Xu, Tian, and Chang conducted their research during the 2011 Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) at Texas State University. Hailing from San Francisco, Austin, and Plano respectively, the three continued to work on their project after the summer. This is the fifth HSMC team to advance to the national level in the 11 years of Mathworks teams participating in the Siemens Competition. To date, 114 HSMC students have been recognized as semifinalists or above in the prestigious research competition.
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Mathworks is a center for innovative mathematics education programs at Texas State University - San Marcos with core programs of Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about the camps, and other Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/