Ohio Xi

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Maryland Delta

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VA Iato

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New York Pi

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New Chapter! University of Pudget Sound

Chapter 387 – Washington Eta – Installed May 6, 2015

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New Chapter! California University of Pennsylvania

Chapter 385 – Pennsylvania Alpha Epsilon- Installed April 22, 2015

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New Chapter! University of Redlands

Chapter 386 – California Chi – Installed April 17, 2015

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New Chapter! University of Idaho

Chapter 384 – Idaho Alpha – Installed April 21, 2015

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Oregon Epsilon

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2015 National PME Conference Talk Submissions are due by June 5

PME is now accepting submissions for 15 minute talks for the PME Student Paper Sessions at MathFest in Washington DC, August 5 – 8, 2015. Generous travel support is available to all PME student speakers. Details on submitting a talk, registering for MathFest, and applying for funding can be found under the PME Conferences drop down menu. The deadline for talk submissions is June 5, 2015.

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New Chapter! Newberry College

Chapter 383 – South Carolina Theta – Installed March 25, 2015

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Applications for 2015-2016 Good Lectureships now being accepted

Good lectureships provide up to $500 in travel expenses for a member of the PME Council to visit your chapter, give a mathematical talk, and met with students and faculty to share ideas for enhancing your chapter’s programs. The application process is simple and most applications are funded. To apply fill out the online form found on the PME Grants page.

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Illinois Zeta Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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New Chapter! Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Chapter 382 – New Jersey Omicron – Installed January 29, 2015

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The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal joins JSTOR!

The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal will soon be available on JSTOR. Many thanks to Pi Mu Epsilon Journal editor Brigitte Servatius for all her hard working in making the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal searchable and indexed for all to enjoy.

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Ohio Iota at Denison University wins Centennial Celebrations Contest!

The Ohio Iota chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Denison University celebrated the centennial by creating a lavender and gold paper chain of Mobius bands. The first charter and roll book (featuring two professors emeriti!) are proudly featured in the display case.

The PME Council thanks all the chapters that sent entries. The other entries can be seen below.

 

PME cake from the NY Alpha Tau chapter initiation ceremony on June 5, 2014 at Union College.

PME cake from the NY Alpha Tau chapter initiation ceremony on June 5, 2014 at Union College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Nu Chapter of PME at Sonoma State University

California Nu Chapter of PME at Sonoma State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pennsylvania Eta (Franklin & Marshall College) Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon poses with PME's colors, lavender and gold(en spiral)!

The Pennsylvania Eta (Franklin & Marshall College) Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon poses with PME’s colors, lavender and gold(en spiral)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In celebration of the Society’s 2014 Centennial Mercy College held a Math Fest on November 5, 2014.  Dr. Len Brin of Southern Connecticut State University gave a talk, "Fractals: An Infinite Journey in Finite Time". The Alpha Gamma chapter of PME then built a three dimensional fractal under the guidance of Dr. Brin.

In celebration of the Society’s 2014 Centennial Mercy College held a Math Fest on November 5, 2014. Dr. Len Brin of Southern Connecticut State University gave a talk, “Fractals: An Infinite Journey in Finite Time”. The Alpha Gamma chapter of PME then built a three dimensional fractal under the guidance of Dr. Brin.

 

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Virginia Gamma

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New Chapter! Lebanon Valley College

Chapter 374 – Pennsylvania Alpha Delta – Installed April 12, 2014.

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Record attendance at Centennial Meeting!

Over 80 students attended the PME Centennial Celebration at Mathfest 2014 in Portland, Oregon. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)

2014 National Meeting Information

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Professor George Yates Receives J. Douglas Faires Advisor Award

Professor George Yates, advisor of the Ohio Xi Chapter of PME at Youngstown State University, was awarded the 2014 J. Douglas Faires Triennial Advisor Award at the PME Centennial Banquet. Professor Barbara Faires, wife of the late J. Douglas Faires, is pictured with Professor Yates. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)

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Past President David Sutherland presented C.C. MacDufee Award for Distinguished Service

Past President David Sutherland was presented the C.C. MacDufee Award for Distinguished Service to Pi Mu Epsilon at the Centennial Celebration Meeting in Portland, OR on August 8, 2014. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)

 

Pi Mu Epsilon occasionally bestows a special award to people who have made significant contributions to the Society and its student members. The C. C. MacDuffee Award for Distinguished Service was first given in 1965. The first recipient was J. Sutherland Frame and there have been only fourteen others. The MacDuffee award is not given annually, but (in the words of the 1965 PME Council) “often enough to be recognized and seldom enough to be meaningful.”

