South Carolina Alpha Chapter
University of South Carolina
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Maria Girardi

President: Fozail Alvi

Vice President: Carrie Finch

Treasurer: Julie Emery

Secretary: Amy Stout

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:


Integration Bee (35 participants): During each round, participants were given 3 minutes to do 2 integrals. While their answers were being scored, the participants were shown the solutions. There were 13 rounds. Thanks to the support of the math dept. and our Honors College, the top 8 participants were given gift certificates to the University Bookstore.


The USC Math Dept provides free tutoring for freshman level math classes. PME members generously volunteered to supplement the tutoring lab during finals week. They covered 2 hours for 6 days during the first semester and this was so successful that they then covered 3 hours for 7 days during the second semester.

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. :

University of South Carolina Undergraduate Awards:
Katie Spurrier - Outstanding Undergrad Math Major
Brandi Bowers - Outstanding Undergrad Math Education Major

Brandi Bowers - accepted to Univ. of Texas Austin
Math PhD program with assistantship

Amy Stout - 2003 Summer REU at Clemson