Wisconsin Iota Chapter Report

Institution: Ripon College

Reporting Year: 2016-2017

Advisor: Andrea Young

Advisor's Email Address: younga@ripon.edu

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

Permanent Faculty Correspondent: 

Permanent Faculty Correspondent's Email Address: 

Officers: Mitchell Eithun, President (eithunm@ripon.edu) Erin Frassetto, Vice President (frassettoe@ripon.edu) Lincoln Wurtz, Secretary and Treasurer (wurtzl@ripon.edu)

Chapter Website: http://

Number of New Members: 11

Number of Continuing Members: 3

Activities: PME students joined with our food services folks to serve pie at lunch time on Pi Day (actually, the Friday before, as Pi Day was over our spring break). We raised awareness for math activities on campus. The students partnered with the Women's History Month team to support the screening of "Hidden Figures." They participated in a talk entitled "The Math and Physics behind 'Hidden Figures'," tabled at the commons with information about women in mathematics, and provided information about women in math at the screening of the film.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present at the PME National Meeting this year? Newly inducted member Ngan Tran will be presenting about her work related to mathematical measures of gerrymandering.

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.
Mitchell Eithun will be starting a PhD program at Michigan State University for Computational Mathematics. He has had two papers published this year: "An All-Encompassing Global Convergence Result for Processive Multisite Phosphorylation Systems" in Mathematical Biosciences and "Long-Term vs. Short-Term Strategy in the Game of Monopoly" in UMAP. Lincoln Wurtz will be starting a MD/PhD program at the Mayo Clinic. Allwin McDonald will be starting a PhD program at the University of Wisconsin in Chemical Biology. Nay Htet will be starting a masters program at Northeastern University for Computer Science. Robert Enright will be starting a PhD program at University of Maryland in Chemistry.

If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.