Texas Eta Texas A & M University Chapter Report

Advisor: Prof Phil Yasskin


President: Jeffrey Nolan
Vice President: Josh Meier
Secretary: Devin Light
AWM Chair: Cayleigh Hammit

Chapter URL: Texas Eta

Number of New Members Inducted: 46

Number of Continuing Members: 56

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

One of the interesting meetings had students from the undergraduate Mathematical Modeling class presenting their semester research projects. The projects included topics such as developing a model to quantify the effects of probiotics on the abundance of autochthonous intestinal bacteria, modeling and analysis of Coccidioidomycosis in the Endemic Regions of Texas, and modeling the optimal area of cooling zones following a marathon. Another interesting meeting was a presentation by Dr. Frank Sottile, titled “The Shape of Space.”

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. Three are attending. One will compete in the problem solving contest and the other two will be presenting reports.

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?