Pi Mu Epsilon Student Presentation Awards
2012 MathFest - Madison, WI
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:
- Beth Bjorkman, Michigan Iota, Grand Valley State University, Columnar Transposition Ciphers, advisor: Robert Talbert.
- Ashley Broadwell, California Xi, Pepperdine University, A Generating Function for Inversions on Pattern Avoiding Involutions, advisor: Kendra Killpatrick.
- Nathaniel Card, Wisconsin Epsilon, Carthage College, Benford Melodies: A Senior Thesis on Stochastic Composition, advisor: Mark Snavely.
- Wilson Cheung, New York Delta, State University of New York at Geneseo, Contracting and Rotating Ellipses.
- Marissa Clougher, Illinois Iota, Elmhurst College, Universal Niven Number Representations, advisor: Jon Johnson.
- Sarah Heilig, New Jersey Epsilon, New York University, When Prisoners Enter Battle, advisor: Brian Hopkins.
- Erik Miller, Wisconin Delta, St. Norbert College, From Golf Balls to Airplanes; What are the Powers of Dimples? advisor: Kevin Murphy.
- Candice Nielsen, Illinois Iota, Elmhurst College, Vertex Polygons, Jon Johnson.
- Mario F. Sracic, Ohio Xi, Youngstown State University, Outer Automorphisms of $S_6$, advisor: Neil Flowers.
- Sarah Wesley, Illinois Iota at Elmhurst College, Niven Numbers and Cryptography, advisor: Jon Johnson.
- Council on Undergraduate Research award for outstanding student research and exposition to:
- Marie Meyer, Minnesota Delta at the College of Saint Benedict, Nim on Groups, advisor: Bret Benesh.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics awards for outstanding student exposition and research in applied mathematics to:
- Frances Withrow, Texas Epsilon at Texas A&M University, Science Fiction to Reality: The Influence of Interaction Rates, Flesh Decay, and Detection Rates in the Zombie Apocalypse, advisor: Philip Yasskin.
- MAA Special Interest Group – Mathematical Biology: The Janet L. Anderson Award for outstanding exposition and research in Mathematical or Computational Biology to:
- Estee L. George, Ohio Xi at Youngstown State University, Mathematical Model for the Metabolic Pathway of the Butanol Fermentation, advisor: George Yates.
- MAA Special Interest Group – Environmental Mathematics:
- Shane Wilson, Iowa Beta at Luther College,
Sex-Dependent Deer Population Dynamics with Effects from Seasonal Harvesting,
Advisor: Kyle Fey.