13 Undergraduates Inducted Into Pi Mu Epsilon Society
Thirteen undergraduate students were inducted into the Vanderbilt University Chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon Society in November 2019. The new members are: Dylan Folsom, Lucy Gallop, Kevin Gomez, Jackson P. Knox, Connor Lehmacher, Jason Mitrovich, Janet Stefanov, Heng Sun, Yuxi Wen , Michael Wu, Meng Yuan, Timothy Zaklama, and Chenyu Zhang.
Officers were also elected at the meeting. This year’s officers are: Jackson Knox, President; Connor Lehmacher, Vice President; Yuxi Wen, Secretary; and Michael Wu, Treasurer. The new members were celebrated at a reception following the ceremony.
Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) is an honorary national mathematics society dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. The organization sponsors an annual conference in conjunction with the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) annual MathFest. It also sponsors a journal devoted to topics in mathematics accessible to undergraduate students.
To be eligible for election to PME, undergraduate students must have a declared math major or minor and must have completed at least the equivalent of two semesters of calculus and two additional courses in mathematics at or above the calculus level. In addition, they must have an overall a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale and a 3.3 average for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences.
The Vanderbilt University Chapter of PME was founded in 2013. Principal Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director of Graduate Studies Lori Rafter serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor.