5th Annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C)

We are pleased to announce the results of the fifth annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C). There were 33 countries/regions invited to participate in the 2019 IM2C and after the national/regional selection round, 57 teams competed in the international round of judging. All teams worked at their own schools during a 5 day period between March 11th and May 6th, 2019. Each team was given a modeling problem and then constructed their solutions. This year’s problem Earth's Carrying Capacity asked the teams to develop a model that identifies the earth's carrying capacity for human life under current conditions.

A Complete Results Report, with designations for all participants, is available in portable document format (PDF).

Meritorious Teams

St. Paul's Co-educational College, China Hong Kong (SAR)
Advisor, Chan Lung Chak
Au Yee Fong
Lam Justin
Yuen Shing Ho Kinsey
He Yixuan


Brisbane Boys' College, Australia
Advisor, Chicri Maksoud
James English
Ethan Jonathan Waugh
Xavier Galford
Ometh Rajapakse


Manurewa High, New Zealand
Advisor, Lawrence Naicker
Aimee Lew
Ella Guiao
Aaron Lew
John Chen


II Liceum Ogólnokształcące z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Stefana Batorego, Poland
Advisor, Zbigniew Luchcinski
Adam Harrison
Jakub Sliz
Maksymilian Wolski
Krzysztof Oldakowski


Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium, Netherlands
Advisor, Gert Welleweerd
Ties Bloemen
Lucas Baas
Daniel Kunenborg
Guido Siers

All schools are to be commended for their efforts. The judges were impressed with all the teams’ creativity and ingenuity in mathematical modeling and in their ability to explain their strategies and problem-solving techniques in clear terms. Each participant is a true winner. For additional contest information, contact IM2C at:


Click here to download IM2C certificates


Initial funding for planning and organizational activities was provided by IM2C co-founders and co-sponsors - The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), a not-for-profit company dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education and by NeoUnion ESC Organization in Hong Kong (SAR).