Texas Rho Chapter
Texas State University - San Marcos
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor David F. Snyder

President: Ryan Martinets

Vice Presidents: Clint Fluharty

Treasurer: Erica Cisneros

Secretary: Marvin Lee

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:


The Math Club and Pi Mu Epsilon sponsored a paper titled "Synopsis on Escher Tessellations and Connections with Measurement Geometry," at the Ninth Annual MAES Science Extravaganza on March 1, 2003. The paper was co-presented by Dr. John Edgell, Jr. a mathematics professor at Texas State University along with Ryan Martinets, a graduate mathematics student. This presentation to groups of fifth and sixth graders provided a hands-on introduction to the mathematical concepts of tessellations and moebius strips. Students created their own moebius strips and investigated the artwork of M.C. Escher to become more familiar with these rather complex mathematical concepts.


We also had a very well-attended and well-received barbecue.

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. :

Marvin Lee presented a paper on "The topology of dendrimer molecular surfaces" at the annual meeting of the Texas Section of the MAA.