California Nu Sonoma State University Chapter Report

Advisor: Professor Jean Bee Chan


President: Robin Decker

Treasurer: Michael Harris

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Number of New Members Inducted: 3

Number of Continuing Members: 7

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

1.) Our chapter was awarded the Good Lectureship Grant, at which Dr. Brigitte Servatius gave a very interesting lecture on “Hyperperfect Numbers and a Beautiful Mind”.

2.) There was a Math and Stats Festival in Spring, including a lecture by Keith Devlin on First Person Solvers: Mathematics Education in the Video Game Era”, awards ceremony for students and dinner.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2011 PME national meeting at MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky?


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?

Y Vu is working at Kenilworth Jr High in Petaluma. Luis Soto has a teaching position in Sonoma. Brian Speck is also teaching. Ethan Baldinger is in the doctoral program at UC Santa Cruz.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.

Our chapter was awarded the PME Lectureship Grant in Fall 2010. Dr. Brigitte Servatius of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mathematics Department spoke on “Hyperperfect Numbers and a Beautiful Mind”. This event was a great success, and the lecture hall was overflowing.