Texas Eta Texas A & M University Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Philip Yasskin

President: Hannah Saugier

Vice President: Jason Pfister

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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

As a demonstration of Buffon’s needle problem, we did a hotdog toss to attempt to calculate pi. Afterwards we grilled and ate the hotdogs and some twinkies. Fun was had by all. Dr. Ted Turocy gave a talk at a math club meeting about mechanism design. This was a very interesting application of some mathematical probability to economics.

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. :

Students attending graduate school: John Fulk: Georgia Institute of Technology- Math Andrew Matteson: NYU- Computational Biology and Applied Mathematics Bret Lockhart: Texas A&M University- Mathematics Lindsey Novak: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland- International Economics Cara Montgomery: Texas A&M University- Applied Mathematics