International Mathematical Contest in Modeling Awards

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) challenges teams of university students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students–all sponsored by a faculty advisor–from over 500 institutions around the world.

Each year, university teams (over 17,000 in 2018) each consisting of 3-students, submit solutions to one of three open-ended, complex problems within 96 hours of being posted. For each problem, MCM awards 3-5 first places and one overall named prize–so a total of 9-12 first prize winners per year.  Since 2009, Andrews has averaged about 15 teams per year.

From 2009-2018, Andrews students have won more first places and named prizes than any other university in the world. Out of 71,470 competing teams, 129 Outstanding Awards and 74 Named Prizes (from the 129 Outstanding winners) EHP has won 13 Outstandings and 12 Named Prizes. Our winners were:

201920182016
AMS
Andrews Jeseritz
Scott Marin
Vladimir Zhdanov

INFORMS
Brendan Palmer
David Sterns
Apara Venkateswaran

OUTSTANDING DESIGNATION
Ellen Considine
Suyog Soti
Emily Webb
SIAM & MAA
Derek Gorthy
Christine Reilly
Marc Thomson
MAA
Matthew Hurst
Nathan Yeo
Jordan Deitsch
201520132012
Outstanding Designation
Derek Gorthy
Christine Reilly
Marc Thompson

SIAM & Two Sigma
Scholaship Award
Matthew Hurst
Nathan Yeo
Jordan Deitsch
SIAM
Fiona Pigott
Christopher Aicher
Tracy Babb

MAA
Yueh-Ya (Sam) Hsu
Gregory McQuie
David Thomas
MAA
Stephen Kissler
Christopher Corey
Sean Wiese

INFORMS
Christopher Aicher

Tracy Babb
Daniel Sutton


20102009
MAA
Eric Benzel
Anil Damle
Colin West 
INFORMS
Anil Damle
Anna Lieb
Geoffrey Peterson