New York Alpha Theta Chapter Report

Institution: Skidmore College

Reporting Year: 2015-2016

Advisor: David Vella

Advisor's Email Address:

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Mark Huibregtse

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address:

Officers: New York Alpha Theta Officers for 2015-2016: Sarah Markiewicz: Chapter President Cody Couture Vice-President Kelly Isham: Secretary-Treasurer

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 23 students, 3 faculty

Number of Continuing Members: 28 + faculty

Activities: In March, the chapter hosted a games night based on the British game show Countdown. Audience members were able to submit solutions to the problems using their cellphones. Our other (and main) event was the induction ceremony and dinner, held in April.

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.
Our secretary-treasurer, Kelly Isham, received one of four Periclean Scholar awards (a very high honor at Skidmore) for her senior thesis on elliptic curves over finite fields and applications to number theory and cryptography.

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