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November 28, 2001
Vol. 28, No. 13



A Class Act: Informal Classes marks 30th anniversary

Director of Health & Safety says to exercise caution, but keep things in perspective

UT Press offers scholarly books about Middle East

UT and LULAC develop Austin Youth Leadership Academy

Advancements in disease research, mathematical theory take honors at Siemens competition

$7.2 million grant funds medical research

Marketing professor's research blends expertise in music industry, electronic commerce

New division to enhance teaching effectiveness, learning opportunities

Four teams to compete in MOOT CORP finals

Eckhardt continues to safeguard campus history six years after his death

Norma Cantú brings expertise into classroom

$2.15 NSF grant to improve production of oil, gas

Research team discovers mechanism regulating plant growth

Engineers harness "quantum dots" for neurological research

Orange Santa program makes season brighter

Readership Survey

Anti-terrorism expert calls for increased steps to combat terrorism

Arete: Jessica J. Summers

School of Social Work gets funding for substance abuse research

A salute to military veterans, POWs, MIAs




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Advancements in disease research, new mathematical graph theory take top honors in Siemens competition

The nation's future scientists and mathematicians competed for top honors recently at the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition Southwestern States regional event at The University of Texas at Austin.

Six individuals and three teams, using visual and oral presentations, competed for college scholarships. The winners advance to the national finals, scheduled for Dec. 1-3 in Washington, D.C., where they will compete for a top prize of $100,000.

Debra Hsiung, a senior at Health Careers High School in San Antonio, was the individual winner of a $3,000 college scholarship for her advancements in cellular mechanisms of Paget’s disease.

Cynthia Chi, Charles Hallford and Rebecca Williams won the team competition for their results in graph theory. They discovered new properties of an interconnection network and will divide a $3,000 scholarship.

Chi is a senior at William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Hallford is a senior at Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton and Williams is a senior at North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas.

All regional runners-up will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their undergraduate or graduate education.

The Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology competition is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation, established in 1998 to support educational activities.

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