Louisiana Theta Loyola University New Orleans Chapter Report

Advisor: Maria Calzada


President: Jamal Lawson
Vice President: Holly Gardner
Secretary: Leah Birch
Treasurer: Christina Martinez

Number of New Members Inducted: 6


Number of Continuing Members: Unknown


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

The Joint Mathematics Meetings were in New Orleans this year. This presented a special opportunity for our chapter. Two of our members, Jamal Lawson and Holly Gardner, presented the results of their undergraduate research at the meetings. They both did an outstanding job. Jamal’s poster presentation received the award of best undergraduate poster. Our induction ceremony was very nice this year. We had a joint ceremony with the Physics Honor Society. Dr. Darryl Steiner, a physics professor, was the main speaker at the ceremony. He emphasized what makes the study of Physics and Mathematics special.

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

Not this 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?

This year Leah Birch, a new inductee, received the Goldwater Scholarship.