PME Annual Conference

The 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon National Meeting will be held at MAA MathFest in Chicago, IL, July 26 – 28, 2017. 

This year PME students will submit their talks, apply to be a non-presenting delegate, apply for travel funding, and select their banquet meal on this Google form.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for PME student papers is Friday, June 2, 2017.

Shortly after submitting the Google form application you will be contacted with more information about the conference.

Please read the information below before completing the Google form application.

  1. Students who wish to present in the Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions at MathFest 2017 should consult with their PME Chapter Advisor before submitting a paper or applying for funding.
  2. No student may apply for funding from both the Mathematical Association of America and Pi Mu Epsilon.
  3. All PME speakers must be members of the chapter at their home institution. Students must get approval from their chapter advisor to speak in the PME Student Sessions.
  4. Graduating Seniors are eligible for funding as are graduate students who wish to present work done as an undergraduate. Graduate students must not have completed more than 30 hours of graduate work and must get approval from the advisor of the PME chapter at their undergraduate institution.
  5. Each Pi Mu Epsilon student talk is to be given by a single speaker. Joint presentations are not permitted.
  6. Every student paper session room will be equipped with a computer projector and a screen. Presenters must provide their own laptops or have access to one. Each student talk is fifteen minutes in length.
  7. Each PME speaker and chapter delegate must register for MathFest on the MAA Mathfest Registration page under the Undergraduate Student category. PME Students should NOT buy a ticket to the PME banquet when registering for MathFest with the MAA. PME will provide all PME speakers and delegates with a free banquet ticket. Please register by June 30 as the registration price will increase from $99 to $119 on July 1, 2017.
  8. Each chapter may designate up to 5 student speakers for transportation support of up to $600 per student with a $1200 per Chapter maximum. If a chapter is not sending any speakers to the conference it may send a delegate. Delegates are eligible for funding of half their transportation expenses up to $300. To be eligible for funding you must be a PME Student Speaker or Delegate. Only one Delegate per Chapter can receive funding and only if that Chapter has no speakers.
  9. PME will also provide each funded student speaker and each funded delegate a stipend to help defray his/her other expenses, such as housing and food. The stipend is usually about $250. Almost all PME student speakers receive transportation and sustenance funding.
  10. Transportation expenses include airfare, train ticket, automobile mileage, parking expenses, and ground transportation to the conference headquarters. Shortly after the student speaker abstract submission deadline of Friday, June 2, 2017, each speaker and delegate will receive instructions from Pi Mu Epsilon for submitting transportation information and receipts. Students should not purchase travel tickets until they have received instructions from PME.
  11. Students will receive travel reimbursement and sustenance checks after the PME Banquet on Friday evening at the meeting. No funds are available from PME before that time.
  12. In the spirit of professionalism, students receiving funding must agree to attend events on all three days of MathFest including the following:

The Opening PME-MAA Student Reception on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The J. Sutherland Frame Lecture given by Professor Ingrid Daubechies on the evening of Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions on Thursday and Friday, July 27 – 28, 2017

The Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet on Friday, July 28, 2017

PME speakers and delegates are also encouraged to attend MAA student events which do not conflict with the above obligations.

Any speaker or delegate to who fails to attend one of the above events must obtain, prior to the conference, an exemption from Pi Mu Epsilon President, Dr. Angela Spalsbury ( or risk forfeiting all society funding.