Michigan Kappa
Siena Heights University
2004-2005 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Dr. Pamela K. Warton

President: Gary Comfort

Vice President: Rachelle Barr

Secretary: Tammy Johns

Treasurer: Kerri Gillenwater

Sargent-of-Arms: Melanie Nowak

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:

approximately 20.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in Albuquerque, New Mexico?


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

For our campus beautification day, our chapter took one of Escher's works and drew it on a mural sized board.  The entire club participated in painting it, and then it was hung at the end of our rather drab looking hallway.  It looks great!

Our chapter is working on a filming a math video called the Math Bachelor. This is a spoof on 'The Bachelor' reality TV show.  The video is geared toward integration techniques.  Our 'bachelor' is an integral, and the 'bachelorettes' are the integration techniques and the bachelor has to choose the one that is perfect for him.  Full of silly puns and math historical references, this is turning out to be a lot of fun.

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. :

Rachelle Barr presented her paper on Knot Theory at the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.  She also won the Outstanding Undergraduate Student award for our university.  She has also been accepted into the PhD program in Mathematics at Colorado State with a full assistantship.

Michael Yates was awarded an honor from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for his work on his senior project.  Mike automated the Search and Rescue algorithm onto the TI Voyage.

Kerri Gillenwater was awarded two scholarships:  one from the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and one from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Tammy Johns presented her senior project research on the Feasibility of Noah's Ark at the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.