Pi Mu Epsilon Student Presentation Awards
2010 MathFest - Pittsburgh, PA
Prizes for outstanding Pi Mu Epsilon student talks, presented to the students at the Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet and Award Ceremony Friday evening, were:
- Awards funded by the American Mathematical Society and the American Statistical Association for excellence in student exposition and research (in alphabetical order) to:
- Matt Alexander from the Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University for Discrete Consideration of Aleksandrov's Projection Theorem. Matt’s advisor for this research was Dimitri Ryabogin.
- Erica Evans from the Ohio Iota Chapter at Denison University for Knot Mosaics: Results and Open Questions. Erica's advisor for this research was Lew Ludwig.
- Richard Freedman from the North Carolina Lambda Chapter at Wake Forest University for Understanding Hailstone Sequences using a New Coding Process. Richard’s advisor for this research was Steven Robinson.
- Jennifer Garbett from the Ohio Pi Chapter at Kenyon College for Modeling the Manduca Sexta Midgu. Jennifer’s advisor for this research was Judy Holdener..
- Michael Joseph from the Ohio Lambda Chapter at John Carroll University for Patterns in Primitive Pythagorean Triples. Michael’s advisor for this research was Leo Schneider.
- Sepideh Khavari from the Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University for Modeling of Regulation of Gene Expressions in the Presence of Toxic Selenite in Modeling Gastric Empyting . Sepideh’s advisor for this research was George Yates.
- Kelley Moran from the Maryland Theta Chapter at Goucher College for Modeling Gastric Emptying. Kelley’s advisor for this research was Gretchen Koch.
- Scott Powers from the North Carolina Beta Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapter Hill for Evaluating Statistical Methodology for Gene Set Analyses. Scott’s advisor for this research was Sorin Mitran
- Lindsay Van Leir from the Virginia Delta Chapter at Roanoke Chapter for Mapping the Liberal Arts: The Graph Theory Behind Your Degree. Lindsay’s advisor for this research was Chris Lee.
- Joseph Patt from the Ohio Iota Chapter at Denison University for Putting Numbers on the Board: Enumeration of Knot Mosaic's. Joseph's advisor for this research was Lew Ludwig.
- Council on Undergraduate Research award for outstanding student research and exposition to:
- Kristin Reinsvold from the Minnesota Delta Chapter at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University for Higher Dimensions and Error Correcting Codes. Kristin’s advisor for this research was Tom Sibley.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics awards for outstanding student exposition and research in applied mathematics to:
- James Manning from the South Carolina Alpha Chapter at the University of South Carolina for A Game Theory Approach to Cascading Behavior in Networks. Jame’s advisor for this research was Ronda Sanders.
- MAA Special Interest Group -- Environmental Mathematics award for outstanding exposition and research in environmental mathematics to:
- Lisa Curll from the Ohio Xi Chapter at Youngstown State University for Mathematical Modeling of Riparian Ecosystems and Land-form Dynamics. Lisa’s advisor for this research was George Yates.
- MAA Special Interest Group – Mathematical Biology: The Janet L. Anderson Award for outstanding exposition and research in Mathematical or Computational Biology to:
- Manasi Vartak from the Massachussets Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Regulatory Network Models in Biology. Manasi’s advisor for this research was Brigitte Servatius.