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.**