David Sutherland was inducted into the Arkansas Beta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon as a student at Hendrix College on May 9, 1979. In 2014 he finished his term as Past President of PME after 15 years of exceptional service on the PME Council.

When David first joined the PME Council he took on the job of Webmaster. He greatly expanded and enhanced the website. He worked for years to digitize the back issues of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal into a searchable database. David was always willing to travel for PME on a moment’s notice and made 23 official PME visits to Chapters in 14 states, from Florida to North Dakota.

As the PME Centennial approached David became the PME historian. He made arrangements with the Mathematics Archives to accept PME memorabilia in their collections. He went through numerous boxes of documents, digitizing many and curating those he selected for the archives. He created exhibits of historical documents to display at the 2014 JMM and MathFest and wrote an article for MAA Focus on the PME Centennial.

David worked with numerous Hendrix College students on research projects, brought many students to speak at the PME meeting at Mathfest, and his students published several articles in the PME Journal.

But it was his gentle leadership after the sudden death of beloved PME Secretary/Treasurer Leo Schneider in 2010 that was his greatest inspiration to all PME members, and the Council in particular. It was a very difficult loss for the Society, and David got us through it with extraordinary grace and kindness.

 

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New Chapter ! Indiana University at South Bend

Chapter 377 – Indiana Eta – Installed April 25, 2014

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Oregon Gamma

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Pennsylvania Phi

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Tennessee Zeta

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Texas Tau

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New York Alpha Xi

Posted in 2013-2014, Chapter Reports

Texas Eta

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Nebraska Alpha

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Washington Epsilon

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Pennsylvania Alpha Beta

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Massachusetts Theta

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Minnesota Kappa

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New York Alpha Pi

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Wisconsin Alpha

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Ohio Eta

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Minnesota Delta

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Pennsylvania Eta

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Ohio Sigma

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Missouri Gamma

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New York Alpha Upsilon

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Nebraska Beta

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PME Announces 2013 Richard V. Andree Awards

The Richard V. Andree Awards are given annually to the authors of the papers, written by undergraduate students, that have been judged by the officers and councilors of Pi Mu Epsilon to be the best that have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year.

Until his death in 1987, Richard V. Andree was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. He had served Pi Mu Epsilon for many years and in a variety of capacities: as President, as Secretary-Treasurer, and as Editor of this Journal.

 

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Oregon Delta

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California Kappa

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New Jersey Nu

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South Dakota Delta

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Oregon Beta

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New York Pi

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California Nu

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“Louisiana Beta”

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New York Alpha Theta

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New York Alpha Tau

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Illinois Nu

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Alaska Alpha

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South Carolina Zeta

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North Carolina Nu

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First Alaska Chapter Installed!

The Alaska Alpha Chapter was installed at the University of Alaska Southeast on April 17, 2014

AlaskaAlpha

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MS Gamma Reactivated!

The MS Gamma Chapter at Jackson State University has been reactivated.

Reactivation MS Gamma

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Michigan Mu

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Alabama Eta

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Georgia Epsilon

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Oklahoma Delta

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Oregon Zeta

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Sign Up for Mathfest!

It’s time to submit your PME talk and register for Mathfest. Directions can be found under the PME Conferences tab above.

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Maryland Delta

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Ohio Epsilon at Kent State University wins Centennial Contest #2: Oldest Charter

The Ohio Epsilon chapter at Kent State University sent in a photo of their charter from 1956. They narrowly beat Florida State University whose chapter was also installed in 1956 a few months later. Thanks to all chapters that sent entries. If you have an old charter please send a photo to Eve Torrence and she will post it on the website.

Florida Beta at Florida State University, installed September 18, 1956.

Florida Beta at Florida State University, installed September 18, 1956.

CA Kappa at Loyola Marymount University, installed April 29, 1975.

CA Kappa at Loyola Marymount University, installed April 29, 1975.

 

Michigan Epsilon at Western Michigan University, installed November 17, 1988.

Michigan Epsilon at Western Michigan University, installed November 17, 1988.

 

 

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NY Beta at Hunter College Wins Centennial Celebration Contest #1: Oldest Roll Book Entry

The NY Beta chapter at Hunter College sent us a picture of its roll book from the initiation of the charter members in 1925. Thanks to all chapters that sent entries. All the entries are shown on this page.

