Massachusetts Theta Chapter Report

Institution: Simmons College

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: Donna Beers

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: 


Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 8

Number of Continuing Members: 5

Activities: (1) Initiated an annual fall PME program of student talks, Promoting Scholarship and Mathematics, held on December 10, 2014. There were 4 presentations by PME members, including: * A Case Study using Facebook to Observe the Success of Continuous Advertising on Product Popularity * Network Disruptions: A Mathematical Analysis (2) Participation in the annual Undergraduate Symposium at Simmons College, April 29, 2015. There were 5 presentations by PME members, including: * Unintentional Medication Discrepancies in Children with Chronic Disease during Intensive and Intermediate Care * How to apply Metadata and Graph Theory to Network Analysis to Find Superspreaders

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? 

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.
Taylor Mahoney (Class of 2015) has been accepted to the PhD program in Biostatistics at Boston University. Rhea Roy (Class of 2015) has been accepted to the Master's degree program in Statistics at Boston University Iman Saeed (Class of 2015) has been accepted to the Master's degree program in Biostatistics at Brown University.

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