Virginia Iota Chapter
Randolph-Macon College
2002-2003 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Adrian Rice

President: Michael Dempsey

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:


At our annual induction ceremony, Professor Ezra (Bud) White of Virginia Tech gave a highly enjoyable talk entitled "Elliptic Curves from Mordell to Diophantus and back".


On April 2, 2003, we held an informal showing of the documentary Archimedes' Secret".

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. :

Three of our members (Michael Dempsey, Carla Owen, and Lyle Walden) participated in the 2003 International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (sponsored by COMAP). They received an Honorable Mention.
Gregory Smith has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship.
Sarah Wood will be starting graduate school at the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2003.