 

NY Beta at Hunter College - 1925, page 1

NY Beta at Hunter College – 1925, page 1

 

NY Beta at Hunter College - 1925, page 2

NY Beta at Hunter College – 1925, page 2

IA Alpha at Iowa State University - 1930

IA Alpha at Iowa State University – 1930

 

NY Epsilon St. Lawrence College - 1935

NY Epsilon St. Lawrence College – 1935

 

TX Alpha at Texas Christian University - 1959, page 1

TX Alpha at Texas Christian University – 1959, page 1

 

TX Alpha at Texas Christian University - 1959, page 2

TX Alpha at Texas Christian University – 1959, page 2

 

LA Beta at Southern University and A&M College - 1960

LA Beta at Southern University and A&M College – 1960

 

PA Eta at Franklin and Marshall College - 1963

PA Eta at Franklin and Marshall College – 1963

 

MA Alpha at Wooster Polytechnic University - 1966

MA Alpha at Wooster Polytechnic University – 1966

 

PA Lambda at Clarion University - 1971, page 1

PA Lambda at Clarion University – 1971, page 1

PA Lambda at Clarion University - 1971, page 2

PA Lambda at Clarion University – 1971, page 2

 

CA Kappa at Loyola Marymount  University - 1975

CA Kappa at Loyola Marymount University – 1975

MI Epsilon at Western Michigan University - 1989

MI Epsilon at Western Michigan University – 1989

 

MD Delata at Hood College - 1990

MD Delata at Hood College – 1990

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New Chapter! Utica College

Chapter 378 – New York Alpha Upsilon – Installed March 7, 2014

 

 

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PME Elects New Council

Thanks to all the candidates and their willingness to serve PME. The PME Council that will serve from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017 is

President: Angela Spalsbury, Ohio Xi at Youngstown State University
President-Elect: Paul Fishback, Michigan Iota at Grand Valley State University
Past-President: Eve Torrence, Virginia Iota at Randolph-Macon College
Secretary-Treasurer: Stephanie Edwards, Michigan Delta at Hope College
Journal Editor: Brigitte Servatius, Massachusetts Alpha at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Councilors:
Chad Awtrey, North Carolina Nu at Elon University
Jennifer Beineke, Massachusetts Kappa at Western New England University
Darci Kracht, Ohio Epsilon at Kent State University
Ben Ntatin, Tennessee Epsilon at Austin Peay State University
 
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PME Advisors Award – Call for Nominations

The executive council is now accepting nominations for the Triennial Advisor Award, and is particularly interested in receiving submissions from the society’s student members.

A few years ago, Pi Mu Epsilon established an award intended to recognize a local chapter advisor for his or her contributions to the society. Named in honor of its benefactor, the late Professor J. Douglas Faires, the Triennial Advisor Award will next be presented at this summer’s annual Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, held in conjunction with MathFest, the summer’s meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, in Portland, Oregon from August 6-9, 2014. In addition to being recognized at the Pi Mu Epsilon banquet, the award recipient will receive a plaque and a $500 prize.

Please note that sitting members of the Pi Mu Epsilon council (the Past-President, President, President-Elect, Journal Editor, and four Councilors), are ineligible to receive the award.

If you wish to nominate your current or past advisor, please send Pi Mu Epsilon President, Eve Torrence (etorrenc@rmc.edu) an email by June 1, 2014 that includes the following information:

1. The nominee’s name, institution, and chapter letter. (See the PME webpage if you don’t know the chapter letter.)
2. A brief description of the advisor’s role in promoting undergraduate mathematics scholarship. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Ensuring the local chapter meets on a regular basis.
b. Assisting with planning activities, such as social events, inviting outside speakers, etc.
c. Mentoring students as research project advisors.
d. Encouraging students to participate in other scholarly activities, such as attending conferences and/or giving presentations.
e. Serving as an academic advisor in terms of helping students make decisions regarding professional goals, attending graduate school, etc.

Ideally, the award should recognize an advisor who has contributed in several of the above ways and who has made a lasting impression upon his or her students, one that will be remembered for years to come.

Please consider nominating a deserving faculty advisor for this award.

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New Chapter! Merrimack College

Chapter 375 – Massachusetts Lambda – Installed on  October 9, 2013.

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New Chapter! Salve Regina University

Chapter 373 – Rhode Island Delta – Installed on November 8, 2013.

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PME Launches New Website

A new century needs a new look. So we’ve updated our website for our centennial year. We hope you enjoy the new site and visit frequently for the latest news!

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Pi Mu Epsilon

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Key Pin

The Pi Mu Epsilon key pin can be worn as a pin or a necklace.

