Montana Alpha
University of Montana
2009-2010 Chapter Report

Advisor and Officers

Advisor: Nikolaus Vonessen

President: Faith Morrison

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

In February, we were able to visit the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab, which belongs to the US Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station. Several scientists explained how they use mathematical and statistical methods in their work to predict and prevent forest fires. And we saw some cool experiments! Our 11th annual Math Film Festival took place in April. The program was great, but the attendance was a bit disappointing. If you are looking for neat math films to show at a chapter meeting, have a look at our schedule at