Texas A & M University
2011-2012 Chapter Report
Prof Phil Yasskin
President: Laura Caflisch
Vice President: Todd Schrader
Treasurer: Elizabeth Coffey
Number of New Members Inducted:51
Number of Continuing Members: 98
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter activities this year:
In our October meeting, Dr. Frank Sottile gave an interactive presentation on four-dimensional solids. He demonstrated methods for representing solids in higher dimensions and members participated in building their own 3D projections of four-dimensional shapes. In our January meeting, Dr. Anna Spice gave an interesting talk on vector graphics and how they are used to animate the old arcade game Asteroids. She discussed the mathematical basis behind vector graphic design.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2012 PME national meeting at MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin?
Calvin Smith, Aaron Moore, Jennifer Bachand, Nicholas Mai, Justin Cantu, Kenneth Reed.
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?