# Pi Mu Epsilon Society

**New Jersey Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon**

The National Mathematics Honor Society

### Criteria for candidacy to the New Jersey Zeta Chapter at the Fairleigh Dickinson

**University College at Florham are as Follows:**

- At least a 3.5 overall GPA with 95 credits or more
- At least a 3.7 overall GPA with 65 – 94 credits
- At least a 3.0 GPA in the mathematics major
- Must have taken at least two upper level mathematics courses
- Department faculty recommendation

To be chosen a member of Pi Mu Epsilon is a very high honor.

**Our Recent Inductees:**

Carolyn Abino, Lauren Hansen, Brianna Logan, and Matthew Leo Sullivan, Amy Beideman, Holly Corsaro, Lara Hirschensen, Matthew Wasserman, Richa Sarin, Patrick Grimm, Huazhen Liu, Brenna Harris

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society. It was founded at Syracuse University and incorporated at Albany, New York on May 25, 1914. The purpose of Pi Mu Epsilon is the promotion and recognition of mathematical scholarship among students in postsecondary institutions. It aims to do this by electing members on an honorary basis according to their proficiency in mathematics and by engaging in activities designed to promote the mathematical and scholarly development of its members.

Pi Mu Epsilon is an academic society consisting of chapters located throughout the United States. Chapters of Pi Mu Epsilon may be chartered only at academic institutions whose standards are excellent in all the liberal arts and particularly so in mathematics. A careful probing investigation is made before a charter is granted to an institution.

**Benefits:**

Opportunities for Student Research Presentations at the College at Florham

Student members who have done mathematical research are encouraged to submit papers to the** Pi Mu Epsilon Journal **for publication. The

**was established in 1949, and features articles for students, by students. Each year, the top three student papers to appear in the**

*Pi Mu Epsilon Journal**PME Journal*receive cash awards.

Students are also encouraged to present papers both locally and at the national meetings of the Mathematical Association of America. Each year the National Office of Pi Mu Epsilon will pay up to $600 of the expenses for one student from each chapter who presents a 15 minute paper at the summer mathematics meeting. If more than one speaker from a chapter attends, each additional speaker (up to four) will be able to receive an allowance equaling up to 20% of what the first speaker receives. In case a chapter has no speakers, then the National Council will furnish one half the travel expenses up to $300 for one delegate from each. In addition, the National Security Agency most years has provided a grant to Pi Mu Epsilon to provide money to student speakers to help pay for their expenses while at the national meeting. This money should be enough to cover a student speaker’s registration fee, room in the dorm, and meals (including the Pi Mu Epsilon banquet). The American Mathematical Society usually provides money to award cash prizes for each outstanding student presentation during the summer meeting.

The members of the NJ Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Fairleigh Dickinson University might promote mathematics by sponsoring extracurricular activities on campus each semester.