Comap's Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Ages:High School, Undergraduate

Type:Submission

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Feb 13, 2020 3:00pm
America/New_York

Turn theory into practice by entering COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). The study of mathematics as a subject in its own right may have started with Pythagoras, but people have been counting as a basic necessity of everyday life for thousands of years. It follows that mathematics was invented to help us understand and manage the world around us.

What's in it for you? It's a chance to challenge your brain, solve a real world math problem, and get recognition for it on an international stage. It's an excellent opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills through teamwork. It's also an impressive resume credential and an advantage when applying for internships. Added Attraction: A chance for your team to win the International COMAP Scholarship Award, and more.

What's in it for your school? The recognition and prestige of being part of COMAP's 34th annual international event. Meaningful preparation for the real world of problems, politics and financial constraints. Impetus and justification for more applied courses' a blueprint for your schools future.

COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is Real World Mathematical Modeling where research, analytics and applied intelligence reign along with less-quantifiable factors like timing and luck. Think you're up to it?

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.

The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), is an extension of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). It is designed to develop and advance interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as well as competence in written communication.

High School and Undergraduate students form teams. Each team may choose any one of the six problem choices and should submit a solution to only one problem. The teams review the problem statements and then create a mathematical model for the solutions. MCM Problem A (continuous) MCM Problem B (discrete) MCM Problem C (data insights) ICM Problem D (operations research/network science) ICM Problem E (environmental science) ICM Problem F (policy)

Judging will be completed in March and the results will be posted on or before April 30, 2020. Levels of awards for successful submissions are Successful Participant, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Finalist, or Outstanding Winner. Submission found to have rule or procedure violations, or problem solution issues may be designated as Disqualified or Unsuccessful.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/

Managing Organization: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Contact:

mcm@comap.com

Entry Fee: $100/team

Eligibility:
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Team Members: </strong>A team may consist of up to three students currently enrolled in the same school. Students may be enrolled in any department or program at the school. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may register. The contest is open to all undergraduate and high school students. An advisor must complete the registration process for each team.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Team Advisors: </strong>Any faculty, staff member, or student at the team’s institution can fulfill the role of Advisor. The advisor will act as the main point of contact for the team, and does not have to be from the mathematics department. We encourage faculty members to serve as team advisors; however, one team member or another student at the school may act as the advisor.</p>

Registration Closes
Feb 13, 2020 3:00pm
America/New_York

Overview

Turn theory into practice by entering COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). The study of mathematics as a subject in its own right may have started with Pythagoras, but people have been counting as a basic necessity of everyday life for thousands of years. It follows that mathematics was invented to help us understand and manage the world around us.

What's in it for you? It's a chance to challenge your brain, solve a real world math problem, and get recognition for it on an international stage. It's an excellent opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills through teamwork. It's also an impressive resume credential and an advantage when applying for internships. Added Attraction: A chance for your team to win the International COMAP Scholarship Award, and more.

What's in it for your school? The recognition and prestige of being part of COMAP's 34th annual international event. Meaningful preparation for the real world of problems, politics and financial constraints. Impetus and justification for more applied courses' a blueprint for your schools future.

COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is Real World Mathematical Modeling where research, analytics and applied intelligence reign along with less-quantifiable factors like timing and luck. Think you're up to it?

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.

The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), is an extension of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). It is designed to develop and advance interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as well as competence in written communication.

Process

High School and Undergraduate students form teams. Each team may choose any one of the six problem choices and should submit a solution to only one problem. The teams review the problem statements and then create a mathematical model for the solutions. MCM Problem A (continuous) MCM Problem B (discrete) MCM Problem C (data insights) ICM Problem D (operations research/network science) ICM Problem E (environmental science) ICM Problem F (policy)

Criteria

Judging will be completed in March and the results will be posted on or before April 30, 2020. Levels of awards for successful submissions are Successful Participant, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Finalist, or Outstanding Winner. Submission found to have rule or procedure violations, or problem solution issues may be designated as Disqualified or Unsuccessful.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/

Managing Organization: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Contact:

mcm@comap.com

Entry Fee: $100/team

Eligibility:
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Team Members: </strong>A team may consist of up to three students currently enrolled in the same school. Students may be enrolled in any department or program at the school. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may register. The contest is open to all undergraduate and high school students. An advisor must complete the registration process for each team.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Team Advisors: </strong>Any faculty, staff member, or student at the team’s institution can fulfill the role of Advisor. The advisor will act as the main point of contact for the team, and does not have to be from the mathematics department. We encourage faculty members to serve as team advisors; however, one team member or another student at the school may act as the advisor.</p>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Feb 13, 2020 3:00pm
America/New_York