Massachusetts Eta Simmons College Chapter Report

Advisor: Donna L. Beers

PFC: David S. Browder

Number of New Members Inducted: 12 students


Number of Continuing Members: 6 students, 2 faculty


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

At our second annual December induction, the President of the College, Helen Drinan, as well as the chair of the mathematics department, David Novak, welcomed relatives and friends of the new Pi Mu Epsilon members and helped to make this year’s induction program meaningful. Also, this year we initiated an annual spring Pi Mu Epsilon lecture. Our guest speaker was alumna Estella Kanevsky (Class of 2007) who recently completed her Biostatistics at Yale University. The title of her presentation was “The Use of Observational Studies To Analyze Breast and Brain Lesions.”

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

Yes, the Chapter adviser, Donna Beers, will attend and present a paper.

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?