Nine LTU students in three teams of three participated in the 96-hour international Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) from Feb. 6 – 10, 2014.
Each year the teams have a choice of two open-ended applied problems to solve, using mathematics, computer science, various sciences, and writing skills. For 2014, problem A, “Keep Right Except to Pass Rule”, involved analyzing the performance of
this rule in different traffic situations, and also if the road was under the control of an intelligent system. Problem B, “Choose the Best College Coach”, involved modeling how to choose the best coaches in several different sports, past or present, male or female. Details can be found at www.comap.com. All of our teams chose problem A.
The teams are: David Inwald, Daniel (Orlando) Anderegg, Anqi Du; Jose Rodrigo Sanchez-Vicarte, Mark Kenney,
Steven Gonzalez; Ceré Rettig, Braden Lyford, Connor Seay.
Results will be available at the end of April. The teams are ranked as Successful Participant, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Finalist, and Outstanding. Last year over 5,600 teams participated, from the U. S., China, and 12 other countries.