Pennsylvania Alpha Beta Chapter Report

Institution: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Reporting Year: 2013-2014

Advisor: Peter Olszewski

Advisor's Email Address:

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Daniel Galiffa

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address:

Officers: Matt Lachesky - Chapter President Jeremiah Allshouse - Chapter Vice President Benjamin Frances - Chapter Secretary Cody Colpo - Chapter Treasurer

Chapter Website:

Number of New Members: 28

Number of Continuing Members: 37


Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting 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.
Samantha S. Key: Penn State Erie Mathematics Major/Statistics Minor Poster presentation: "Another Way to Look At Sunflower Seeds - Mathematically!," at the Penn State Erie Twenty-Third Sigma Xi Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference, 2014 Matthew P. Lachesky: Penn State Erie Electrical Engineering Major/Mathematics Minor Presented "An Invitation to the Jacobi Polynomials" at the 2014 URCAC Co-presenter of the talk "An Invitation to the Jacobi Polynomials," School of Science Seminar Awarded the 2013 Penn State Erie USRG for the research projects "The Jacobi Polynomials" and "Further Analyzing Higher-Order Sheffer Sequences" Thomas Tuberson, received the Math Scholarship last spring and took 2nd place in the Sigma Xi undergrad research conference for his work "Do Vertex Replacement Rules Generate PCF Self-Similar Sets?"

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