New Hampshire Alpha
University of New Hampshire
2004-2005 Chapter Report
Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Ellen M. O'Keefe
President: Janine Haugh
Vice President: Jodi Simons
Secretary: Morel Henley
Treasurer: Gregory Moore
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?
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
(1) The New Hampshire Alpha Chapter organized Exploring Mathematics Night, an annual event that brings in a panel of people in interesting mathematics-related careers to speak to students from UNH and from the area high schools. This year's panelists included the following:
Penny Anderson - Numerical Analyst, The MathWorks, Inc.
Rich Andrusiak - Mathematics Consultant, New Hampshire Dept. of Education
Emily Blood - Biostatistician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy - Associate Dean for Science and Mathematics Education, Michigan State University
Donna LaValley - Systems Integration Engineer, Progression, Inc.
John Hanna, Jr. - Actuarial Analyst, Milliman USA
Dr. Kevin Short - Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, UNH and Chief Technical Officer, Chaoticom, Inc.
Several (but not all) of the panelists have degrees from UNH.
(2) Each year the members of our chapter raise money in order to award a scholarship to a deserving first- or second-year student who shows promise in mathematics. This year the main fundraiser was the sale of 16-ounce glasses that featured a UNH CEPS (College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) design, followed in smaller letters by "Glass contains -(2^4)*(e^(iŻ)) ounces." The glasses were a big hit, and the fundraiser was successful.
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. :
Janine Haugh has been accepted to and will be attending graduate school at North Carolina State. Morel Henley, Pavel Tatashin and Myung Sun Kim have been accepted to and will be attending graduate school at the University of New Hampshire. David Noblet has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the California Institute of Technology, where he will continue his studies in computer science as a PhD candidate. Robert DiFabio and Craig Pelissier will also attend graduate school this fall.
Greg Moore was in the ROTC program at UNH -- He recently received his commission. Jodi Simons has accepted a position at the National Security Agency, and Keri Willis will be working as an underwriter at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
Procheta Mallik has been awarded UNH's Hood award, an award given "to that senior* man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity." Procheta plans to return to India next month, take a year off to travel, and then go on to graduate school.
Several of our members received scholarships this year.
Jodi Simons presented "Euclidean Problems in Spherical and Hyperbolic Geometry" at the 2004 PME National Meeting at MathFest.