Cumberland Valley
Math Modeling Challenge
Shippensburg University
September 23-24, 2017
Contest Organizer:
Ben Galluzzo
(717) 477-1468
What is the CVMMC?
On September 23rd, 2017, Shippensburg University will host the ninth annual Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge (CVMMC). This regional math contest gives undergraduate students the opportunity to apply their math skills to real world problems. In teams of three, students will have 23 hours to develop and test a model and write a one-page summary of their findings; an additional (24th) hour will be available in order for teams to finalize a 10 minute presentation explaining their result. Soon after completing their presentation, teams will present their findings to other student CVMMC participants. The event will conclude with an award ceremony that will highlight the work of winning teams as determined by students and advisors.
Why the CVMMC?
COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) successfully encourages teamwork, creativity and written exposition. However, one (logistically necessary) element that many students remark is lacking from this competition is adequate feedback -- both from the micro perspective "What do the judges really think of my team's paper?" to the macro "How did other teams answer this question?" This contest was designed in response to the aforementioned student concerns and has been developed to meet the following objectives:
  • Encourage independent thinking.
  • Promote collaboration.
  • Develop mathematical communication abilities.
  • Prepare student teams to participate in the MCM.
  • Create a unique mathematical community.
 Interested in Competing?
More information about the CVMMC can be found by reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the schedule. You can also download the CVMMC flier here.  If you have additional questions or comments, or if you are interested in being a part of future contests, please feel free to contact me.