Texas Pi
Southwestern University
2003-2004 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Professor Cameron Sawyer

President: Amanda Milby

Vice President: Michael Hackett

Secretary: Tim Moore

Treasurer: Whitney McCall

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:

Sponsored the women in science film-series where we showed two documentaries followed by a short discussion on two different evenings. We picked biographical films that focus on the work of specific individuals in an entertaining and educational framework. Our choices of films were: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Ada Byron Lovelace: To Dream Tomorrow.

Held a campus-wide mathematical puzzle contest composed of three levels of questions: easy, medium and hard, in order to incorporate all levels of mathematical abilities on campus, and including a wide variety of questions, logic puzzles, tangrams and other. Three prizes: a $25, $15 and $10 award were awarded (our contribution was matched by National Pi Mu Epsilon).

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. :

Allison Trumble, BS in Physics and Math (double major, no minor) and will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall to pursue a PhD in Physics.

Katherine Campbell, Bachelors of Arts with a Major in Economics and Minor in Math, University of Texas Masters of Professional Accounting