Kentucky Eta Centre College Chapter Report

Advisor: Alex M. McAllister

PFC: Alex M. McAllister


President: Guoke Yang

Number of New Members Inducted: 7

Number of Continuing Members: 7

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

This year our group just inducted new members and presented them to the community at the annual campus-wide Honors Convocation. The members of Pi Mu Epsilon are also very active in the student mathematics club. This year the student math group beat the Chemistry Department in the 12th annual croquet tournament and lost to the Government Department in the first annual cornhole/beanbag-toss tournatment (but just by a single throw!).

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?

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

Two years ago, Angela Spalsbury visited Centre through the PME Good Lectureship Program. Based on her encouragament, Lesley Wiglesworth took the lead in applying for sponsorship for a Fall 2011 undergraduate research conference. The First Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium will take place at Centre College on September 17th. More info here.