Ohio Xi Youngstown State University Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Dr. Angela Spalsbury

President: Tyler Drombosky

Vice President: Doug Wajda

Treasurer: Krista Foster

Secretary: John Hoffman

Webmaster: Ryan Livingston

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:

1) We hosted the tenth annual YSU PME Regional Conference where undergraduate mathematics majors presented mathematical talks. Over 100 students from 10 different colleges and universities attended. This year an effort was also made to invite local high school students who are interested in mathematics. 2) Four students of our students received Best Speaker Awards at Mathfest in San Jose, California. Those students were: Jeffery Cornfield, Tyler Drombosky, Ryan Livingston, and Matthew Ward.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin?

Yes, we currently have nine members committed.

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?

Erica Cross is participating in Ohio Wesleyan University’s REU/RET Program. Tyler Drombosky is participating in the National Security Agency’s Director’s Summer Program. Krista Foster is participating in NC State University’s Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics. John Hoffman is participating in CURMath at YSU in Covering Systems of Congruences (Number Theory). Ryan Livingston is participating in CURMath at YSU in Covering Systems of Congruences (Number Theory). Jared Ruiz is participating in University of Akron’s (CURMath at YSU) Covering Systems of Congruences. Jessica Shipman is participating in Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Layered Polymeric Systems. Tyler Drombosky, Jared Ruiz, and Doug Wajda, along with advisor Dr. George Yates attended a “Conference on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics” at Penn State University, November 9-10, 2007. Tyler Drombosky, a junior mathematics major at YSU, won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship this year. This marks the second consecutive year that a YSU mathematics major received a Goldwater Scholarship. The team of David Martin, Erica Cross, and Matthew Alexander won an Outstanding Award at the 2008 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling.