Two IIT Applied Math Undergraduates Win 2012 Undergraduate Research Day Awards


Eda Gjergo and Barrett Leslie, undergraduate students in IIT's applied mathematics program, won second and third place at the 2012 Undergraduate Research Day Awards. Gjergo won second place for "Optimization of Type Ia Supernovae Selection, Photometric Typing, and Cosmology Constraints." Leslie won third place for "Comprehending the Menger Sponge."

The winners will receive $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. This year, four honorary prizes were added to recognize undergraduate students doing outstanding research in the areas of the four IIT Engineering Themes: Water, Health, Energy and Security.