Student Poster is a Rising Star Winner

Sergio Da Silva with his award winning poster

Undergraduate student Sergio DaSilva’s poster entitled “Oda’s Strong Factorization Conjecture and its Implications in Toric Geometry” has won the “Most Outstanding Poster” prize at this years Rising Stars Conference.  The poster was featured in the computational science section which covers areas such as math and computer science.  The poster was marked by four judges on aspects of the poster itself, the student’s presentation and the research covered.

Sergio’s subject area is algebraic geometry and deals more specifically with birational geometry. His poster was based on work that he did last summer at UBC with Dr.Kalle Karu through an NSERC USRA. The original results will be published in the Tohoku Mathematical Journal.

When asked about what he thought about the conference in general Sergio had the following to say: “I thought RSR 2010 was a great experience, and I would highly recommend it to students who are thinking about applying in the future. Posters are not a conventional means for math presentations, and it was challenging and new to explain my research to people from other fields. Professors often travel to other locations to discuss their research, and this competition provides a similar platform for undergraduates to present their work.”

More information on the Rising Stars Competition can be found here:

Congratulations go to Sergio!