San Marcos, TX - December 5, 2011
The Mathworks HSMC team of Andrew Xu, Kevin Tian, and Kevin Chang has placed fifth in the national level of this year's Siemens Competition! The three will share a $20,000 college scholarship. Their project, "Determining the Existence of Graceful Valuations of Various Families of Graphs," was mentored by Professor Edward Early of St. Edward's University. Their project contributes important work towards the Graceful Tree Conjecture, one of the unsolved problems in graph labeling. The team competed against five others December 1-5 in Washington D.C.
Xu, Tian, and Chang conducted their research during the 2011 Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) at Texas State University. This is the fifth team from the program to advance to the national level of this prestigious research Competition.
Xu, Tian, and Chang at the national level of the 2011 Siemens Competition