Recently, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application (COMAP) announced the results of the 2019 Mathematical Contest in Modeling and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM). One Team from SIST (Deyang Jiang, Rui Li and Shidong Lyu) received outstanding award (ASA Data Insights Award), and three teams of our students mainly from SIST received three meritorious awards this year: Jingshu Liu, Longxiulin Deng, and Yincen Xia; Haoxin Liu and Zhuo Chen; Xianzheng Lu, Zhiyuan Gao and Yuyang Gao.
MCM/ICM is the most influential mathematical modeling contest in the world. The contest requires that the contestants have a team of three players and choose one problem from six topics in four days. With the help of books, the Internet, and other computer program or software, students shall complete the mathematical modeling process and write a thesis.