Michigan Lambda Chapter Report

Institution: Aquinas College

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: Dr. Michael McDaniel

Advisor's Email Address: mcdanmic@aquinas.edu

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: 

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: 

Officers: President Jessyca Fye Vice President Sean Keast Treasurer Shelby Hannibal

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 3

Number of Continuing Members: 6

Activities: Origami Volume Calculations. We learned two ways to make origami boxes. Then we did the algebra to calculate the volume of the boxes given the size of the flat paper rectangle used to make the box. Then we verified our calculations with our example boxes. Lots of opportunities for joking and talking while did all the steps. Student research talks were good. We had two, with good attendance from students and math faculty. (No outside disciplines showed up, what a surprise.)

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Not 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.
Noah Davis (member) and Kyle Jansens spoke at the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Math Conference, April 2015. They described how to square the circle in the two disk models of non-Euclidean geometries.

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