Joe ZurierResearching a complex math problem can be tedious, lonely, and exasperating. But in the case of CTYer Joseph Zurier, it also led to a giant scholarship and a week’s worth of sushi. Yay math!

Joseph, 17, of Providence, R.I., spent last fall investigating “the joint problem,” a geometric uncertainty that attempts to determine the maximum number of joints that can be created using a given number of lines. It has potential applications in computer graphics and medicine....Read more about this Awesome CTYer.