Alaska Alpha Chapter Report

Institution: University of Alaska Southeast

Reporting Year: 2016-2017

Advisor: Andrzej Piotrowski

Advisor's Email Address:

Has There Been a Change in Chapter Advisor During the Past Year?: Yes, Chris Hay-Jahans

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Christopher Hay-Jahans

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address:

Officers: President: Evan Carnahan

Chapter Website:

Number of New Members: 0

Number of Continuing Members: 3

Activities: External speakers at UAS Math Club meetings for this this year were: Jeff Guyon, a Research Geneticist from the Auke Bay Laboratories at NOAA, gave a talk on "Mathematical Questions from Genetics;" and David D'Amore, a soil scientist from the Pacific Northwest Research Station (down the trail from UAS), gave a talk on the "Mathematical Basis for Soil Science," discussing mathematical/statistical ideas that appear in his research. Our internal speaker was: Andrzej Piotrowski who gave a talk on an "Intuitive Introduction to the Riemann Zeta Function and Some of its Mysteries."

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? No.

Do you have any news about current students or recent graduations? For example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences, etc.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.