Pennsylvania Beta Bucknell University Chapter Report

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Lynn Breyfogle

PFC: Karl Voss

Ariel Kniss (President)

Laird Egan and Matt Mizuhara (Co-VP)

Ryan Ward (Secretary/Treasurer)

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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

Members coordinate with the MAA Chapter on campus to host a Pi-Day luncheon with activities. The food included pizza pies and an assortment of faculty contributed dessert and appetizer pies. Officers planned and orchestrated the annual induction banquet in April which included a talk by one of the mathematics faculty entitled, “Imperial Domination”.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2009 PME national meeting at MathFest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?


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?

One of our current members was a member of the Bucknell Mathematical Contest in Modeling team that received the “Outstanding Award”. Several of our graduating members are continuing directly to graduate school, both in mathematics and statistics. Several of our current members are participating in REUs this summer.