Texas A&M University
2008-2009 Chapter Report
Advisor and Officers
Advisor: Philip Yasskin
President: Ryan Mattiza
Vice President: Shannon Cavanaugh
Treasurer: Amanda Dailey
Communications: Luiz Faria
AWM Chair: Emma Naden
Number of New Members Inducted:
Number of Continuing Members:
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
To accompany the excitement with the recent election, a presentation was given by Dr. Zoran Sunik involving the mathematics of different voting/election strategies. It was a great promotion of the election and a very interesting speech. Another presentation was given by Dr. Sarah Witherspoon about knots and the Jone's Polynomial. It was a unique talk that described the mathematics behind the ability or inability of an individual to untie certain knots.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2009 PME national meeting at MathFest in Portland, Oregon?
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?
Matthew Jungman - Classroom excellence award in Math 467, Angela Gilbert - Classroom excellence award in Math 411 (Mathematical Probability), Luiz Faria - Classroom excellence award in Math 409 (Advanced Calculus) honors, James Garza - Classroom excellence award in Math 409 (Advanced Calculus), Isaac Velando - Classroom excellence award in Math 409 (Advanced Calculus), etc...