Washington Epsilon Chapter Report

Institution: Gonzaga University

Reporting Year: 2014-2015

Advisor: Nathanial Burch

Advisor's Email Address: burchn@gonzaga.edu

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: Bonni Dichone

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

Officers: Outgoing: President: Martin Tucker Dean Incoming: President: Daniel Bladow Vice-President: Sharon Henzler Executive Committee: Steven Beres and Francis Mana-ay

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 13

Number of Continuing Members: 0 (from last year), 11 (from this year)

Activities: We hosted a meet-up with faculty and graduate students from Washington State University. They presented on their research projects and answered questions about the graduate school experience. We took a van full of students to the MAA Regional Meeting in Tacoma, WA. Several students presented, two of which (inducted into PME in April 2015) won awards for their talks.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Yes, we will have two presenters: Francis Mana-ay Combinatorics And The Harmonic Structure of Musical Chord Sequences Steven Beres An Introduction to Klein Links and Their Relation to Torus Links

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.
Maria Mai: Entering Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Concordia University-Portland. Martin Tucker Dean: Entering Graduate Program in Economics at University of Oregon.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.
We were awarded a Prize Grant, which we used to help award: Carsrud Award (top graduating senior) Junior Awards (MAA memberships) Service Award (outstanding service to the department) Putnam Award (highest score on the Putnam Exam) Freshman Award (outstanding freshman) We held the departmental awards ceremony in conjunction with the PME Induction. It worked very nicely.