2004-2005 Chapter Report
Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Professor Elizabeth Mayfield
Officers: No response
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
Albuquerque, New Mexico?
Two or three members tentatively plan to attend..
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
National Councilor Eve Torrence from Randolph-Macon College gave the 2005 Pi
Mu Epsilon Lecture for our annual induction ceremony in April. Her talk was
entitled "In Pursuit of Simple Beauty - Mathematics and Origami". Her visit to
Hood was a result of the chapter's receipt of a Pi Mu Epsilon Lectureship and
Pi Mu Epsilon book awards were given to two outstanding senior PME members,
Alen Agheksanterian and Meagan Hopkins, thanks to a Pi Mu Epsilon Chapter
Grant. They both received a copy of Euler, Master of Us All, autographed by the
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. :
Nathan Edington, a 2004 graduate, won an award at the 2004 Mathfest for an
outstanding paper - Computer Implementation of Five Important Approximations to
Pi. Nathan will begin graduate school in mathematics this fall at the
University of Georgia.
Alen Agheksanterian, a 2005 graduate, will begin
graduate school in applied mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jennifer Webb, a former graduate, has completed a master's degree in
computer science at American University.