Michigan Mu Ferris State University Chapter Report

Chapter: Michigan Mu
Institution:Ferris State University
Report Year: 2012-2013 Chapter Report
Advisor:Kent Sun
Advisor’s email address:kentsun@ferris.edu
PFC’s email address:
Officers: Marilyn Markel (President) Megan Kuk (Vice-President) Nathan Dykstra (Treasurer) Tyler George (Secretary) Steven Crow (Community Service)
Chapter URL:
Number of New Members: 8 Founding members
Number of Continuing Members:
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter mathematical activities this year:
The students gave presentations and made posters on Fibonacci, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos, the solution of the Cubic Equation, and sabermetrics PME and the math club united to celebrate Pi day, make t-shirts, volunteer tutor, and help clean up Big Rapids.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2013 PME national meeting at MathFest in Hartford, Connecticut?
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.
Caitlin Carmody finished her college basketball career and will be working for Auto Owners in Lansing. Megan Kuk and Steven Crow will be going to Western Michigan for master degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Nathan Dykstra will transition from an internship to a permanent position with Auto Owners. Marilyn Markel will be graduating with a double major in actuarial science and finance and a minor in communications. Brooke Hanson will be graduating at the end of the summer. Jaime Mullen will be returning next year as President of Michigan Mu. Tyler George will be returning next year as Vice President of Michigan Mu. He will be doing a REU this summer.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.