2011 MathFest - Lexington, KY

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:**Joseph Ferrara**, Florida Eta at the University of North Florida,*Exterior Algebra and the Maxwell-Boltzmann Equations*, advisor: Professor Sami Hamid**Katie Heaps**, Pennsylvania Upsilon at Duquesne University,*Variational Image Denoising and Decomposition Using Duality*, advisor: Professor Stacey Levine**Kady Hossner**, Oregon Delta at Western Oregon University,*Cayley-Sudoku Tables and Loop Theory*, advisor: Professor Michael B. Ward**Rachel Levanger**, Florida Eta at the University of North Florida,*Imagining the Banach-Tarski Paradox*, advisor: Professor Scott Hochwald**Katherine Moore**, Ohio Pi at Kenyon College,*Abundancy Index Outlaws*, advisor: Professor Judy Holdener**Brian Pietsch**, Wisconsin Delta at St. Norbert College,*Parameterizing the Koch Curve*, advisor: Professors John Frohliger and Kevin Murphy**Christopher Schafhauser**, Wisconsin Eta at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville,*Alpha-Regular Stick Unknots*, advisor: Professor Christopher Frayer**Mario Sracic**, Ohio Xi at Youngstown State University,*Cryptology and Quantum Computing***Hongying Zhao**, Minnesota Delta at Saint Johns University and the College of Saint Benedict,*Nonabelian Groups With Perfect Order Subsets*, advisor: Professor Thomas Sibley.

**Council on Undergraduate Research**award for outstanding student research and exposition to:**Kelsey Larson**, Minnesota Delta at the College of Saint Benedict,*Art Meets Algebra: Exploring Colored Graphs of Groups*, advisor: Professor Thomas Sibley**Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics**awards for outstanding student exposition and research in applied mathematics to:**Anthony DeCino**, California Alpha at the University of California – Los Angeles,*Learning About Collective Memory from Query Bursts*, advisor: Professor David A. Meyer**MAA Special Interest Group – Mathematical Biology**: The Janet L. Anderson Award for outstanding exposition and research in Mathematical or Computational Biology to:-
**Sepideh Kharvari**, Ohio Xi at Youngstown State University,*Theoretical Framework and Analysis of Time-to-Peak Response in Biological Systems*, advisors: Professors David Pollack and George Yates