Pennsylvania Beta Bucknell University Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Emily Dryden

President: Brittany Hoffman

Vice President: Luke Mcguire

Secretary Treasurer:

Caitlyn Yeager (Fall 2007)

Elizabeth Skubak (Spring 2008)

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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

In September, our chapter sponsored a lunchtime discussion of summer opportunities for mathematics students. A panel of students shared what they had done the previous summer, and there was a handout with contact information and useful websites. Chapter members met the night before the panel to make desserts for the attendees. We held our annual banquet in April, which included a talk about Bessel and his contributions to astronomy and mathematics.

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


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 is the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Several of our graduating members are continuing directly to graduate school, both in mathematics and in other fields (e.g., law). Several of our current members are participating in REUs this summer.