Indiana Epsilon
Saint Mary's College
2003-2004 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Joanne Snow

President: Cathy Purtell

Vice President: Kelly Willbrandt

Secretary: Brianne Booth

Treasurer: Jaclyn Thompson

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:

4 students and 9 faculty.

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:

Pi Mu Epsilon organized the department's annual open house. This year it was held on September 24,2003, in Haggar Parlor. The speaker was Robert Talbert from Franklin College. His title was ``Primality Tests: Past, Present, and Future." The talk was very well received. After the talk, several students and some faculty joined the speaker in the Dining Hall for dinner.

There were two speakers in the the Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture Series this year -- both were students speaking on their summer projects. The first talk was given by Jaclyn Thompson on November 10. She spoke about mathematics and dance, in particular, her work at a dance school in London where a way to record dance movements on paper has been produced. Meaghan Fitzgerald spoke about her summer internship at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Bioinformatics Summer Institute. She made a presentation on February 20, 2004, entitled ``Behind the Scenes of the Pathway Prediction System: Encoding Metabolic Logic."

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. :

Anita Doherty is going to graduate school in mathematics at Purdue. Kremi Angelova has completed her first year of graduate study in the Finance Department at Purdue.