Illinois Alpha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012-2013 Chapter Report

Chapter: Illinois Alpha
Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Report Year: 2012-2013 Chapter Report
Advisor: Philipp Hieronymi
Advisor's email address:
PFC: Alison Champion
PFC's email
Officers: President: Brian Freidin; Vice President: Wei Cheng; Treasurer: Christina Chiappetta; Secretary: Errol Kutan; Webmaster(Fall 2012)/Techretary(Spring 2013): Jiayi Lin/Wei Cheng.
Chapter URL:
Number of New Members: 19
Number of Continuing Members: 6
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter mathematical activities this year:
We have seen a less than mediocre showing of members in our meetings this academic year. Most meetings only have the officers (and guest speakers) as attendees. Dismayed be not, the officers worked hard on revamping the Chapter's infrastructure, yielding fruitful results which may be partially seen on our new website. Other Chapters are welcome to imitate or inquire about our web design or document layouts, etc. The officers sincerely hope that the labor paved way for the future success of our Chapter.
Do any of your chapter members plan to attend or present a paper at the 2013 PME national meeting at MathFest in Hartford, Connecticut?
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.
We have recent graduates who will go to graduate school in Brown University, UIUC and Columbia University. Many current members have also won scholarships and awards.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.