New York Omicron Clarkson University Chapter Report

Advisor: Aaron Luttman


President: Joshua Lamontagne
Vice President: Kristopher Lee
Secretary: Steven Foti
Treasurer: Amber Clinton

Number of New Members Inducted: 36

Number of Continuing Members: Unknown

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

Our chapter co-sponsored, with funding from the PME national organization, the 3rd Annual Saint Lawrence Valley Mathematics Symposium, an undergraduate research conference in the mathematical sciences that is hosted here at Clarkson University. We also co-sponsored a visit by Dr. Timothy Chartier of Davidson College, who presented on “The Force of Math in Star Wars.”

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?

Our outgoing Math Club President and former PME chapter treasurer, Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu will be attending graduate school at MIT. Our newly elected Math Club President and PME Secretary, Clarice Dziak, will be spending this summer at the National Security Agency.

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

We received a conference grant for the 3rd Annual Saint Lawrence Valley Mathematics Symposium. Fifteen colleges and universities were represented by over 100 registered participants. The keynote address, given by Dr. David Kung of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was attended by over 130 people, and there were over 30 student presentations. The PME money was specifically used to purchase prizes for a drawing at the end of the conference.