# Ohio Xi

Youngstown State University

2006-2007 Chapter Report

**Advisor and Officers**

Advisor: Professor Angela Spalsbury

President: Lea Cluff

Vice-President: Jeff Cornfield

Secretary: Ryan Livingston

Treasurer: Nick Gemuenden

Historian: David Martin

Web-Master: Matt Ward

**Number of New Members Inducted:**

15

**Number of Continuing Members: **

DNR

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

1) We hosted the ninth annual YSU PME Regional Conference where undergraduate mathematics majors presented mathematical talks. Over 85 students from 12 different colleges and universities attended.

2) Five students of our students received Best Speaker Awards at Mathfest in Knoxville, Tennessee. Those students were: Tara Cruickshank, Tyler Drombosky, Nick Gemuenden, David Gohlke, and David Martin.

3) PME members participated in the opening ceremony of the Center of Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CUR Math), founded by Dr. J. Douglas Faires. PME members had the opportunity to meet with alumni and to present mathematical posters at the ceremony.

**Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the PME national meeting at MathFest in San Jose, California? **

Yes, we plan to bring 14 students.

**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. :**

Tyler Drombosky is participating in a United States-Hong Kong REU in Hong Kong, China through the Colorado School of Mines this summer.

David Martin is participating in an Organic Chemistry REU at Iowa State University this summer.

Jared Ruiz is participating in an REU at Clemson this summer.

Doug Wajda has an internship at Orbital Research in Cleveland, Ohio this summer.

Matt Ward won an award for "Best Poster" at Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.

Matt Ward has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for the academic year 2007-2008.

Matt Ward is participating in an REU at Auburn University this summer.

J.T. Hird (2007 graduate) will be attending graduate school in mathematics at North Carolina State University in the fall.

Brian Hamilton (2007 graduate) will be attending graduate school in physics at the University of Maryland in the fall.

David Gohlke (2006 graduate) is attending graduate school at Ohio State in physics.

Becky Grove (2006 graduate) is attending graduate school in engineering at Yale University.

Nicole (Cunningham) Muckridge (2006 graduate) will be attending graduate school in mathematics at Kent State University in the fall.

Timothy Hanek (2006 graduate) is working on a masters degree in economics at Youngstown State University.

Melissa Marshall (2005 graduate) just completed her masters degree in statistics at the University of Akron.

Maria Salcedo (2005 graduate) completed her masters degree in mathematics at Purdue University and will be starting a PhD in mathematics at Northwestern University in the fall.

Ted Stadnik (2005 graduate) completed her masters degree in mathematics at Purdue University and will be starting a PhD in mathematics at Northwestern University in the fall.

Steve Dinda (2005 graduate) is attending graduate school in statistics at Bowling Green State University.

Darcy Davis (2005 graduate) is attending graduate school in computer science at Notre Dame University.

Mike DeToro (2005 graduate) is teaching at Lakeview High School in Cortland, Ohio.

Jeremy Hamilton (2005 graduate) is teaching at Canfield High School in Canfield, Ohio.

Aimee (Kalas) Crabtree (2004 graduate) just completed her masters degree in mathematics at Youngstown State University. She plans to pursue a career in teaching.

Alison Pfaff (2004 graduate) completed her masters in mathematics at Youngstown State University in 2006. She is now teaching at a Community College in PA.

Steve Stanislav (2004 graduate) is working on his PhD in mathematics at North Carolina State University.

Joe Ponzio (2005 graduate) just completed his masters degree in mathematics at Youngstown State University. He will be starting in a PhD in statistics at the University of Western Michigan in the fall.

Carla (Ligoure) Gerberry (2003 graduate) is working on her PhD in mathematics education at Purdue University.

Sarah Grove (2003 graduate) is working on her PhD in mathematics at North Carolina State University.

Joel Lepak (2003 graduate) just finished his masters degree in mathematics at the University of Michigan.

Ryan Siskind (2003 graduate) is working on his PhD in mathematics at North Carolina State University.

David Gerberry (2002 graduate) is working on his PhD in mathematics at Purdue University.

Teresa Selee (2002 graduate) is working on her PhD in mathematics at North Carolina State University.

Bob Shuttleworth (2002 graduate) just finished his PhD in mathematics at the University of Maryland. He has accepted a position with Exxon Mobile in Texas.