A team of Eastern Oregon University's undergraduate mathematicians
placed in the top 20 percent of the Consortium
for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) International math-modeling
contest in early February.
president Phil Creighton addresses the Math Modeling participants at a
reception held in their honor.
Math Modeling Contest at Eastern Oregon University.
Congratulations to the four student
groups that competed in this year's competition!
|Eastern Seniors Tim
Sorey, Brad Fritz and Todd Rogers entered
their solution for the contest's problem "C" and earned the "Meritorious"
This problem, according to a
Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) press release, is "An all-new interdisciplinary
Fritz, Tim Sorey, Todd Rogers and team mentor, Jennifer Woodworth
Of the 478 teams that entered the contest, only 60 of
them chose problem "C". and only 11 earned Meritorious or higher. Of those
11, only four of the teams were from the United States.
mentor, John Thurber, with Tim O'Conner, Kacee Giger and Archie Crozier.
||Three other Eastern teams entered
the COMAP contest as well: Tim O'Conner, Kacee
Giger and Archie Crozier won
Honorable Mention for their solution to the problem "B"; and Kristina
Hauge, Swanee Herrmann, Sarah Triplett, Trevor Beal, Roland Hildebrant
and Frisco Rose won "Successful Participant"
for their teams' submission for problem "A," a modeling problem based on
last summer's blockbuster Deep Impact.
Herrmann, Sarah Triplett, Kristina Hauge with team mentor and COMAP organizer
Beal with team mentor Anthony Tovar, and Frisco Rose.
Additionally, all of Eastern's teams finished the problem
they were working on. Although these statistics were not released for this
year's contest, last year 30 percent of the teams did not complete their
problem on time.
For purposes of comparison, here are the results from
other participating Oregon teams: two teams from Lewis & Clark College
in Portland finished the contest: one Meritorious and one Successful Participant.
One team from Southern Oregon University finished the
contest and gained Honorable Mention. Some of the other schools that entered
the competition were Duke, UC-Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon.
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