2008 MathFest - Madison, Wisconsin

**American Mathematical Society awards for excellence in student exposition and research (in alphabetical order):****Samuel Behrend**, Ohio Iota Chapter at Denison University,*Determining Intrinsic Triple Linking in Straight-Edge Embeddings of K9.***Alicia Brinkman**, Wisconsin Delta Chapter at Saint Norbert College,*How We Roll: The Theory and Construction of the Square Wheel Bicycle.***Iordan Ganev**, Ohio Delta Chapter at Miami University,*Order Dimension of Subgroups.***Brendan Kelly**, New Jersey Chapter at The College of New Jersey,*How to Obtain Algebraic Information from Zero-Divisor Graphs.***Daniel Lithio**, Michigan Delta Chapter at Hope College,*Modeling Dynamics of a Volleyball Serve: Choosing the Optimal Trajectory.***W. Ryan Livingston**, Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University,*Can 2008 be the First Digits of 2n?***Jared Ruiz**, Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University,*A Surprising Sum of Arctangents.***Jeremy Thompson**, Colorado Gamma Chapter at the United States Air Force Academy,*Numerical Semigroups and Wilf’s Conjecture.*

**Council on Undergraduate Research award for outstanding student research and exposition:****Sara Jensen**, Wisconsin Epsilon Chapter at Carthage College,*An Alternate Proof of the Anti-Pasch Conjecture.*

**Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics award for outstanding student exposition and research in applied mathematics:****Doug Wajda**, Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University,*Partial Differential Equation Model of Traffic Flow.*

**MAA Special Interest Group -- Environmental Mathematics awards for outstanding exposition and research in environmental mathematics:****Vincent Martinez**, New Jersey Theta Chapter at The College of New Jersey,*Plant-Pathogen Dynamics.*

**MAA Special Interest Group – Mathematical Biology: The Janet L. Anderson Award for outstanding exposition and research in Mathematical or Computational Biology:****Heather Ackerson**, Minnesota Delta Chapter at the College of Saint Benedict,*RNA Secondary Structure – A Statistical Analysis.*