Pennsylvania Iota Villanova University Chapter Report

Advisor: Timothy Feeman

Number of New Members Inducted: 11

Number of Continuing Members: 12

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

Our annual induction event, held on April 26, 2011, featured a fascinating talk by Dr. Tony Rothman, of Princeton University, on Japanese Temple Geometry. The talk was based on Rothman’s book SACRED MATHEMATICS: JAPANESE TEMPLE GEOMETRY, co-authored with Hidetoshi Fukagawa.

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?

Five of our students scored ten or more points each on this year’s Putnam Competition, with two students scoring over twenty points each. Our outstanding senior, Stephen Twigg, will be pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering at UC-Berkeley.