New York Pi
2004-2005 Chapter Report
Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Dr. H. Joseph Straight
President: Gabrielle Fijas
Vice President: Whitney Kaczor
Number of New Members Inducted:
24 (in April, 2005)
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:
We did have five students attend MathFest 2004 in Providence, Rhode Island.
One (William Neris) gave a talk in the Pi Mu Epsilon sessions and another
(Jacob McMillen) gave a talk in the MAA student sessions.
For the past several years, we have held the induction of new members of Pi
Mu Epsilon as part of our annual departmental honors reception. This was always
a very nice occasion, but this year we decided to "kick it up a notch" and have
an awards dinner. The dinner was a tremendous success, with over 80 people
attending. Of the 24 new members of New York Pi, 21 attended the dinner.
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. :