## Intel ISEF Mathematics Awards 2014

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair announced 2014 Grand Awards. I worked with three out of the top five mathematical award winners. Now I can brag that I’ve got my finger in more than half of the world’s best high-school math research.

To be clear: I wasn’t actually mentoring these projects, but I supervised two of the projects and I trained the third student for several years. So I’m proud to list the award-winning papers:

- Ritesh Ragavender got the first award for his paper
*Odd Dunkl Operators and nilHecke Algebras*. He was our PRIMES student. - Jesse Michel got the second award for his paper
*Base 1.5: Analysis of Properties and Relation to the Collatz Conjecture*. He was my AMSA student for many years, although he left AMSA before he started working on this particular research project. - Rumen Dangovski got the second award for his paper
*On the Lower Central Series of PI-algebras*. He was our RSI student.

How interesting that each of these three students is from a different part of my present career. It certainly feels that I am in all the right places.

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