Saint Mary's College
2005-2006 Chapter Report
Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Joanne Snow
President: Kate Sajewich
Vice President: Meghan Kelly
Secretary: Mary Klinkhammer
Treasurer: Laura Ficker
Number of New Members Inducted:
Number of Continuing Members:
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
Our chapter organized and hosted ourdepartment's open house in September, 2005. At the open house, afterrefreshments, we introduce upperclass math majors and the faculty. Then aninvited speaker gives a lecture. This year's speaker was Mike May, S.J.from St, Louis University. Following the lecture, students join facultymembers and the speaker for dinner in the dining hall.
Our chapter is also responsible for a tutoring service. When members of theSouth Bend community call the college asking for tutors, a notice is sent toall members of a listserve and the tutoring job goes to the firstvolunteer.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in Knoxville, Tennessee?
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. :
Cindy Traub earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from WashingtonUniversity. Following a fellowship, she will begin a position at SaintMary's College in Maryland.
Anita Doherty completed a Master's and hasaccepted a position at a community college.
Morgan Fechtel, who just graduated, will be attending an MBA program, withan emphasis on Financial Mathematics.
Anna Fricano was awarded a ClareBoothe Luce scholarship.
Megan Boyle and Katharine White presented aposter at the American Chemists Society meeting in the spring. They workedwith their p-chem professor and myself to produce Maple Worksheets toaccompany guided inquiries on the hydrogen atom.