Illinois Nu Chapter Report

Institution: North Central College

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: David Schmitz

Advisor's Email Address:

Has There Been a Change in Chapter Advisor During the Past Year?: No

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: 

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: 

Officers: Rebecca Heinen and Kate Zumpf - copresidents Molly Durava - vice president Dana Lacey - secretary Jack Ryan - treasurer

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 24

Number of Continuing Members: 30

Activities: We hold our Prime Time Colloquium 3 times per year. Speakers include students, faculty members, and occasional invited guests. We organized two Integration Bees for our calculus students.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? One of our members, Jack Ryan, attended and presented at Math Fest. He was supported by a PME travel grant.

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.
Jack Ryan and Kori Sye both received honorable mentions in the 2014 Barry Goldwater Scholarship program. Rebecca Heinen begins graduate school in math this fall at the University of Missouri. Kate Zumpf begins graduate school in statistics this fall. Several of our students presented research at NCUR. Five of our students attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (4 of them gave presentations). William Noland was accepted to the MASS program at Penn State for Fall 2015. Five of our students (William Noland, Rebecca Rachan, Jack Ryan, Dana Lacey, and Taylor Spino) were accepted to summer REU programs.

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