On Friday, April 21, a ceremony was held to induct 32 students and 6 faculty into SUNY Oneonta’s newly created local chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon honor society for mathematics. This represented the culmination of two years of joint effort by Dr. Jonathan Brown and undergraduate students Melissa Haig, Taylor Zelka, Mark Sweatlock, Rachael Caterisano, Emily Thresher, and Danielle Grieco.
Founded in 1914 and currently consisting of 334 member institutions nationwide, Pi Mu Epsilon aims to promote mathematics and recognize students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. The society achieves its goals by publishing a semi-annual journal for publishing refereed undergraduate work, as well as interesting mathematical problems, as well as by supporting conferences, providing grants, and providing awards to distinguished undergraduates.
The induction ceremony featured a presentation on the history and activities of the society by Dr. Jennifer Bieneke, of Western New England University and representing the National Pi Mu Epsilon Council, as well as a presentation on Platonic Solids and the Euler Characteristic by Dr. Keith Jones.