SUST students have won the first prize of the 2020 International (U.S.) Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM / ICM)
Author: CHEN Xiaotun, ZHANG Zhouping
Release: DU Yang
Translator: HOU Yumo
The results of the 2020 International (U.S.) Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM / ICM) were announced recently. SUST has won 1 international first prize; 2 international second prizes; creating the best results in history. Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was held in two time periods (February 13-17, March 5-9). With the strong support of the Academic Affairs Office and the College of Arts and Sciences, the teachers and students of our university overcame the difficulties and successfully completed the task through online guidance and collaboration, which showed the spirit of brave and courage to the challenges.
The International (U.S.) Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling for undergraduates began in 1985 and is hosted by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application(COMAP). It is the only one mathematic modeling competition held internationally once a year and has worldwide influence. The 2020 International (U.S.) Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling attracted more than 62,239 students from 20,948 teams from 1,488 institutions worldwide to participate in the competition.
School leaders, the Academic Affairs Office and the College of Arts and Sciences have always attached great importance to the pre-match training and competition organization of the MCM / ICM. After years of practice, College of Arts and Sciences has formed a high-level coaching team with rich guidance experience and has instructed undergraduates to win the national first prize in for 11 consecutive years, ranking among the top in Shaanxi Province universities
The mathematical modeling contest is divided into national (China) mathematical modeling contest (held annually, basically in September each year) and international (U.S.) mathematical modeling contest (MCM / ICM) contest (held annually, basically In February each year). The content of the MCM / ICM involves many fields such as economy, management, environment, resources, ecology, medicine, safety, and future technology, etc.
The competition requires three people (undergraduates) as a group to complete all the work from model building, solving, and verification to thesis writing on the specified problem within four days, reflecting the contestants' ability to research and solve problems and the team spirit. The event began in 1985 and has now become one of the world's most influential subject competitions. At the same time, the event is an important test index for evaluating college students' innovative ability, practical ability and the quality of applied talent cultivation.