Massachusetts Theta
Simmons College
2011-2012 Chapter Report

Advisor:Donna Beers
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PFC: David Browder
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MA Theta Induction
Number of New Members: 6
Number of Continuing Members:
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter mathematical activities this year:
Pi Mu Epsilon Induction, December 1, 2011 Presentation on April 17, 2012 by alumna Jessica Ogarek (B.S. Mathematics, 2006; M.S. Biostatistics, UMass-Amherst, 2011), on her research as a biostatistician
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2012 PME national meeting at MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin?
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.
Ariel Mueller (Class of 2012) was accepted into the M.S. degree program in Biostatistics at Boston University. Lynne Passanisi (Class of 2011) as accepted into the M.S. degree program in Actuarial Science at Boston University. Alicia Snell (Class of 2012) presented a paper, The History of Algebra From Ancient Egypt to 19th Century Europe, at the Undergraduate Conference at Simmons College on April 27, 2012. Vaden Broaddus (Class of 2012) presented a paper, Focus on the Foundation of Cryptology, at a Chapter meeting of Mathematical Association of America held at Simmons College on November 22, 2011.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.