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August 2009

Release Date: Aug. 19, 2009ASU Logo

National Recognition for ASU Math Student

Henry Schreiner III, a senior physics major and mathematics minor at Angelo State University, garnered national honors for his research presentation at MathFest 2009 Aug. 5-8 in Portland, Ore.

Schreiner’s presentation, “Edge Effects in the Use of Wavelets for Partial Image Reconstruction,” earned the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Award for “outstanding student exposition and research in applied mathematics.” More than 125 students from 73 universities made presentations at MathFest 2009, the annual meeting of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) and Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the national mathematics honor society.

“This is a significant recognition and a first for ASU,” said Dr. Roger Zarnowski, ASU professor of mathematics. “While we’ve had students present their work at this conference before, this is the first time one of them has received such a prestigious award. I know there were people at MathFest who had never heard of Angelo State, but who now have a very positive sense of the talent of our students and the strength of our programs.”

A member of both the MAA and PME, Schreiner partnered on the year-long research project with ASU mathematics major Massooma Pirbhai of Mauritius, who graduated in May and returned home, so was unable to attend MathFest. Zarnowski, their faculty adviser, said the project may have applications in such areas as medical imaging and computer graphics.