Outstanding Student Presentations at MathFest 2005November 20, 2005
SIAM, under the auspices of its education committee, recognized two students for the excellence of the papers they presented at MathFest 2005, held August 4–6, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Judging the presentations at this year's MathFest were Richard Neal of the American Mathematical Society and Donald Miller (center), a professor at St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, who represented the SIAM education committee. The winning student speakers were Andrew Harrell (left) of Texas A&M University, whose talk was titled "Error Analysis in Moore–Penrose Interpolation Methods," and John Gemmer of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, for a presentation titled "The General Brachistochrone Problem." MathFest 2006, the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, is scheduled for August 10–12, in Knoxville, Tennessee.