REU Students Capture Prizes
This past summer was the 6th year of the GVSU Mathematics REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), funded by the National Science Foundation. This program continues to generate exciting results as students do joint research with faculty, write papers, and give talks at conferences. From the 2006 group, two pairs of students received noteworthy honors. At the 2006 MathFest in Knoxville, Amanda Taylor (University of Maine-Farmington) and Christy Hediger (Muhlenberg College), who worked with Professor Will Dickinson this summer, won one of the seven MAA awards for their talk "San Gaku and Other Problems in Various Geometries." At the Student Poster Session at the 2007 Joint Mathematics Meeting in New Orleans, Dan Schultheis (University of Washington) and Lisa Morales (Cal State Polytechnic-Pomona), who worked with Professor Steven Schlicker, won an award for their poster "Properties of Segments in the Hausdorff Metric Geometry." Congratulations to the REU students and faculty for their efforts that resulted in these prizes.