Colleen Hughes ('06) Wins Award
While many students were enjoying their last few weeks of summer break, mathematics major, Colleen Hughes ('06) was presenting her summer research, Intrinsic linking of K6, at the Pi Mu Epsilon student session of Mathfest 2004 , hosted by the Mathematical Association of America in Providence, Rhode Island. Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society with over 300 chapters throughout the nation. From the 46 student presentations, Colleen's was one of seven chosen to win a $150 prize from the American Mathematical Association for best presentation and result. Her talk was based on the summer research she conducted with Professor Lew Ludwig in the field of knot theory. Their work was generously funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Foundation and the National Science Foundation.