Texas Zeta Chapter
Angelo State University
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Cathy Talley

President: James Hitchcock

Vice President: Amanda Klein

Treasurer: Akash Zaveri

Secretary: Akash Zaveri

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?

Maybe Noorie Hanum.

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


Our PME chapter and local student MAA chapter cosponsor two ongoing informal lecture series. The Math Forum had four talks this year: The Means to an End, Some Innovative Ideas for Teaching Mathematics, Introduction to Problem Solving, and Solving the General Cubic.


There were eleven Slowpitch Mathematics Seminars: Pi goes to Vegas, An Introduction to Games Using...Games, Calculus on Time Scales: A Unification of Discrete and Continuous Calculus, Linear Difference Equations, Mathematical Modeling of the Ice Ages, An Incomplete Look at Incompleteness, Random Ramblings, Hypocritical Men, Hypothetical Machines, Maxima and Minima, Without Calculus, and Nontransitivity for Fun and Profit.

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. :

Noorie Hanum presented a paper entitled Search Algorithms in Computer Science this summer at the PME conference in Vermont. Our chapter's first legacy, Maggie McGehee, was inducted this spring. Maggie's mother, Carolyn McGehee, is one of our charter members. Two of our members were recognized for their high scores on the Mathematics Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas. Joshua Brewer scored a perfect 100 and Cody Mitchell scored a 99. Both of these outstanding students plan to teach secondary math. Dan McCown was the recipient of Angelo State's Distinguished Student Award for the School of Science. Paul Dawkins was awarded a Carr Research Scholarship in Mathematics for 2003-2004. Rachel Ingley was awarded the Kailas J. and Becky Rao Shcolarship in Physics.