Academic News

ProModel Announces Winners of Academic Competition

The first ProModel Academic Simulation Competition was held at the 2011 Predictive Analytics with Simulation Conference in Orlando, Florida. More than 50 students from the U.S., Mexico and the United Kingdom registered for the simulation competition.

The contest finalists presented their final project and models to a ProModel panel of judges with educational, technical and commercial backgrounds and engaged the finalists with challenging questions regarding their final projects before the panel determined the winners. The winners presented their projects again in the Academic session held on Tuesday afternoon at the Predictive Analytics with Simulation Conference. 

In addition to the competition, professors that registered for the conference were able to attend and participate in the Academic session. There were a number of presentations and discussions that focused on ways to teach and best practices to teach simulation on the university level.  The round-table discussion hosted by Dr. Charles Harrell, founder of ProModel Corporation and professor at Brigham Young University, was a favorite.

Attendees, including the professors and competition finalists, were also able to brush up their skills and participate in a number of the training courses after the conference. Two of our student finalists (Rogelio Enriquez Barajas & Karin Gomez Ramos at ITESO Tech-Mexico) were able to join the post-conference advanced simulation class. It was a great opportunity to gain more knowledge with industry professionals.

Congratulations to the Academic Competition Winners! (include pictures of winners)

1st place winner - Amanda Smith (California Polytechnic State University - US)
2nd place winners - Rogelio Enriquez Barajas & Karin Gomez Ramos (ITESO - Mexico)
3rd place winner - Muhammad Jumani (Newcastle University - United Kingdom)

1st place winner - Anna Kamphaus, Kyle Naumann & Kimberley Harms (Western Michigan University - US)

Follow the links below to view the contest winners' models:

Benefits and awards received by the finalist/winners:

  • Presented and demonstrated their process improvement skills using state-of-the-art simulation technology before panel of judges and conference attendees.
  • Free admission to ProModel’s Solutions Conference in Orlando.
  • Cash awards:  1st place, $2,000; 2nd place, $1,000; 3rd place, $500 (must attend and present live at the conference in order to be eligible for a cash award). 
  • Network with simulation professionals in DoD/Gov, manufacturing and service industries.
  • Opportunity to interview for simulation internships and employment.
  • The winners/finalist receives a free, 20-user commercial license for their university lab and a professor version.
  • Website Exposure on the ProModel, e-newsletter and social media pages.

Special thanks Dr. B.K. Ghosh and Dr. Kamran Abedini, of California Polytechnic State University, Dr. Steven Butt, of Western Michigan University, and Professor Javier Villanueva, of ITESO, and Professor Javier Munguia, Newcastle Univ. for encouraging and supporting the student contest winners.

Here is some of the feedback we received from the academic portion of the conference:

“Thank you for everything you did this past week in Orlando. Our team had a fantastic time.”

”Currently interning, and some of the people here asked me to present on my experiences from simulation conference. Specifically, they were interested in how simulation is being used in other industries and any resulting successes. There was a very positive response and they have asked me to present again to another group.”

“I would like to take this opportunity and thank you and your colleagues. It was a great event and I would use many things that I learned.”

"I enjoyed the ProModel conference more than any of the others, great job. Of particular note was the caliber of people and the passion each has for what each is doing. What a bunch of great people you get to work with. ” 

ProModel Distributor hosts International Student Model Challenge

The ProModel partner in Brazil, Belge, also hosted an academic competition this year. Visit to see more information and see the associated models.

Academic Updates

Spring classes are right around the corner. Be prepared by upgrading to the 2011 versions of the ProModel, MedModel and ServiceModel  academic packages.

With the 2011 version of the ProModel academic packages, you are able to easily model multi-shift facilities using the new resource shift carryover capability.

ProModel, MedModel and ServiceModel 2011 features and enhancements include:

  • New Output Viewer time series charts
  • Location Utilization
  • Resources Usage
  • New .NET Scenario Manager
  • Resource Work Changeover – a resource will be able to take over work started by another resource on a previous shift
  • Simulate Scenarios
  • Package installation directory
  • Standardized hot keys
  • Double-click to select element name
  • Data Grouping Interval for Statistic series
  • Pooling time series statistics

Other products and tools available:

2011 ProModel, MedModel and ServiceModel Lab Packages:

  • Provides an unlimited version of the software for up to either 20 or 50 users at one time
  • Software may be installed on any number of computers and the licenses float on the network

2011 Process Simulator Professor Package and Lab Packages:
Process Simulator quickly and easily adds simulation capabilities and analysis to Microsoft Visio flowcharts, Value Stream Maps and facility layouts.
The Process Simulator Lab Packages are ideal for management and process planning/improvement courses where simulation is only part of the course.

NOTE: Process Simulator licenses are individual standalone licenses, and they reside only on the computers on which they are initially installed.  They cannot be moved between computers.

2011 Enterprise Portfolio Simulator (EPS) Professor Package:
EPS goes beyond typical portfolio planning and forecasting to deliver a realistic, risk-adjusted, optimal portfolio that reaches your company’s financial and project performance targets.  EPS is a Rich Internet Application that can be configured as a standalone system, a bolt-on to Microsoft Project Server, or integrated with other PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) systems. 

All academic packages are available for educational purposes and are not to be used for commercial consulting.

For more information about academic products and programs visit   

Contact Us
General email:
Jamie Tracy:
Sandra Petty:
Phone: (888) 437-7843


In this issue
Newsletter Home
Predictive Analytics with Simulation Conference
Product News
Training News
Academic News

ProModel Partner Program News

Upcoming Events
ProModel Home
Newsletter Archive

ProModel on the Web




 Linked In

Send to friend

Send To Friend



Copyright © 2011 ProModel Corporation, All Rights Reserved
556 East Technology Ave., Orem, UT 84097