Price: $20.00
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Embroidered Polo Shirt

High Quality 100% cotton polo shirts with the Pi Mu Epsilon seal embroidered on the left chest. Comes in both men’s and women’s styles.

CU-Polo

Price: $35.00
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2014 PME National Meeting at MAA MathFest

The PME National Meeting will be held August 6 – 9, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

Highlights:

  • We will celebrate the centennial of PME. PME was founded at Syracuse University in 1914
  • Our centennial Frame lecturer will be Keith Devlin.
  • The MAA Student Lecture will be given by Jack Graver of Syracuse University. He will discuss the history of PME.
  • MAA-PME Student Reception.
  • PME Student Presentations.
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PME Journal

One of the ways that Pi Mu Epsilon promotes scholarship in mathematics is through the publishing of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal.
The sole purpose of this Journal is to present papers and mathematical problems by and for its members.

Subscription:

You can select a 2-year domestic subscription, 5-year domestic subscription, or a 2-year international subscription.

Price: $20.00

Individual Back Issues:

You will be prompted to enter the Issue Number at Checkout.

Price: $5.00

Whole Volumes (5 years, 10 issues):

You will be prompted to enter the year range at Checkout.

Price: $50.00

 

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New Chapter! St. Olaf College

Chapter 369 – Minnesota Kappa – Installed May 13, 2013

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New Chapter! Augustana College

Chapter 371 – South Dakota Delta – Installed May 8, 2013

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Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery: Mathematics Awareness Month – April 2014

The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2014, is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. For more information visit the Mathematics Awareness Month Website

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Wisconsin ZetaUniversity of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

 
 

2007 Wisconsin Section of the MAA

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Cindy McCabe

President: Alexander Richter

Vice President: Lisa Schmidt

Secretary/Treasurer: Cynthia McCabe

Number of New Members Inducted:

8

Number of Continuing Members:

16

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

(1) Attending the St. Norbert Chapter’s Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Undergraduate Math Conference in November (DePere, WI)

(2) Attending the meeting of the Wisconsin Section of the MAA in April (Eau Claire, WI)

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Our president and founder, Alex Richter, will be attending graduate school in Indiana and received a Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship.

Together, Alex Richter and Lisa Schmidt gave a talk on their work with “UWSP’s Center for Athletic Scheduling” on April 28th, 2007.

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Wisconsin EpsilonCarthage College

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Erlan Wheeler

President: Sara Jensen

Vice-President: Anna Lauren

Number of New Members Inducted:

10

Number of Continuing Members:

11

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

Our annual banquet is the highlight of our year. In the fall we take a trip to the St. Norbert PME conference in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

We intend to send at least one student.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Justin Schroeder has been accepted at Vanderbilt for their Ph.D. program. Sara Jensen will attend a summer 2007 REU program in Akron, Ohio.

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Wisconsin Delta St. Norbert College

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Erlan Wheeler

President: Sara Jensen

Vice-President: Anna Lauren

Number of New Members Inducted:

8

Number of Continuing Members:

16

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

Our chapter hosted a regional undergraduate math conference with featured speaker Woody Dudley. We also organized a math competition for area high school students.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

We intend to send three students

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Andrew Winters was awarded an NCAA post-graduate fellowship.

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West Virginia AlphaWest Virginia University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Fred Butler

President: Justin Reinike

Vice-President: Jonathan Mathieu

Secretary-Treasurer: Melissa Key

Number of New Members Inducted:

7

Number of Continuing Members:

0

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) As we just reactivated our chapter last semester, we haven’t had any activites yet.

2)We are planning a quiz bowl tournament, complete with pizza and cash prizes, for the fall 2007 semester. We hope this will attract interest in the society, in addition to being fun!

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Pi Mu Epsilon Vice President Jonathan Mathieu will be attending University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

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Virginia ZetaUniversity of Mary Washington

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Suzanne Sumner

Presidents: William Ella, Sarah Marshall and Juliette Zerick

Vice-President: Allen Brunson

Secretary: Elizabeth Liskom

Treasurer: Gustavo Ramallo

Number of New Members Inducted:

9

Number of Continuing Members:

10

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

Our main activities have been bake sales to raise funds for small scholarships that we award to our new members.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

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Virginia MuChristopher Newport University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Ron Persky

President/Vice President: Walter Pierce

Secretary/Treasurer: Samuel Hurst

Number of New Members Inducted:

16

Number of Continuing Members:

0

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

Our chapter was installed by Professor David Sutherland on April 12,2007. There were five faculty members and eleven students who are charter members.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

