New York Phi
State University of New York at Potsdam
2004-2005 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Dr Harold Ellingsen

President: Meredith Haas

Vice President: Alice Wilson

Secretary: Robert Newton

Treasurer: Colleen O'Brien

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:

Attended Math Games Night at Dr Blair Madore's house where we played a variety of math games ranging from Sets to Codes to puzzles found via the internet.

Attempted a campus-wide "Pie Your Favorite Professor" which then morphed into a campus-wide "Pie Your Favorite _____" where topics ranged from student leaders to faculty to coaches due to lack of participation from faculty, which then morphed into "Math/Drama Pie War" in conjunction with the Theatre Guild due to lack of participation of student leaders, facutly, coaches, etc., which then had to be cancelled due to lack of time since each morphing caused the event to be pushed back. 

Attempted a "Bowling for Primes and Perfect Squares" event which had to be cancelled due to difficulties with the bowling alley.

Other events included typical gatherings for nominations, elections, planning events for next year, induction, etc.

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. :

Meredith Haas will be going on to grad school at UMass at Amherst.

Bishal Thapa will be going on to grad school at NorthEastern.

Heather Lynn Siegler will be going on to grad school at Waterloo.