Illinois Nu Wins Spring 2017 PMEJ Problem Contest!
We are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 PMEJ Problem Contest Winner. Four schools qualified by submitting two correct solutions: Andrews University, Cal Poly Pomona, The Episcopal Academy, and North Central College; the randomly selected one was North Central College (Illinois Nu).
Problem Department for Spring 2017 PME Journal Available Online
Go to the PME Journal page to see the problems for the Fall 2016 issue.
Nominate your PME Advisor for the 2017 J. Douglass Faires Advisor Award
Every three years, the J. Douglass Faires Award is presented to a chapter advisor in recognition for his or her outstanding service. Advisors who recognize the importance of mentoring students, who encourage students to engage in scholarly activities, who ensure that their chapters are active, etc. play an extremely vital role in promoting PME’s mission. If you wish to nominate your own advisor, please email Professor Paul Fishback at fishbacp@mail.gvsu.edu and briefly describe why you feel he or she is deserving of this honor. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2017. The recipient of the award will be recognized during the PME Banquet at MathFest and will receive a $500 cash prize.
Special Session at MathFest for Undergraduate Math Organizations
Math Potluck: A Student Swap Session
Saturday afternoon, July 29, 2017
Calling all undergrads and faculty advisors! Does your department have (or want!) a Math Club or student chapter of the AWM, MAA, PME, or SIAM? This session will provide a forum for sharing your favorite or most successful student activity. The presenter(s) will provide a “howto” for a single math event that a math club or student chapter has held. Together, we will build a toolbox of successful activities to take back to each of our campuses! Following the morning presentations, a free lunch will be held for all presenters and attendees of this session to promote continued discussion and collaboration amongst participants. Please indicate in your abstract submission whether your group is a Math Club or student chapter of AWM, MAA, PME, or SIAM.
This session is jointly sponsored by the AWM, MAA, PME, and SIAM
Go to this page to submit an abstract for this session.
2017 Council Elections Results
Officers of Pi Mu Epsilon (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020)
President:
Paul Fishback fishbacp@mail.gvsu.ed 
PresidentElect:
Stephanie Edwards sedwards@hope.edu

Past President:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics angie@math.ysu.edu 
Secretary/Treasurer:
Chad Awtrey Department of Mathematics and Statistics cawtrey@elon.edu 
Councilor:
Darci L. Kracht Department of Mathematical Sciences darci@math.kent.edu

Councilor:
Jennifer Beineke Department of Mathematics jbeineke@wne.edu 
Councilor:
Shannon Overbay Department of Mathematics overbay@gonzaga.edu 
Councilor:
Tom Wakefield Department of Mathematics and Statistics tpwakefield@ysu.edu

