Denison math students win top prize
Date of Event: January 22, 2010
Posted: January 22, 2010
Two Denison students won a national math award this month. Jacob Shapiro (Xenia, Ohio) and Joe Paat (Rochester, Minn.) presented their research on mathematical knot theory at the undergraduate student poster session of the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Francisco. They attended with their professor, Lew Ludwig.
More than 180 student groups were selected from across the nation to present their original work in mathematics. From this select group, Shapiro and Paat were one of 33 student teams to earn the top prize of $100 for the quality of their work and presentation.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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