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Virginia LambdaCollege of William and Mary

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Nicholas Loehr

President: Liz Wilson

Vice-President: Kassie Archer

Secretary: Sean Clark

Treasurer: Alex Mucha

Number of New Members Inducted:

20

Number of Continuing Members:

0

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) induction ceremony for charter members

2)installation of the chapter (with a talk by Prof. Eve Torrence)

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

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Virginia IotaRandolf-Macon College

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Eve Torrence

President: Amy Winslow

Number of New Members Inducted:

7

Number of Continuing Members:

7

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) Math Forum: students presented information on the math major and minor and information on careers, graduate school, conferences, websites, etc.. to prospective majors. They made an excellent power point presentation that we will use in the future.

2)Mark McClure of UNC Asheville was our initiation ceremony speaker, he presented a talk titled “Fractal Google Maps”

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

Yes, Amy Winslow.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Liza Lawson presented her research at the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women and at the James Madison U. undergraduate conference.She will join Teach for America after graduation. Christina Lee will attend graduate school at George Wahington U. Kenny Stauffer did an REU at Clemsonlast summer. He will attend graduate school at Johns Hopkins or Carnegie Mellon next year.

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Virginia EpsilonLongwood University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor David Shoenthal

President: Elizabeth Creath

Vice-President: Zack Johnson

Secretary/Treasurer/Historian:Lori Reeves

Number of New Members Inducted:

6

Number of Continuing Members:

4

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) The Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month has become so well-known across campus (and especially with faculty and staff) that we had a faculty member spoof our Problem of the Month by creating one of his own–in French.

2) We also began a service project this year: tutoring on the weekend before finals. Pi Mu Epsilon members contributed their time in the (typically dashed) hope of donations to the organization. The event lasted 6 – 7 hours each semester, with members ready and able to answer questions relating to (almost) all mathematics courses offered in a given semester.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

Ashley Swandby plans to attend MathFest. She is unsure at this time whether she will be presenting her research or not.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Ashley Swandby and Zack Johnson competed in the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the Maryland-DC-Virginia MAA Sectional meeting this Spring. Zack won first place for his poster on introductory game theory and the game of Nim.Ashley Swandby will be attending an REU this summer and this fall will attend the MASS program at Penn State.

Do you have a report for a PME grant?:

We had continued success with the awards grant. The Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month seems to be more of a fixture on campus now. Our first place prize went to Ashley Swandby (Mathematics major and Pi Mu Epsilon member); the second place prize went to Tim Buckler (Economics major).

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Vermont AlphaSaint Michael’s College

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Zsuzsanna Kadas

Co-Presidents: Sarah Hamilton and Laura Beaudin

Number of New Members Inducted:

8

Number of Continuing Members:

6

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year: 1)The celebration of Math Awareness Month with the theme of Mathematics and the Brain included of a talk by Professor David Boynton of our own Psychology Department on the topic: Neural Networks for Cognition: How to Think Like a Connectionist.

2)An enthusiastic group of about 30 students were surprised to learn of the applications of Linear Algebra to research in Psychology. The talk was followed by a pizza supper for all attendees.

3)The Induction Ceremony held on October 30, 2006 began with a public lecture: Modeling Forest Fires with Percolation Theory by Peter Otto, Ph.D.; Willamette University; This was followed by the ceremony and a dinner to which parents of inductees were invited.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Laura Beaudin and Sarah Hamilton received the Outstanding Math Major award at graduation; David Miller was Pi Mu Epsilon flag bearer at Baccalaureate.

Six PME members were among 13 Saint Michael䴜s students to present papers at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at Siena College in Loudonville, NY on Saturday, April 21st: Andrea Austin, Laura Beaudin, Katie Crawford, Sarah Hamilton, David Miller, Lauren Remmes.Story is at website: http://www.smcvt.edu/admission/news/news_story.asp?iNewsID=922&strBack=%2Fne ws%2FDefault%2Easp Andrea Austin will attend an REU at Miami U. of Ohio (Summer 2007)

Graduate Schools: Sarah Hamilton Colorado State; Laura Beaudin Univ. Of Massachusetts at Amherst

Jessica Scheld received her M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Vermont

Several students work on collaborative research projects in applied graph theory with Professors Jo Ellis-Monaghan and Greta Pangborn, with funding from the Vermont Genetics Network, Cadence Design Systems, and NASA-VT Space

Grant Consortium: Laura Beaudin, Sarah Hamilton, David Miller, Andrea Austin and Jessica Scheld

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Texas ZetaAngelo State University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Cathy Talley

President: Courtney Manning

Vice-President: Michelle Ellenburg

Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Williams

Number of New Members Inducted:

7

Number of Continuing Members:

2

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) PME and our student chapter of MAA sponsored the Slowpitch Seminars which featured talks by students and faculty throughout the year. Among the highlights, we watched the famous pi vs. e debate and celebrated Pi Day with the pre-service math teachers club.

