Institution: Hood College
Reporting Year: 2014-2015
Advisor: Betty Mayfield
Advisor's Email Address: email@example.com
Has There Been a Change in Chapter Advisor During the Past Year?:
Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Ann Stewart
Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officers: For the 2014-15 academic year: President: Megan Rodriguez Vice President: Alison Schuetz Secretary: Sienna Bronson Historian: Jillian Kasner
Chapter Website: http://
Number of New Members: 14
Number of Continuing Members: 2
Activities: Our own Prof. James Parson gave this year's PME Lecture, on "One, Few, Many." Students, faculty, and administrators attended and enjoyed it. We inducted the mathematics skills coordinator from our academic services office this year. She was just thrilled and said it was the "high point of her year."
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Yes! Finally! I believe that Megan Rodriguez is giving a talk. Another member, Alison Schuetz, may be attending and giving a talk in an MAA student session.
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.
Catherine Traini and Jillian Kasner are SURF Fellows at NIST this summer. Lew Dean is participating in the REU in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Colorado. Tarang Hirani has accepted a job at Booz Allen Hamilton. Megan Rodriguez was hired as a software engineer by a government contractor; she reports, "They are excited to use not only my programming skills, but my knowledge of mathematics and algorithms as well!"
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
We used our Prize Grant to help purchase books for our annual Pi Mu Epsilon Book Prize, awarded at the College Prizes and Awards Ceremony. This year we gave books about the life and work of Leonhard Euler to four outstanding students.