California Alpha
University of California, Los Angeles
2003-2004 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Ronald Miech

President: Alexander Leung

Vice President: Laura Mustavich

Secretary: Janet Tong & Maureen LaFemina

Treasurer: Julianne Huerto

Social Chair: Evelyn Zarraga

Academic Chair: Greg McNulty

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 Providence, Rhode Island?


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

June 04, 2004: 1st End of Quarter Presentation

Presentations of 15-20 minutes in length in mathematics related topics by our fellow chapter members:

Alex Leung: An Introduction to Social Security
Chris Lyons: Finite Fourier Analysis, Eigenvalues, and Random Walks
Greg McNulty: p-Adic Numbers
Ryan Rosario: A Brief Introduction to Fuzzy Logic
Sean Rostami: Forms in Differential Geometry
Eric Laber: Riemann Zeta Function

May 22, 2004:  End of Year Retreat

Our retreat was held at Table Mountain Campground in Angeles National Forrest. It was a fun-filled bonding event with our fellow members.

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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. :

Ryan Carney, Sean Rostami, and Su Lan Wong are accepted into the UCLA Departmental Scholar Program to further pursue their Master degree in Mathematics.

Justin Wong is accepted into the PhD program in Economics at Stanford University.

Alexander Leung, Christopher Lyons, and Greg McNulty are accepted for Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at UCLA and University of Pennsylvania.

Douglas Lee and Vivian Shih will be graduating to work in industries of finance and statistics.