University of Virginia
Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an international contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. The competition 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 next MCM will take place February 14--18, 2008 (see the call for entries poster ).

The Mathematics Department at the University of Virginia organizes a series of practice sessions and administers the local MCM competition during November 2007. Performances in the local competition will be used to determine the teams of students representing the University of Virginia at the MCM, February 14--18, 2008. All undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the local competition! Keep in mind that MCM is not so much about what you already know, but rather about what you can quickly learn in a new application area.

2008 results for the UVa Math Modeling Competition:

First Prize: Neal Fox, Steven Mortimer, Vincent Zimmern

Second Prize: Thiparat Chotibut, Wuttisak Trongsiriwat, Jiraphat Tiamsuphat

Third Prize: Dina DeAngelis, Junaedy Liem, Steven Norum


Monday, November 26, 2007:        Information/training session; 6:00-7:30pm, 317 Kerchof Hall.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007:   Information/training session; 6:00-7:30pm, 317 Kerchof Hall.

Thursday, November 29, 2007:      University of Virginia MCM starts at 7pm.

Monday, December 3rd, 2007:       University of Virginia MCM ends at 9:00am. Solutions are due in 225 Kerchof Hall by 10am.

Friday, December 7th, 2007:           The conclusion of the University of Virginia MCM - festivities, 4:00pm Kerchof Hall 317.

February 14-18, 2008:                      The winners of University of Virginia MCM 2007 represent UVa at the international MCM 2008.

Instructions for the UVa MCM participants:

MCM Links:

Organized by:
Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP).
Sponsored by:
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS),
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Some other MCM pages :
Cornell University,
University of Colorado at Boulder,
University of Puget Sound,
University of Washington,
Eastern Oregon University,
Grinnell College.
Organizer and Contact Information: Irina Mitrea , 982-2787,