2011 - American Statistical Association

The Council of Texas Statisticians (COTS) sponsored an award at the ExxonMobil Texas
Science and Engineering Fair (EMTSEF). The fair was held in San Antonio, Texas at the
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center on April 2, 2011. The award was for “The Best
Use of Statistics in a Science Project”. A team of judges from the San Antonio Chapter
of the American Statistical Association helped select three senior high division projects
that showed excellence in the use and knowledge of statistical methods. The volunteer
judges were Keying Ye, John Schoolfield, Danny Sharon, Ken Williams, Michael
Lecocke, Pete Donahoe, David Han, and Howard Monroe.
First place and $125 were awarded to Amy Robinson, from Keystone High School in San
Antonio, for her project, “Astronomical Image Processing: Eliminating Random
Atmospheric Noise and Enhancing Low Resolution Images (Year III).” Second place and
$100 were awarded to Bhas Karan Nair, from Plano High School in Plano, for his project,
“Genome Signature and the Origin of Life.” Third place and $75 were awarded to Sai
Gourisnakar from Robert L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, for his project, “Novel
Mathematical Characterizations of the One-dimensional, Self-gravitating System.”
Congratulations to all of the winners!
The Council of Texas Statisticians would like to thank all who volunteered to judge.
Howard Monroe, the San Antonio Chapter Judging Coordinator, congratulates Amy
Robinson with $125 and the first place award at the EMTSEF award ceremony on April
3, 2011.
Above are the judges who represented the Council of Texas Statisticians at the 2011
ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. In front is, from left, Keying Ye,
Michael Lecocke, David Han, and Pete Donahoe. In back is, from left, John Schoolfield,
Ken Williams, Danny Sharon, and Howard Monroe.