Graduate student Geoffrey Patterson has been awarded the Robert and Doris Pulley Award in Mathematics from ARCS.
ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) is a national non-profit organization that boosts U.S. competitiveness by raising funds to support promising U.S. citizens in doctoral programs in the sciences, engineering, and medicine).
In a collaborative project with the Institute for Astronomy, Geoff uses geometric control theory to identify optimum trajectories that would allow spacecraft to intercept temporarily captured objects — asteroids and the like caught in Earth orbit for a short time.
On April 23rd, graduate student William DeMeo was presented with the Sarah Martin Award in Mathematics by the Honolulu chapter of the ARCS Foundation. DeMeo is is chiseling away at a 50-year-old problem concerning finite algebras through investigation of lattices that will require the help of supercomputing resources on Maui. He previously applied mathematics theory to music.
UHM Math Dept graduate student Austin Anderson has received the 2008 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) in Mathematics. The $5,000 scholarship was given to 24 UH graduate students recognizing their work in various fields and which in Austin’s case recognized his work on properties of spaces in the complex plane. More