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.