## The results of 2017 MCM/ICM contest have been announced. Fourteen
teams from JUST achieve six Honorable Mentions and eight Successful Participants.

#### Globally, 7700 colleges and universities take
part in the 2017 MCM/ICM
contest, including Harvard University,
MIT, Peking
University and Tsinghua
University. Four teams of 12 students from CAS Participate in it,
among which 3 teams achieve Honorable Mention and
one win Successful Participant.

#### The Mathematical Contest in
Modeling (MCM) is a multi-day mathematics competition
held annually in USA, during the first or second weekend in February, since
1985 by COMAP and sponsored by SIAM, the NSA, and INFORMS. It is
distinguished from other major mathematical competitions such as Putnam by its
strong focus on research, originality, teamwork, communication and
justification of results. It runs concurrently with the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). At the beginning of the
contest, teams have a choice between two problems. Problem A involves a system
that requires the use of continuous mathematics, and thus often involves
concepts from geometry, physics, or engineering. Problem B involves a system
that requires the use of discrete mathematics. In 2016, a "data insights" problem was
added, where teams are given access to database files and tasked with using
them to answer a question. This problem was designated as Problem C,
though previously, Problem C referred to an ICM problem. These problems tend to
be open-ended, and are drawn from all fields of science, business, and public
policy. Thousands of international teams of three undergraduates compete
to produce original mathematical papers in response to one of two modeling
problems. Initially, participation was largely from the United States, however
in recent years international participation has grown significantly,
particularly from the People's Republic of China, so that in 2007 teams from
the United States comprised only 24% of total participation. In 2014, the
percentage of teams from the People's Republic of China reached a record high
of 92.9%.