State Science Day Award

At
the 2003 State Science Day the
Mathematical Association of America - Ohio Section awarded both a First and
Second Place Award for Excellence.

In
first place was Christopher M. Pitstik, a tenth grader from Carroll High School
in Dayton. His project, entitled
"Search Algorithms: A Comparison", combined elements of mathematics
such as Monte Carlo simulations and the traveling salesman problem with
computer science as he examined the differences between several search
algorithms.

The
second place award was given to Nathaniel C. Loyd, a tenth grader from
Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton. Nathaniel used a combination of both
physics and mathematics in his project “Two Timing Tachyons” as he investigated
properties of particles moving at the
speed of light and beyond.

The
First Place Award consists of $100 and subscriptions to Mathematics Magazine
and Math Horizons.

The
Second Place Award consists of $50 and subscriptions to Mathematics Magazine
and Math Horizons.

State
Science Day was hosted by Ohio State University on May 3, 2003 and was
sponsored by the Ohio Academy of

Science,
American Electric Power, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund, and Roxane
Laboratories.

Donald
A. Hunt

Ohio Northern University.