Two SUIBE teams have won Meritorious award and fifteen SUIBE teams Honorable Mention award in MCM/ICM 2017. The Meritorious winners are Zhang Ning (Applied Statistics Class 2014), Wang Xuzhi (Applied Statistics Class 2013), Jin Yufei (Financial Engineering Class 2014), Yang Hanyin (International Business Class 2014), Gu Yufei (International Business Class 2014) and Xu Yikai (Business Administration Class 2014).
MCM/ICM (Mathematical Contest in Modeling and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling) is an international and pioneering contest of mathematical modeling, encouraging university teachers and students to clarify, analyze and propose possible solutions to open-ended real-life problems. Each team shall be made up of three undergraduates, choose any one of the problems, model and prepare solutions to the chosen problem with a time framework of four days, and submit a paper written in English for review. There were six problems for year’s contest, including Managing the Zambezi River, Optimizing the Passenger Throughput at an Airport Security Check Point, and Migration to Mars.