2002 Winners and Results
pleased to announce the results of the 4th annual Interdisciplinary
Contest in Modeling (ICM). This
year,106 teams representing 71 institutions from 5 countries
participated in the contest. A complete contest report is available
in portable document format (pdf) at:
ICM OUTSTANDING WINNERS:
Maggie L Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA
Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
The 2002 ICM Contest began at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February
7 and officially ended at 8:00 p.m. on Monday February 11, 2002.
During that time, teams of up to three undergraduates were to
research and submit an optimal solution for one interdisciplinary
The 2002 ICM Contest problem can be viewed here: http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/icm/problem.htm
registered and 106 participated (68%)
47 U.S. Teams (44%) from 35 institutions
59 Foreign Teams (56%) from Canada, Finland, Ireland, and P.R.
2 Outstanding Winners (3%)
16 Meritorious Winners (15%)
28 Honorable Mentions (26%)
60 Successful Participants (56%)
96 four-year institutions (91%)
2 two-year institutions (2%)
8 high schools (7%).
In addition to the ICM Contest, COMAP also sponsors the Mathematical
Contest in Modeling (MCM), which runs concurrently with the
ICM Contest. Information regarding the MCM Contest can be found
on COMAP's website at: www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm
To learn more about the ICM Contest, visit the ICM website at:www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/icm
funding for the ICM is provided by a grant from the National
Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and COMAP.
Additional support is provided by The Institute for Operations
Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the Mathematical
Association of America (MAA). COMAP's Mathematical Contest in
Modeling and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling are unique
among modeling competitions in that they are the only international
contests in which students work in teams to find a solution.
Centering its educational philosophy on mathematical modeling,
COMAP uses mathematical tools to explore real-world problems.
It serves the educational community as well as the world of
work by preparing students to become better informed-and prepared-citizens.
Chris Arney, College of Saint Rose, NY
H. Grubbs, Tulane University, LA
Solomon A. Garfunkel, COMAP, Inc., MA
Michael Kelley, U.S. Military Academy, NY
Gary W. Krahn, U.S. Military Academy, NY