Math Students Inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon New York Chapter
The Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences recently announced the induction of Angela Andrese and Jacob Quattrini into the New York Alpha Sigma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at St. John Fisher College. Their induction ceremony was held April 5 in the Hughes Rotunda.
To be nominated, Andrese and Quattrini demonstrated excellence in their academic achievements and have both been involved in a variety of activities outside of the classroom that promote mathematical scholarship and mathematical community.
Andrese has been active with the Math Club, including serving as the club’s Vice President during an exciting period of renewed activity and visibility for the club. Quattrini has been an active member of the Math Club, while also serving as President of the Physics Club. In their leadership roles with the Math and Physics Clubs, they were among several student leaders who co-organized a trip for the Math, Physics, and Chemistry Clubs in February 2013 to New York City to explore the National Museum of Mathematics and the American Museum of Natural History. That trip was recognized by the Student Government Association as the Club Collaboration of the Year.
Additionally, Andrese was instrumental in encouraging the department to form a team of students to compete in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Contest on Modelling, and she has pursued opportunities for intellectual growth by attending math education conferences, both regionally and nationally. In addition, she has supported the Association for Mathematics Teachers of the Rochester Area (AMTRA) conferences held at Fisher as a volunteer. As a NOYCE Scholar, she will be continuing her academics next year in the College’s GMST program, working toward her Master’s degree in Math Science and Technology Education.
Last summer, Quattrini took part in an REU (research experience for undergraduates) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, working with Dr. Shane A. Catledge on research on the "Effects of boriding on cobalt-chromium orthopedic implant alloy for improved adhesion of ultra-hard carbon films." His work sought to find ways to improve the durability of artificial joints under long-term use. Quattrini also took the Putnam Exam in December, and is currently a Science Scholar who will pursue a path to become a high school science teacher.
The New York Alpha Sigma Chapter was created in 2011 as the 351st chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. As a national mathematics honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon is devoted to the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics at academic institutions.
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