Washington Epsilon Chapter Report

Institution: Gonzaga University

Reporting Year: 2013-2014

Advisor: Nathanial Burch

Advisor's Email Address: burchn@gonzaga.edu

Has There Been a Change in Chapter Advisor During the Past Year?: 

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Bonni Dichone

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: dichone@gonzaga.edu

Officers: Secretary and Treasurer: Bonnie Harper (harper@gonzaga.edu) President (to be elected in the fall) Vice-President (to be elected in the fall)

Chapter Website: http://http://web02.gonzaga.edu/faculty/burchn/activities_pme.html

Number of New Members: 16

Number of Continuing Members: 0

Activities: The 2013-2014 academic year focused on reactivating Washington Epsilon. We spent much of the year trying to increase participation in Math Club activities and increase the awareness of PME in the department. We had an informational meeting for new inductees and hosted the Richard A. Good Lectureship during the induction ceremony. We are currently organizing social, service, and academic events for the upcoming year. These include Saturday morning tutoring for local primary and secondary students, LaTeX tutorials and workshops, career panel and informational session, and joint meetings with our Math Club, Putnam Club, and Actuarial Science Club.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Yes. Martin Tucker Dean is attending and presenting.

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.
Graduated: Scott Lindley Davis: graduate school in mathematics at University of Montana Samuel Crosby Hardison: graduate school in structural engineering at University of Illinois Shelby Osborn: mathematics teacher at Kentridge High School Returning: Martin Tucker Dean: data analyst intern at One South Realty; presenting at 2014 PME Conference Barrett A. North: mechanical engineering intern with FLSmidth

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
We were awarded a Richard A. Good Lectureship grant for the reactivation of our chapter. We hosted Paul Fishback who delivered the lecture and performed the induction. We had good attendance from our faculty and students to both the lecture and the induction ceremony. Paul was very helpful in getting our chapter headed in the right direction as well providing ideas and guidance for the creating a sustainable chapter.