Maryland Alpha Chapter
University of Maryland, College Park
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Rich Schwartz

President: Jessica Schulte

Vice President: Evan Fistere

Treasurer: James Shook

Secretary: Justin Van Winkle

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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


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


Professor Rich Schwartz gave a talk and demonstration of the Robinson tiles, a classical example of a non-periodic tiling.


Carolyn Gordon, from Dartmouth, came down and gave a lecture about isospectral planar domains.

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. :

John Armstrong, one of the PME enthusiasts who revived the chapter 4 years ago, is a math graduate student at Yale. Amir Caspi, another former PME member, is a graduate student at Berkeley. Shawn Lawton, a former PME member, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Sarah Kitchen, a current PME member, has been accepted into a semester-abroad mathematics program in Hungary