North Carolina Nu Chapter Report

Institution: Elon University

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: Chad Awtrey

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: 

Officers: Jaclyn DeVincent,, president Jesi Weed,, vice president Maggie Macdonald,, councilor Sarah Neuhauser,, councilor

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 16

Number of Continuing Members: 8

Activities: (1) In November, we hosted Dr. Todd Mateer from the National Secruty Agency. Todd gave an overview of cryptography. He also described many of the job opportunities at the NSA. More information about the event can be found at (2) In March, we welcomed Dr. Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) for an exciting lecture on “How Mathematics Is Making Hollywood Movies Better.” Michael is a recognized leader in undergraduate research and encouraging undergraduates to pursue STEM careers. More information about the event can be found at

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Jesi Weed will present in Washington DC.

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.
Here is a summary. (1) Eleven of our PME members graduated this year. Three will be attending graduate school, one will attend medical school, four will be high school math teachers, and three are entering the workforce in STEM careers. (2) They gave 17 presentations this year at regional and national conferences. (3) They published 3 papers and submitted 5 papers for publication.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
(1) We were awarded a matching grant to help fund our PME Research Award. This award is given to a student who has shown outstanding achievement in the dissemination of mathematical research. This year's recipients were Maddie Edwards, Robin French, Maggie Macdonald, and Nicole Miles. Collectively, they have published or submitted 7 research papers and have given 10 presentations at national and regional conferences. (2) We were also awarded a Conference grant which helped fund the 10th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference. The conference website is: On Saturday, November 1, 2014, a total of 126 students and 40 faculty attend the conference; 65 students gave presentations. Students were invited to submit their papers to be considered for publication in the professionally-refereed conference proceedings, to be published in the North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.