Ohio Lambda John Carroll University Chapter Report

Advisor: Tom Short


President: Roy Bower
Vice President: Michael Joseph
Secretary: Louis Paumier
Treasurer: Kaylee Sutton

Number of New Members Inducted: 8

Number of Continuing Members: 12

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

We celebrated National Pi Day (3/14) on March 14, with a large group of students and faculty coming together for some mathematical fun. With computer-generated background music provided by rendering the first 5,000 or so digits of Pi as musical notes, the 41 people in attendance each signed their names to a paper band representing one of the first 41 decimal digits of Pi. The bands were then made into links of a “Pi-chain,” to which additional links will be added in future years. There was a Pi trivia contest, Pi-related web videos and, of course, lots of pie to eat! Two Ohio Lambda Chapter members presented talks at the meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Youngstown State University on March 25 and 26. Sophomore Brian Harrison II presented the results of his research in his talk “From Primes to Polygons,” and junior Bob Short presented his research in number theory in his talk “Generalizing the Collatz Conjecture.”

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?

Mike Joseph will begin working on a doctorate in Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. Roy Bower will be entering the Masters Program in Applied Statistics at Villanova University. Kaylee Sutton will work toward her Master of Science in Mathematics at John Carroll University.