Student teams win two Finalists in MCM/ICM 2018
2018-05-10 readCount:290
Student teams of SCUT received nearly a hundred honors, including two Finalists, at MCM/ICM 2018 that was recently ended in the US, setting the best record of the recent five years in the international competition.
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), along with the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) as its extension, is a top competition specifically for mathematical modeling held annually in US.
This year’s event attracted over 20,000 teams consisting of over 60,000 students from around the world, including students of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, Peking University, Tsinghua University, as well as SCUT.
SCUT sent 208 teams consisting of 624 students from the Schools of Mathematics, Economics and Commerce, and Automation Science and Engineering. Two of these teams broke into Finalists, while others secured 16 seats of Meritorious Winners and more than 80 Honorable Mentions.
The MCM, organized by the US Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, and the US National Security Agency, challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems.
The competition is designed to encourage effective discussion supporting informed modeling decisions, improve student problem solving, and promote technical writing. Students participate as team members rather than as individuals, creating an environment for peer learning and skill development.

Source from the School of Mathematics
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Deng Langchu