# Alaska Alpha Pi Mu Epsilon/Math Club

Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret Honor Society dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

## About Pi Mu Epsilon

A UAS student meeting the following qualifications may be elected to membership by the Alaska Alpha Chapter:

- 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.

This election shall be irrespective of sex, religion, race, or national origin.

## Alaska Alpha Chapter

The Alaska Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon was installed by Dr. Colin Starr of Willamette University on Thursday April 17, 2014.

Position | Name |
---|---|

Current Chapter President | Katy Price (AY 2019) |

Vice-President | - |

Secretary | - |

Chapter Adviser | Andrzej Piotrowski |

Permanent Faculty Correspondent | Chris Hay-Jahans |

### April 2014 Charter Members

Charter Members of the Alaska Alpha Chapter are:

- Nicole Jacobs (AY 2014/15 President)
- Patricia Gerdes
- Matthew Sperber
- Louis Scott
- Andre Bunton
- Jill Dumesnil
- Megan Buzby
- Andre Piotrowski
- Derek Eby

### September 2015 Chapter Members

- Michael Bushey
- Ashlynn Kay (AY 2016/17 President)
- Benjamin Malander (AY 2015/16 President)

### September 2016 Chapter Members

- Evan Carnahan (AY 2017/18 President)
- Zefeng (Felix) Xian

### November 2018 Chapter Members

- Katy Price
- Amy Jenson
- Sarah Liddell

## Memorable Events

### September 2017

The UAS Math Club and Alaska Alpha PME sponsored two talks by Dr. Charles Biles, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Humboldt State University: *The Electoral College vs. A Popular Vote*; and *A History of Congressional Apportionment: A Mathematical Perspective.*

### August 2014

Andre Bunton, BS in Mathematics May 2015, won a Pi Mu Epsilon award for his presentation on *Simultaneous Generation of a Basis B and a Corresponding B-CZDS* at the 2014 Mathfest in Portland, OR.

### April 2014

Installation ceremony of the Alaska Alpha Chapter - Thursday April 17, 2014.

After installing the Alaska Alpha Chapter and inducting Charter Members, Dr. Colin Starr of Willamette University gave a public talk titled *The Nine-Point Circle and Feuerbach’s Theorem*

## UAS Math Club

Any UAS student is welcome to join the UAS Math Club. The faculty adviser of the Math Club (and the Alaska Alpha Chapter of PME) is Andrzej Piotrowski. Individuals interested in giving a talk at one of the frequent Math Club meetings are always appreciated, and community members wishing to attend any such talk are very welcome. To find out about activities of this club, click on Math Club Activities, or contact Andrzej at apiotrowski@alaska.edu.