Virginia Gamma Chapter Report

Institution: James Madison University

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: Dr. Hasan Hamdan

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

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Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: 

Officers: Maria Annone (President) Victoria Kelley (Vice President) Danny Jackson (Secretary) Kittikun Kijbamiunglarp (Treasurer)

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Number of New Members: 14

Number of Continuing Members: 21

Activities: We sponsored the annual Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference at JMU in the Fall. JMU's PME also collaborated with Math Club and AWM to host Super Pi Day and fundraise in honor of a professor who passed away. We also sponsored Dr. James Sellers from Penn State to visit us and present a talk at a colloquium.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Yes, Victoria Kelley received a PME Travel Grant to present a talk on her research at MathFest in DC!

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.
Last summer, Maria Annone interned at VanDemark and Lynch Inc., a civil engineering and surveying firm. Victoria Kelley presented research at the SUMS Conference at JMU, the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Texas, the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate for Women in Mathematics (NCUWM), the MAA MD-DC-VA Section Meeting. She also was funded to attend the Undergraduate Workshop on Integrating Dynamics and Stochastics at Brown and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Research Symposium in Maryland. Victoria participated in the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) REU last summer. She was also invited to attend the Modern Math Workshop and present research at the Annual Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) Conference October, 2015.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
We were awarded a lectureship for Dr. James Seller. We also were awarded money to help sponsor the SUMS conference.