2)Our first annual Mobius Strip Festival was held, as well.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Kristen Truett was the Presidential Award winner. This is ASU’s highest honor for graduating seniors. Jared Kinyon will be attending Florida State to pursue graduate work in Physics.

Posted in 2006-2007, Chapter Reports

Texas ThetaUniversity of Houston

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Gordon G. Johnson

President: R. Mendez

Vice-President: D. Johnson

Number of New Members Inducted:

2

Number of Continuing Members:

10

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

No.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

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Texas EtaTexas A & M University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Philip B. Yasskin

President: Dana Bergstresser

Vice-President: Justin Wilson

Treasurer: Ben Wells

Webmaster: Dakota Blair

Number of New Members Inducted:

22

Number of Continuing Members:

N/A

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

Our chapter advisor, Dr. Philip Yasskin, gave a very interesting and interactive talk on platonic solids. Not only did we learn about Euler numbers, but we also got to build platonic solids using interlocking plastic blocks.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

Cara Montgomery, Lisa Cangelose, Jason Pfister, Andrew Matteson, Hannah Saugier, and Bret Lockhart.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Dana Bergstresser Statistics at Texas A&M University.

Justin Wilson Physics at University of Maryland

Ben Wells Statistics at North Carolina State University

Andrew Matteson Goldwater Scholarship recipient, Spring 2007

Justin Wilson Astronaut Scholarship recipient, Fall 2006

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Tennessee EpsilonAustin Peay State University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor David Cochener

Number of New Members Inducted:

12

Number of Continuing Members:

Not Sure.

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

No.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

Carrie Ann Liddell was accepted in the Masters in Industrial Statistics program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including a graduate assistantship. Amy Dexter was accepted to an REU at the University of Arizona during the summer of 2007.

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Tennessee DeltaUniversity of Tennessee at Knoxville

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor S.B. Mulay

President: Denzler

Number of New Members Inducted:

12

Number of Continuing Members:

0

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

No.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

Posted in 2006-2007, Chapter Reports

South Dakota AlphaUniversity of South Dakota

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Violeta Vasilevska

President: Zachary R. Parsons

Vice-President: Elijah J. Stines

Secretary-Treasurer: Kelly R. Brennan

Number of New Members Inducted:

9

Number of Continuing Members:

No.

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

No.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

No.

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South Carolina EpsilonCoastal Carolina University

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Jennifer Wightman

President: Amanda Bettinger

Vice-President: Kamala Diefenthaler

Secretary/Treasurer: Anthony Franklin

Number of New Members Inducted:

15

Number of Continuing Members:

13

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) Students of Pi Mu Epsilon made a presentation titled “Revolutions in Mathematical History: From Zero to Infinity” at an on-campus conference. Student presenters were Amanda Bettinger, Anthony Franklin, and Thomas Whitt. Topics covered in the presentation were the history of the number 0, irrational numbers including the square root of 2 and the Golden Ratio, and complex numbers including their use in generating fractals.

2)Pi Mu Epsilon hosted two Math Jeopardy events on campus. Students came, played Jeopardy, and had refreshments.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

1) Jayson Burak graduated in August 2006. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.2) Kamala Hunt Diefenthaler graduated in December 2006. She will be attending graduate school at the University of South Carolina.3) Thomas R. Whitt is graduating in May 2007. He will be attending graduate school at Auburn University.4) Anthony Franklin is graduating in May 2007. He will be attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.

Posted in 2006-2007, Chapter Reports

South Carolina AlphaUniversity of South Carolina

 
 

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Matthew Boylan

President: Tyler Ray

Vice-President: Joe Montoya

Secretary: Trinette Mullineaux

Treasurer: Jennifer Guest

Number of New Members Inducted:

18

Number of Continuing Members:

19

Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) Integration Bee: teams of 5/6 students each competed to answer a battery of about 20 integrals of varying difficulty.

2) National Lecture visit of Past-President Robert Smith of University of Miami.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California?

Not at this time, but we still may. If we don’t this year, we will try next year.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences. :

NA

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