Navigation Links
High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal
Date:1/15/2009

A paper written by four students from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey, entitled Ethanol: Not All It Seems To Be has been published in the January 2009 issue of The Mathematical Association of America's College Mathematics Journal. The paper, which was the winning submission in the 2008 Moody's Mega Math Challenge, is the first M3 Challenge entry to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. It was submitted to the Internet-based applied math competition last March by Afanasiy Yermakov and Jason Zukus, current seniors at High Technology High School, Tom Jackson, now a freshman at Cornell University, and Kelly Roache, currently a freshman at Princeton University. Coached by their math teacher Dr. Raymond Eng, the students shared $20,000 in scholarship prizes for their efforts.

The paper, which was researched and written in less than 14 hours per contest rules, concluded that, in addition to the negative economic and environmental implications of replacing gasoline with ethanol, the plan would not be cost effective until oil prices reached over $233 per barrel. The students also found that corn-derived ethanol might not be the best alternative form of energy, suggesting that nuclear power may actually be a better choice for attaining national energy independence. The paper can be accessed at http://www.maa.org/pubs/cmj47.pdf.

Over 250 teams from lower New Hampshire to Wilmington, Delaware, submitted viable solutions to the 2008 Challenge problem, Energy Independence Meets the Law of Unintended Consequences. Student teams were required to address issues associated with increased corn-derived ethanol production and fuel substitution and relate these matters to dramatic and unanticipated rises in farm commodity pricing, the future of food supplies in developing nations, the effect on carbon dioxide emissions, and the cost-effectiveness of producing ethanol. Teams had 14 hours to quanti
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Stephenson
stephenson@siam.org
215-382-9800 x383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. Rutgers high school outreach gets $3 million boost from NSF
3. UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC
4. Folic acid lowers blood arsenic levels, according to Mailman School of Public Health study
5. UMass Medical School researchers receive $8.5M grant award to fight AIDS
6. Asthma link to post-traumatic stress disorder, says Mailman School of Public Health study
7. Kids eat more fruits, vegetables when schools offer salad bar
8. CWRU School of Medicine has evidence vaccine against malaria will reduce disease
9. U. Mass Medical School and Carnegie announce licensing agreements with Oxford BioMedica
10. Cummings School receives Rockefeller Foundation grant
11. Iowa middle school wins IEEE-USA National Engineering Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015  Elephant Talk Communications ... a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET ... announced total revenue of approximately $20.4 million for the ... restated $19.5 million for the year ended December 31, ... 2014, the Company had completed its multi-year transition away ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , Mar. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive ... The analysts forecast the Global Gesture Recognition market in ... over the period 2013-2018. Gesture recognition is ... to different gestures of an individual. Gesture recognition technology ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdgz7h/global_iris ) has announced ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. The ... at a CAGR of 23.5 percent over the period ... and the growth prospects of the Global Iris Recognition ... size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2
... Be sure to check out the complete report on ... There is new evidence that adult HIV infection rates have ... prevent infection—such as increased use of condoms, delay of first ... in these declines. The new UN report also indicates, however, ...
... the complete report on the HIV situation worldwide , ... adult HIV infection rates have decreased in certain countries and ... of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual ... UN report also indicates, however, that overall trends in HIV ...
... effects of atmospheric deposition on forest ecosystems reached beyond ... coined. This problem, which ignores frontiers, happens because, due ... sulphur and nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere is greater ... oxides, in the presence of water vapour and under ...
Cached Biology News:Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe 2Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe 3Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe 42005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS 22005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS 32005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS 4'Acid rain' and forest mass: Another perspective 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 ... it intends to conduct a groundbreaking pilot study ... to be reversed in as little as three ... science of metabolic and nutritional medicine—will aggressively target ... cripple and destroy our aging brain. These include ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... ORLANDO, Fla. , April 23, 2015 ... . releases his book "Age Healthier Live Happier - ... kick off the Age Management Medicine Group Conference at ... - 26, 2015. ",Age Healthier Live Happier, ... looking to avoid over-medication and searching for a higher ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... SAN DIEGO , April 23, 2015  Neurocrine ... the Company will report its first quarter 2015 results ... 2015. Neurocrine will then host a live conference call and ... Company update Thursday morning, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 ... Participants can access the live conference call by dialing ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... California (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 ... diagnostics refer to a series of genetic tests ... cystic fibrosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, Huntington's disease, and ... examining the gene composition and interaction in diseased ... disease as well as the response to treatment, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 3Release and Book Signing of BioTE Medical President Gary Donovitz M.D. 'Age Healthier Live Happier' at Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference 2Release and Book Signing of BioTE Medical President Gary Donovitz M.D. 'Age Healthier Live Happier' at Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference 3Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Report First Quarter 2015 Results 2Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3
... Md., Aug. 14 Martek Biosciences,Corporation announced that it ... fiscal 2007 on September 5, 2007, at approximately 4:00 ... p.m. EDT Martek,will hold a conference call to discuss ... investors. The call is expected to be approximately one,hour ...
... Response Genetics, Inc.,(Nasdaq: RGDX ), today ... 30, 2007. "The second quarter of 2007 ... successful initial public offering in June," said,Kathleen Danenberg, ... very,pleased by the recent developments that have since ...
... from Same Quarter Last Year, - 17 Percent Quarter-to-Quarter Revenue Gain Evidences Start of ... for ... - DelSite Signs Additional Agreements, IRVING, Texas, Aug. 14 ... 2007 of $5.6 million, compared to $6.5 million in the year ago,period. The revenue ...
Cached Biology Technology:Martek to Announce Third Quarter 2007 Results on September 5, 2007 2Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 3Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 4Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 5Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 6Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 7Response Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 8Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 2Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 3Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 4Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 5Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 6Carrington Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results 7
... cells-directed transfection reagent : jetPEI-RGD ... which allows targeted efficient transfection ... cells. Integrins are adhesion molecules ... adhesion processes. Many integrins, including ...
...
... MacMelt software is used on ... melting profile of any DNA sequence ... in optimizing placement of primers and ... denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), constant ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: