2006 MCM at UAF
The MCM is the Mathematical Contest in Modeling,
is a take-home applied simulation and mathematics contest. Teams
of three undergraduates spend 96 hours writing code and preparing a
writeup for either of two problems. The writeups from across the
world are then read, and the "Outstanding" writeups are published in
the COMAP journal. UAF has had
quite a few Outstanding papers in the past.
In the 2006 MCM competition,
UAF teams were rated "Meritorious",
the second-highest possible ranking! Of the 970 teams competing,
from across the world:
- 15 teams rated Outstanding
- 170 teams rated Meritorious (including UAF!)
- 200 teams rated Honorable Mention
- 500 teams rated Successful Participant
See the UAF
The MCM 2006 problems were an irrigation problem and an airport problem.
Team "GRO", Paul Gentemann, Alex Ross, and Kent Overstreet, chose the irrigation problem. You can read their writeup (7MB PDF) or download their code and data (7MB tar-gzip).
Team "SLY", consisting of Troy Lawlor, Jay Schamel, and Elyse Yeager, chose the airport problem. You can read their writeup (900K PDF) or download their code and data (5.7MB tar-gzip).
Posted by Dr. Lawlor,
MCM 2006 Faculty Advisor.