Illinois Nu
North Central College
2012-2013 Chapter Report

Chapter: Illinois Nu
Institution:North Central College
Report Year: 2012-2013 Chapter Report
Advisor:David Schmitz
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Officers: 2012 - 2013 officers: Co-presidents: Maria Gommel and Tyler Schroeder Vice president: Shaun Ballard Secretary: Christopher Halverson Treasurer: Kacy Kane
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Number of New Members: 26
Number of Continuing Members: 35
Describe the two most interesting or unusual chapter mathematical activities this year:
Our chapter sponsored 2 colloquiums featuring both faculty speakers (one talk focused on how to use a slide rule, and another featured continued fractions) and student speakers (students spoke about the summer REU experiences). We also hosted some friendly competitions, including a trivia contest and a Ken-Ken contest.
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.
Four of our PME members are headed to graduate school in mathematics or statistics: Maria Gommel, Tyler Schroeder, Christopher Halverson, and Steven Mackey. Maria Gommel and Tyler Schroeder presented their research at NCUR (LaCrosse, WI) and at North Central's own Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
If you were awarded a PME Lectureship, Conference, or Prize Grant within the past year, please briefly describe the results.