Hi Everyone,

My name is Justin Webster, and I'm an assistant professor in the mathematics and statistics department at UMBC.

I've been tasked with the job of overseeing Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), and as a first act of business, I wanted to revive this group (as a means of communication).

What is PME, you ask...well, it's a mathematics honor society:

http://pme-math.org/what-is-pme

If you are interested in joining, fill out an application (go to the "Files" tab and you should see "application") and give it (along with the appropriate check) to me (in Math and Psych. 430), or to the Mathematics Office. (In COVID times, the check will have to be mailed to the Mathematics and Statistics Department.)

Here are the national requirements for membership:

Undergraduate students who have completed at least the equivalent of two semesters of calculus and two additional courses in mathematics, at or above the calculus level, all of which lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences. In addition, such students must have maintained a grade point average equivalent to that of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, both for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences, and also for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for an undergraduate degree.

Graduate students whose mathematical work is at least equivalent to that required of qualified undergraduates, and who have maintained at least a B average in mathematics during their last school year prior to their election.

Our local requirements are:

Completion of MATH 301 with a C or better and a GPA of 3.0+ in MATH and STAT courses (MATH 151 and beyond, i.e. major courses).

In addition to the formalities surrounding membership and graduation, it would perhaps be nice to have some activities (e.g., movie/pizza night, informal advising, and/or maybe a "cool" math talk).

Keep an eye out for an e-mail or a post to this group about an organizational lunch hour meeting, to get our bearings, sometime in late February.

Lastly, please advertise this group (as well as PME membership) to those around you who might be interested and/or qualify for membership.

Sincerely,

Dr. Webster