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On February 18 through February 22, 2010, three teams of Longwood University students competed in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) annual contest in mathematical and interdisciplinary modeling (the MCM/ICM). This was the fifth year LU has competed in this difficult international contest and was our first time to field three teams!
Please congratulate our Mathletes!
|Institution||Location||Advisor||Problem Chosen||Final Designation|
|Longwood University||Farmville||M. Leigh Lunsford||A||Meritorious|
|Hampden-Sydney College||Hampden-Sydney||Marcus H Pendergrass||B||Meritorious|
|Virginia Tech||Blacksburg||John F Rossi||B||Meritorious|
|Virginia Tech||Blacksburg||John F Rossi||B||Honorable Mention|
|Hampden-Sydney College||Hampden-Sydney||Marcus H Pendergrass||A||Honorable Mention|
|Virginia Western Community College||Roanoke||Ruth Sherman||A||Successful Participant|
|Longwood University||Farmville||M. Leigh Lunsford||B||Successful Participant|
|Longwood University||Farmville||Phillip L Poplin||B||Successful Participant|
|Virginia Tech||Blacksburg||Henning S Mortveit||A||Successful Participant|
|College of William and Mary||Williamsburg||Junping Shi||B||Successful Participant|
|Hampden-Sydney College||Hampden-Sydney||Paul F Hemler||A||Successful Participant|
|Virginia Western Community College||Roanoke||Steve T Hammer||A||Successful Participant|
|University of Virginia||Charlottesville||Blaine Edgar Norum||B||Successful Participant|
The Teams had fun solving problems about serial killers and baseball bats. Good food was had and interestingly enough, Team Sigma, which worked on the criminology program, was housed in the lounge of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies Department.
A total of 2254 teams participated in the 2010 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). Each team had to chose one of two problems (Problem A or B) which they attempted to solve during the third weekend of February. Teams from all over the world competed in this contest.
This year, COMAP designated:
All of the competing teams are to be congratulated for their excellent work and enthusiasm for scientific and mathematical modeling and interdisciplinary problem solving.
|Total Number of Participating Teams||2254|
|High School Teams||15 (1%)|
|United States Teams||358 (16%)|
|Foreign Teams from Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom||1890 (84%)|
|Outstanding Winners||9 (1/2%)|
|Meritorious Winners||431 (19%)|
|Honorable Mentions||542 (24%)|
|Successful Participants||1245 (55%)|
|Unsuccessful Participants||15 (1%)|