Massachusetts Theta Chapter Report

Institution: Simmons College

Reporting Year: 2015-2016

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: 7

Number of Continuing Members: 4

Activities: We held our second annual program of Pi Mu Epsilon student presentations, Promoting Scholarship and Mathematics. This year's presentations focused on the role of mathematics in insurance and finance. Speakers were Alyssa DiLisio and Vivian Wu. The program took place on December 15, 2015, a week after the fall induction. In Spring, 2016, we hosted the second annual Pi Mu Epsilon invited lecture. The speaker was Pi Mu Epsilon member Meghan Corbett. Her presentation, "A Mathematical Analysis of Fingerprint Algorithmic Methods", was delivered on April 7, 2016.

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.