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Math Club / Pi Mu Epsilon

  Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) Membership Information
2014-2015 Math Club & Pi Mu Epsilon Officers

President: Phil Novak

Vice President: Brad Perschbacher

Secretary: Zoey Weber

Treasurer: Beth Herdegen

 
Club News

Five of our math majors received Outstanding Senior Awards from five different departments in 2014! Tyler Nadeau stole the show with his answers to Dr. McDaniel’s charades. Tyler won the Outstanding Math Senior award for his stellar GPA, enormous dedication to the tutoring lab and the fact that he started teaching secondary mathematics as a full-time sub on May 12, 2014. Michael Gagnon won the International Business award. Ian MacNeil, who began his dedication to politics before he even got to Aquinas, won the Political Science award. Two-time summer researcher Marissa Saladin split the Chemistry award with Andrew Zahrt. We also have to brag about math major and tennis star Aaron Hendrick who won the Joseph Baker Memorial Award for his domination in tennis and his academic strength.

 

Math Majors 2014

Math Majors 2014
 

The data has been analyzed and we conclude: if you want to win an outstanding senior award, double major with math!

 

Pi Mu Epsilon

Twenty math majors graduated in 2014 and ten people were inducted in to the math honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon, this year.  We welcomed new members Kailey Dani, Brad Perschbacher, Phil Novak, Janine Golob, Chuck Hyde, Jackie Gipe, Noah Davis, Beth Herdegen, Lucas Giroux, and Krystin Dreyer at the Induction Ceremony on April 12, 2014.

 

We had a great party in their honor with 25 people, including Brian Matzke, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Jennifer Dawson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Our speaker, AQ alumna Jessica Kochin '03, told her story from math major to her master’s degree to her work in Human Resources for Ford and her place on a governor’s committee.

Pi Mu Epsilon
 
Noah Davis, Zoey Weber and Jackie Gipe missed the Pi Mu Epsilon Induction because they were speaking at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Undergraduate Math Conference. Noah gave the results from his paper, “Squaring the circle in hyperbolic geometry,” set to appear this spring in the Rose-Hulman Math Journal. Jackie presented her paper, “Invertible chord diagrams from the wheel,” which remains under consideration at The Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications. Zoey was already in Pi Mu Epsilon, so she traded the induction ceremony for two days of math.
 
Membership Requirements
Neither a math major or minor is required to be in PME; but taking the calculus sequence and beyond usually means one of these has happened. Membership is most difficult at the sophomore level, where the prospective member must be a math major with at least three math courses taken, including Calculus I. The sophomore must have a 4.0 in math and be in the top fourth of that student's class.
 
For students above sophomore level, the requirements are more adaptable. Four math courses including the calculus sequence is the big hurdle because the calculus sequence is three courses long. The prospective member must have a B average in math and must be in the top third of the class. One further requirement for all prospective PME members: you must be a Math Club member as well. The Math Club contains the honor society as well as providing participants with mathematical activities outside the classroom. To be a member of the Math Club, all you have to do is attend three Math Club meetings! So, for you successful math students at Aquinas College, check it out! You might just be able to increase your mathematics enjoyment, boost your resume and have some fun all at the same time. >Learn more about the installation of PME