Editor, PME Journal:
Brigitte Servatius Department of Mathematical Sciences bservat@wpi.edu 
New PME Contest: Have a Pizza Π!
To encourage students to work together on PME Journal problems, Pi Mu Epsilon is happy to announce that any schools which send in correct solutions to at least two problems will be entered into a drawing to win a free pizza dinner (up to $100). Faculty may work with students , but each solution must have at least one student. The number of problems solved by your school is how many times your schools’ name will be entered, and then one name will be uniformly drawn for the prize.
Current and past Journal Problems can be found on the PME Journal page.
Problem Department for Fall 2016 PME Journal Available Online
Go to the PME Journal page to see the problems for the Fall 2016 issue.
New Chapter! Kennesaw State University
Reactivated Chapter! University of Arkansas at Pine Bluffs
New Chapter! Mercer University
PME is Now Accepting Membership Enrollment Payment by Paypal
We are now accepting payment for membership enrollment by Paypal. Please use Paypal to pay your chapter’s fees if possible. This will cut down on errors and delays and save the precious time of our hard working, volunteer Treasurer/Secretary.
Problem Department for Spring 2016 PME Journal Available Online
Go to the PME Journal page to see the problems for the Spring 2016 issue.
PME Announces 2015 Richard V. Andree Awards
The Richard V. Andree Awards are given annually to the authors of the papers, written by undergraduate students, that have been judged by the officers and councilors of Pi Mu Epsilon to be the best that have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year.
Until his death in 1987, Richard V. Andree was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. He had served Pi Mu Epsilon for many years and in a variety of capacities: as President, as SecretaryTreasurer, and as Editor of this Journal.
Problem Department for Fall 2015 PME Journal Available Online
Go to the PME Journal page to see the problems for the Fall 2015 issue.
New Chapter! Washington College
New Chapter! Belmont Abbey College
PME Student Awards and Photographs from MathFest 2015 in Washington DC
Information on the 2015 PME Conference can be found under the PME Conferences – Past National Conferences drop down menu.
PME Announces 2014 Richard V. Andree Awards
The Richard V. Andree Awards are given annually to the authors of the papers, written by undergraduate students, that have been judged by the officers and councilors of Pi Mu Epsilon to be the best that have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year.
Until his death in 1987, Richard V. Andree was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. He had served Pi Mu Epsilon for many years and in a variety of capacities: as President, as SecretaryTreasurer, and as Editor of this Journal.
New Chapter! University of Pudget Sound
New Chapter! California University of Pennsylvania
New Chapter! University of Redlands
New Chapter! University of Idaho
2015 National PME Conference Talk Submissions are due by June 5
PME is now accepting submissions for 15 minute talks for the PME Student Paper Sessions at MathFest in Washington DC, August 5 – 8, 2015. Generous travel support is available to all PME student speakers. Details on submitting a talk, registering for MathFest, and applying for funding can be found under the PME Conferences drop down menu. The deadline for talk submissions is June 5, 2015.
New Chapter! Newberry College
Applications for 20152016 Good Lectureships now being accepted
Good lectureships provide up to $500 in travel expenses for a member of the PME Council to visit your chapter, give a mathematical talk, and met with students and faculty to share ideas for enhancing your chapter’s programs. The application process is simple and most applications are funded. To apply fill out the online form found on the PME Grants page.
New Chapter! Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal joins JSTOR!
The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal will soon be available on JSTOR. Many thanks to Pi Mu Epsilon Journal editor Brigitte Servatius for all her hard working in making the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal searchable and indexed for all to enjoy.
Ohio Iota at Denison University wins Centennial Celebrations Contest!
The Ohio Iota chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Denison University celebrated the centennial by creating a lavender and gold paper chain of Mobius bands. The first charter and roll book (featuring two professors emeriti!) are proudly featured in the display case.
The PME Council thanks all the chapters that sent entries. The other entries can be seen below.
New Chapter! Lebanon Valley College
Record attendance at Centennial Meeting!
Over 80 students attended the PME Centennial Celebration at Mathfest 2014 in Portland, Oregon. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)
2014 National Meeting Information
Professor George Yates Receives J. Douglas Faires Advisor Award
Professor George Yates, advisor of the Ohio Xi Chapter of PME at Youngstown State University, was awarded the 2014 J. Douglas Faires Triennial Advisor Award at the PME Centennial Banquet. Professor Barbara Faires, wife of the late J. Douglas Faires, is pictured with Professor Yates. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)
Past President David Sutherland presented C.C. MacDufee Award for Distinguished Service
Past President David Sutherland was presented the C.C. MacDufee Award for Distinguished Service to Pi Mu Epsilon at the Centennial Celebration Meeting in Portland, OR on August 8, 2014. (Photograph by Robert Sefton Smith)
Pi Mu Epsilon occasionally bestows a special award to people who have made significant contributions to the Society and its student members. The C. C. MacDuffee Award for Distinguished Service was first given in 1965. The first recipient was J. Sutherland Frame and there have been only fourteen others. The MacDuffee award is not given annually, but (in the words of the 1965 PME Council) “often enough to be recognized and seldom enough to be meaningful.”
David Sutherland was inducted into the Arkansas Beta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon as a student at Hendrix College on May 9, 1979. In 2014 he finished his term as Past President of PME after 15 years of exceptional service on the PME Council.
When David first joined the PME Council he took on the job of Webmaster. He greatly expanded and enhanced the website. He worked for years to digitize the back issues of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal into a searchable database. David was always willing to travel for PME on a moment’s notice and made 23 official PME visits to Chapters in 14 states, from Florida to North Dakota.
As the PME Centennial approached David became the PME historian. He made arrangements with the Mathematics Archives to accept PME memorabilia in their collections. He went through numerous boxes of documents, digitizing many and curating those he selected for the archives. He created exhibits of historical documents to display at the 2014 JMM and MathFest and wrote an article for MAA Focus on the PME Centennial.
David worked with numerous Hendrix College students on research projects, brought many students to speak at the PME meeting at Mathfest, and his students published several articles in the PME Journal.
But it was his gentle leadership after the sudden death of beloved PME Secretary/Treasurer Leo Schneider in 2010 that was his greatest inspiration to all PME members, and the Council in particular. It was a very difficult loss for the Society, and David got us through it with extraordinary grace and kindness.