New York Alpha Eta
Nazareth College
2005-2006 Chapter Report


Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Heather A. Lewis

Number of New Members Inducted:


Number of Continuing Members:


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

A 2000 PME inductee, Jennifer Pennise,gave a talk at this year's induction, entitled "Are Bees Mathematicians? ALook at the Mathematics Behind Making a Honeycomb"

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. :

Mike Darling presented "Why PAM Works: An In-depth Look at theAccepted Point Mutation (PAM) Matrices" at the Undergraduate ResearchSymposium on Biomathematics at SUNY Geneseo in April 2006.

Diane Lunman presented "Applications of Covering Maps to Spectral Theory ofGraphs" at both the Fall 2005 meeting of the MAA Seaway Section and theNebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. She alsopresented "Another Use for Elliptic Curves" at the 2006 Hudson RiverUndergraduate Mathematics Conference.

Sara Reynolds presented "Exploring Biological Mathematics: EvolutionaryRelationships in DNA Sequences" at the Undergraduate Research Symposium onBiomathematics at SUNY Geneseo in April 2006.

Angela Tessoni presented "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Look into DigitalSignatures" at the Fall 2005 meeting of the MAA Seaway Section.

Liz Bremer will be attending graduate school in Mathematical Finance at theUniversity of Connecticut. Mike Darling will be attending graduate schoolin Financial Mathematics at Florida State University. Kevin Laley will beattending graduate school in mathematics at the University of Rhode Island.Diane Lunman will be attending graduate school in mathematics at theUniversity of Nebraska.