Nebraska Alpha Chapter Report

Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reporting Year: 2013-2014

Advisor: Daniel Toundykov

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Officers: Joseph Becker (President) Nikolas Bravo (Vice President) Aubrey Thompson (Treasurer)

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Number of New Members: 5

Number of Continuing Members: 9

Activities: 1. The 7th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture was given on Friday, November 1, 2013 by Professor Suzanne Lenhart from the University of Tennessee: "The power of optimal control: from confining rabies to improving CPR" 2. Information Session on Research Experiences for Undergraduates. It featured research presentations by students about their recent REU's, followed by a discussion panel about the application and selection process, research projects, and students' overall impressions.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Aaron Calderon will attend the National PME meeting and give a talk on "The Cayley Graph of the Braid Group on Four Strands and its Geodesics"

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.
Aubrey Thompson received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support her studies at the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh)

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