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2010 Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Congratulations to the 2010 LTU Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) teams!
Eighteen LTU students in six teams of three competed in the 96-hour international contest in February.
Four of our teams were awarded Meritorious status, the top 19 percent of 2254 teams from the U.S., China, and 12 other countries.
Each year the teams have a choice of two open-ended applied problems to solve, using mathematics, computer, science, and writing skills. For 2010, one problem, "The Sweet Spot", involved analyzing the vibrations of a wooden baseball bat, with comparison to aluminum and corked wood bats; the other problem, "Criminology", involved developing a method to help find a serial killer.
The Meritorious teams were John Camardese, Rich Geyer, Stephanie Shevenock (criminology); Paul Downen, Matt Lanting, Steve Sciacchitano (baseball); Kevin Malinga, Anna Vantsevich, Todd Willmore (baseball); Ryan Hollingsworth, Jamie MacLennan, Levi Dojcsak (baseball).
The teams were invited to give a presentation of their papers at the Mathematical Association of America - Michigan Section annual meeting in May. Complete results are available. The teams were coached by faculty advisors Ruth Favro(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Guang-Chong Zhu (email@example.com).