful Participant**. Below are the results for Longwood University teams that have participated in the contest.

Year |
Team |
Problem and Designation |
---|---|---|

2012 | Team Mu:Jeff Anway - Junior - Mathematics and Computer Science Double MajorMatthew Jobrack - Junior - Mathematics with Licensure for Secondary EndorsementChris Thatcher - Junior - Mathematics |
Problem B: Camping along the Big Long River |

2012 |
Team Xi:Garrett Josemans - Junior - Physics and Mathematics Double MajorDominic Pastore - Sophomore - Computer Science and Mathematics Double MajorKeith Shiminski - Junior - Physics with a Mathematics Minor |
Problem B: Camping along the Big Long River |

2012 |
Team Tau:Paul Clamp - Sophomore - Physics with Mathematics and Computer Science MinorsJason Freischlag - Junior - PhysicsMichael Moyer - Senior - Computer Science |
Problem C: Modeling for Crime Busting |

2011 |
Team Iota - The Sophomores Plus:Jeff Anway - Junior - Physics with Mathematics and Computer Science MinorsBen Ryan - Senior - Physics with a Mathematics MinorChris Thatcher - Sophomore - Mathematics |
Problem B: Repeater Coordination |

2011 |
Team Kappa - The Mostly Seniors:Paul Clamp - Sophomore - Physics with Mathematics and Computer Science MinorsMichael Moyer - Senior - Computer ScienceNathan Owens - Senior - Mathematics with Computer Science Minor and Licensure for Secondary Education |
Problem C: How environmentally and economically sound are electric vehicles? Is their widespread use feasible and practical? |

2011 |
Team Nu - The Up and ComersMatthew Jobrack - Sophomore - MathematicsDominick Pastore - Freshman - Computer Science and MathematicsSam Wiles - Sophomore - Computer Science |
Problem A: Snowboard Course |

2010 |
Team Pi:Yuri Calustro, Senior, Mathematics Major and Economics MinorDaniel Honey, Senior, Computer Science MajorNikole Varhegyi, Junior, Mathematics Major with a Computer Science Minor |
Problem A: The Sweet Spot |

2010 |
Team Alpha:Jeff Anway, Freshman, Mathematics and Computer Science Double MajorBenjamin C. Ryan, Junior, Physics/Pre-Engineering MajorSam Wiles, Freshman, Computer Science Major |
Problem B: Criminology |

2010 |
Team Sigma:Roger Hopkins, Senior, Computer Science MajorChris Thatcher, Freshman, Mathematics MajorAshley Wilson, Junior, Mathematics Major with a Secondary Endorsement |
Problem B: Criminology |

2009 |
Team Lambda:Richard Hayden, Senior Mathematics MajorTyler C. Newell, Senior Mathematics and Computer Science Double MajorMichael Souza, Senior Computer Science Major, Mathematics Minor |
Problem A: Designing a Traffic Circle |

2009 |
Team Gamma:Daniel Honey, Junior Computer Science MajorBobby Markey, Senior Mathematics Major with Secondary Education LicensureBenjamin C. Ryan, Sophomore Physics/Pre-Engineering Major |
Problem A: Designing a Traffic Circle |

2008 |
Team Beta:Andrew R. Grzankowski, Senior Mathematics and Physics Double MajorZack Johnson, Senior Mathematics Major, Computer Science MinorMichael Souza, Junior Computer Science Major, Mathematics Minor |
Problem B: Creating Sudoku Puzzles |

2008 |
Team Zeta:Louis Franzel, Junior Mathematics and Physics Double MajorTyler C. Newell, Junior Mathematics and Computer Science Double MajorBenjamin C. Ryan, Freshman Physics (Pre-Engineering) Major |
Problem A: Take a Bath |

2007 |
Team Omega:Andrew McFayden, Freshman Mathematics Major, Music MinorMichael Souza, Sophomore Computer Science Major, Mathematics MinorAshley Swandby, Junior Mathematics Major |
Problem A: Gerrymandering |

2007 |
Team Theta:Kimberly Bowman, Senior Mathematics MajorZack Johnson, Junior Mathematics Major, Computer Science MinorBrandon Taylor, Senior Mathematics Major |
Problem A: Gerrymandering |

2006 |
Team Epsilon:John Burton, Senior Mathematics MajorZach Johnson, Junior Mathematics MajorLindsay Robson, Senior Mathematics Major |
Problem A: Sprinkler Systems |

2006 |
Team Delta:Thomas Fields, Senior Mathematics & Physics MajorBrian Meckstroth, Senior Computer Science Major w/ Mathematics MinorMichael Souza, Freshman Computer Science Major |
Problem C: Trade-offs in the War on HIV/AIDS |