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Four HSMC student projects recognized by the Siemens Competition

October 23, 2009

Four student projects that were conducted during the 2009 Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) have received awards in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.  This continues the HSMC's tradition of having returning students work on original research projects with faculty mentors.  Congratulations to all the students involved, and special thanks to the mentors!


  • Patrick Kim, Sumit Gogia, and Vincent Yu, "A Prediction of Nanocomposite Permeability from Monte Carlo Simulations and the Implications of the Constrained Polymer Region", mentor Gary Beall
  • Kevin Chen, Sean Karson, and Dan Liu, "Relating Missing and Decycling Edges in Directed Graphs", mentor Jian Shen


  • Fan-Hal Koung, Jennifer Hu, and Rebecca Salinas, "The Rank Generating Function for Partially Ordered Rb(n)", mentor Edward Early
  • Millie Shi and Max Wimberley, "Creating and Deducing structure using Domination Numbers in Permutation Graphs", mentor Diana Gu


The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.  Up to 300 projects from almost 2,000 submissions are recognized as Semifinalists, while the top 30 individual and 30 team projects are invited to compete in the Regional Competitions, held at six partner universities.


The Texas Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp is an intensive summer program for outstanding high school students who are excited about doing mathematics-- the goal of the program is to develop our talented youth by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment.