Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Mary Ann Barbato
Number of New Members Inducted:
4 students, 3 faculty
New Inductees into the Massachussetts Eta Chapter
Number of Continuing Members:
2 students, 7 alumni, 4 faculty
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
Induction ceremony of charter members in Oct. 2007 Metal 4 Math Concert in Fall 2007
Did any of your chapter members present papers at the 2008 PME national meeting at MathFest in Madison, WI?
- Shawn Case, Dynamical Systems: Sink or Source!
- Jennifer Crounse, Pascal’s Triangle in Secondary Education,
Do you have any news about current students or recent graduates, for example, scholarships or other awards, acceptances to graduate school, paper presentations at conferences?
- Shawn Case, Analyzing an Electrical Circuit with Differential Equations: An Eigenvalue Approach, HRUMC 2008, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
- Erin Farrel, poster presentation, Conference on Innovation in Undergraduate Research and Teaching, Montclair State University, NJ, June 2008. Colleen Rose, You’ve Used Graph Theory and You Didn’t Even Know It, HRUMC 2008, St. Lawrence University.
- Charlie Fisher, Using Graph Theory in Homeland Defense, HRUMC 2008, St. Lawrence University.
- Charlie Fisher, poster presentation, Conference on Innovation in Undergraduate Research and Teaching, Montclair State University, NJ, June 2008.
- Colleen Rose, You’ve Used Graph Theory and You Didn’t Even Know It, HRUMC 2008, St. Lawrence University.
7 of our 9 charter members graduated. Michael Krul and Shawn Case have gone on to graduate school at the Unversity of Rhode Island. Jennifer Crounse, Colleen Rose, and Jennifer Amero have each secured a teaching position at a local High School. Robert Allaire is working as a mathematics editing assistant at Gex. Inc. and Gregory Croxford has applied to the NSA and is well into the interview process.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship Grant, please briefly describe what took place during the councilor’s visit.
Not yet, but we have just been approved for a PME National Lectureship and Chapter Enhancement Program and will have our visitor, Brigitte Servatius (PME Journal Editor), in October 2008.