Virginia Epsilon Longwood University Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: David Shoenthal

President: Jessica Frohock

Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Creath

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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

1) The Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month continues its popularity, and now its internationally known–we had a solution from China this year. 2) We continued tutoring before finals week. This year we required a minimum donation; the $2 cover charge didn’t seem to prevent attendance. Each session lasted 3 hours, and there were two sessions: one on the Sunday before finals and another on the Wednesday during finals week.

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

Zack Johnson is currently in the midst of job hunting–the outcome of which will determine whether or not he can attend.

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. :

Zack Johnson was part of an undergraduate Jeopardy team from Longwood that took first place among six competing teams at the Spring Meeting of the Maryland-DC-Virginia Section of the MAA. Also, Zack Johnson was part of a COMAP team that received Honorable Mention for its submission.

We continue to have success with the awards grant. The Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month is slowly reaching more people due to my associated web site. While that site has no real effect on the prize, it’s exciting to see how the problem has grown. Our first place prize this year ($40 to local restaurant) went to Richard Hayden (Mathematics major); the second place prize ($20 to same local restaurant) went to Elizabeth Creath (Mathematics major and Pi Mu Epsilon member).