Students from Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science annually take part in the International Math Modeling Competition organized by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (www.COMAP.com). Dr. Heart is the faculty advisor for the physics students. Students work in groups of three for 72 hours to solve complex, open-ended problems applied to the real life problems. Here is the evidence of the physics students’ performance.
Chelsea Benzie and Matt Conor won the meritorious award, given to the top 11% of participating teams.
Ethan Corle, Rachel Henderson & Mathew Shanks competed– awaiting results
Jesse Pattison, David Allen and Steven Graner won the meritorious award, given to the top 15% of participating teams.
Ethan Corle and David Allen won the meritorious award, given to the top 15% of participating teams.
Marisa Hicks, Joseph Yarzebinski won the meritorious award, given to the top 15% of participating teams.
Eric Hardin, Kevin Sobszack, Brad Kirkwood won the outstanding award, which was awarded to the top 1% from over 1000 teams who competed in the competition. The other winners included teams from Harvard, Duke, Harvey Mud, and several top universities in China.