Pi Mu Epsilon

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2017/2018 Officers of the Nebraska Alpha Chapter

President
Lawrence Seminario-Romero
Vice President
Xuehua (Diana) Zhong
Primary Programmer
Shannyn Bird
Treasurer
Fatima Barragan
Secretary
Jared Ott

Membership Requirements

Pi Mu Epsilon is an honorary mathematics society that invites students to become members regardless of major. The Nebraska Alpha Chapter inducts new members each fall. Application is now closed until Fall 2017. Here you can view photo from the 2016 induction ceremony.

In order to qualify for membership, you must have:

  1. a 3.0 GPA overall,
  2. a 3.5 GPA in all math courses, and
  3. completed at least two semesters of calculus and at least two more classes at or above the level of calculus (e.g., Math 106, 107, 208 and one of 221 or 314).

Purpose

Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret organization whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions, and among the staffs of qualified non-academic institutions. It aims to do this by:

  1. electing members on an honorary basis according to their proficiency in mathematics,
  2. by engaging in activities designed to promote the mathematical and scholarly development of its members, and
  3. by taking any other measures that will further the purpose stated above.

Benefits

  1. Join the vast nationwide community of scholars sharing interest in mathematical sciences.
  2. Receive a one-year subscription to the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal (included in the lifetime membership fee).
  3. Gain eligibility to become an officer of the Nebraska Alpha Chapter. The officers can directly participate in planning and organization of the Chapter activities and Math Club events.
  4. Become eligible to apply for funding from the Pi Mu Epsilon to travel to undergraduate conferences. For example, PME Chapters can nominate members for support to attend the national Pi Mu Epsilon meeting held each summer in conjunction with the MAA's MathFest.
  5. Enhance your CV/Resume by listing your Pi Mu Epsilon affiliation.

Motto

To Promote Scholarship and Mathematics.

Colors

Violet, gold, and lavender.

Seal

Round, design of pin raised in center. The words, "Pi Mu Epsilon, Incorporated" around the edge.

Flower

Violet.

Shield

Divided into four parts. In the upper right hand corner, the design of a conventionalized violet; in the lower right, a summation sign; in the upper left, and integral sign; and in the lower left, three stars representing fraternity, morality and scholarship. Just above the shield proper the pin is represented, and below, on a streamer, is the Greek motto.

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History

Nebraska Alpha Chapter, founded in 1928, was the 15th chapter out of over 380 chapters around the country. Pi Mu Epsilon was founded in 1914 at Syracuse University in New York.