State Science Day Award

The 2002 State Science Day winner of the Mathematical Association of America - Ohio Section Award for Excellence was John Platig a tenth grader from New Knoxville High School. His project, entitled "Are there ratios common to all of music" examined the differences in tonal ratios between western musical scales and those scales employed in eastern music. His project sought to devise equations and ratios for each. This project blended John's love of mathematics and music as he searches for music with wide appeal.

The Award consists of $100 and a subscription to Mathematics Magazine.

State Science Day was hosted by Ohio State University on May 11, 2002 and was sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science, American Electric Power, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund, and Roxane Laboratories.

David E. Meel
Bowling Green State U.