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ASU Honors Student Wins National Contest

October 25, 2011

Yolanda Elias, a senior in Angelo State University’s Honors Program, won a “Best of Show” award in the 2011 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Poster Competition at the NCHC National Conference Oct. 19-23 in Phoenix.

A mathematics/English double major from Seminole, Elias took first place in the Mathematics/Computer Science category for her poster that illustrated her research project “The Effect of Color Space on Wavelet Image Compression.” Her faculty advisor is Dr. Roger Zarnowski, head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. More than 120 posters by Honors students throughout the U.S. were submitted for the contest, with the winners chosen by a panel of Honors Program directors and deans.

Formed in 1956, the NCHC is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges; Honors directors and deans; and Honors faculty, staff and students. The NCHC provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing and expanding Honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research. It is headquartered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.