Pennsylvania Phi Chapter
Penn State University at Harrisburg
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Winston Richards

Outgoing President: Derek Smith

Outgoing Secretary: Julie Mann

Incoming President: Jonathan Steinkirchner

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:


Thursday, Noveber 21, 2002: Dr. Ingram Olkin (Professor of Statistics and Education, Stanford University) gave a short course on Meta-Analysis. It covered powerful new statistical methods for combining results from independent studies that have analyzed the same topic.


Saturday, February 15, 2003: A handful of PME members assisted in organizing scores during preliminary rounds of the Math Counts contest for middle school students from all over South Central Pennsylvania.

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. :

Nikolina Icitovic (Past President of Pennsylvania Phi) started graduate school at Penn State. She is studing Applied Statistics. Julie Mann (Outgoing Pennsylvania Phi Secretary) received the Math Sciences Oustanding Student Award as well as the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.