Virginia Gamma Chapter Report

Institution: James Madison University

Reporting Year: 2016-2017

Advisor: Hasan Hamdan

Advisor's Email Address:

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: N/A

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: N/A

Officers: Amy Lebrecht - President Elizabeth Dunlap - Vice President Amy Nuccitelli - Secretary Reid Calamita - Treasurer

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 15

Number of Continuing Members: 12

Activities: 1) We designed and sold t-shirts to celebrate pi day. The shirt design included "PME Pi Day 2017" on the front, and a slice of pie created from the digits of pi on the back. These t-shirts were sold for more than they cost us, and half of the extra proceeds went back into the club, the other half went towards supporting Expanding Your Horizons, a program advocating for STEM involvement in middle school girls 2) We gave the PME marketing materials a facelift, including a complete redesign of our chapter's bulletin board, updating the invitation emails for members to join, and generally trying to grow the PME name.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? N/A

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.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
A grant was awarded to us to help support the SUMS Conference, which stands for the Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference. This event was a great success, and helped to bring together students and faculty from several universities around our common love for mathematics.