New York Alpha Theta
Skidmore College
2010-2011 Chapter Report

Advisor: Una Bray

Advisor Address: Math. & Comp. Sci. Dept Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

PFC: Mark Huibregtse


President: Cooper Boniece
Vice President: Jay Brett
Secretary: Sara Keeney

Number of New Members Inducted: 13

Number of Continuing Members: 8 students and faculty

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

1. In the fall, we held a mathematical "Family Feud" night, which turned out to be a lot of fun.
2. In the spring, we changed the format of our induction ceremony to include a sit-down dinner followed by a brief mathematical "entertainment" and induction ceremony. We hope to continue this "upgraded" ceremony format in the future.
3. Skidmore hosted the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference this year (in April), and some PME members assisted with the logistics.

Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2011 PME national meeting at MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky?

Not to my knowledge, but there may be some faculty attending the MathFest.

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?

The winners of the department's two top prizes (the DeSieno and Taylor prizes) were won by two senior PME members this spring: Cooper Boniece and Alexandra McGuire.