Illinois Alpha University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter Report


Chapter: Illinois Alpha
Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Report Year: 2011-2012 Chapter Report
Advisor:Bruce Reznick
Advisor’s email
PFC: Alison Champion
PFC’s email
Officers: President: Yifei Wu Vice-President: Kevin Yau Secretary: Errol Kutan Treasurer: Xiaolin Lin Webmaster: Julie Serwy (Fall 2011), Wei Cheng (Spring 2012)
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Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter mathematical activities this year:

We had an exciting and successful semester in Fall 2011 that featured two interesting activities: 1. Graduate school panel. We invited graduate students and the director of graduate studies to share their experiences and tips on the graduate application process. 2. Broomball vs MATRIX math club. It was a nice break from the usual scholarly activities and the game linked the two math organizations at UIUC and their members closer.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2012 PME national meeting at MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin?
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.
One student member got accepted to Stanford University. Others continued to graduate studies, teach math at high schools and do internships at companies, etc.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.