Undergraduate applied math students win prizes

July 22, 2009

Present posters on research at SIAM Annual Meeting

Undergraduates in applied and computational math participated in the second annual SIAM undergraduate poster session on July 7 at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Denver, Colorado. The interactive and informal session included nineteen entries from students throughout the country who demonstrated their research to conference attendees using the poster format.

The winners (listed alphabetically) were:

A Stochastic Approach to Modeling Acid Precipitation's Impact on a Tri-trophic Aquatic Ecosystem
Brenton Blair
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A Network Theoretic Approach to Hyperspectral Image Classification
Ryan H. Lewis
Rochester Institute of Technology

An Adaptive IHS Pan-sharpening Method
Sheida Rahmani
University of California, Los Angeles

Modeling Fluid Transport in Subcutaneous Tissue
Melissa Strait
Harvey Mudd College

Modeling, Analysis and Computation of Fluid Structure Interaction Models for Biological Systems
S. Minerva Venuti
George Mason University

The SIAM Education Committee sponsored the undergraduate poster session and prizes were funded by The MathWorks, Inc. The authors of the top five winning posters, which were determined by a panel of ten faculty judges, each received student editions of MATLAB and a $100 cash prize. The session was organized by Andrew Bernoff and Rachel Levy, both from Harvey Mudd College, and Chad Topaz from Macalester College.

To find out more about the SIAM 2009 Annual Meeting Poster Session, visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/an09/undergraduate.php

For more information on the SIAM Annual Meeting, visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/an09/.


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