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Pi Mu Epsilon

2018 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees

Danielle A. Adiletta, Clare M. Dalton, Julia R. Dimmerling, Alexandra M. Golia, Patricia M. Gresco, Douglas B. Klamka, Sarah G. McCaffrey, Vincent Mutolo, Jonathan Nikolaidis, Scout N. Oatman-Gaitan, Owen W. Platt, Elizabeth A. Ryan, Matthew J. Southerton, Carissa N. Stelter, Madison R. Taylor, Alexander M. Vetter, Matthias T. Wanner

Continuing Pi Mu Epsilon Members

Ronald A. Berna, David J. Santoro, Tasha Boland, Demetrios Papakostas, Ashden S. Personius, Brandon M. Spence, Shantel M. Silva

2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees

Mark Beisner, Ronald Anthony Berna, Christine Bianchi, Tasha Boland, James Cooney, Marjorie Hahn, Timothy Holton, Anthony James Morgan, Demetrios Papakostas, Ashden Personius, Jay Santoro, Matthew Scocozza, Shantel Silva, Brandon Spence, James Sutherland-Foggio

Continuing Pi Mu Epsilon Members

Meghan Cullinan, Karolina Golabek, Tanner Grace, Alyson Hopkins, Patrick A Saulino, Samuel Schafer, Ryan Zalla

2016 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees

William Allen, Lillian Boe, Meghan Cullinan, Karolina Golabek, Tanner Grace, Tracy L. Grim, Alyson Hopkins, Peter Houtkin, Anna Lake, Katherine Robbins, Patrick A. Saulino, Marielle C. Sauvigne, Samuel Schafer, Patrick Schroeder, Ryan Zalla

Continuing Pi Mu Epsilon Members

Julie L. Cornett, Angela HOng, Patrick Long, Anna Russo, Ryan Saccoman, Alyssa Spitzer

What is Pi Mu Epsilon?

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary mathematics society whose purpose, to quote from its Constitution, "is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions... ." To achieve this goal, chapters of Pi Mu Epsilon have been established at various academic institutions, including here at Villanova University. Each chapter is designated by the state in which it is located and by a Greek letter assigned chronologically. Thus, ours is the Pennsylvania Iota Chapter. Chapters elect members based on proficiency in mathematics, the minimum requirements being the completion of two years of college level mathematics courses with honorable grades and a ranking in the top one-third of one's class in overall college work. Since 1985, well over two hundred Villanova mathematics majors have become members of Pi Mu Epsilon.

The Villanova Pi Mu Epsilon Address.

Dr. Eugene Fiorini

"Beyond John Conway's Life"

Contact Pi Mu Epsilon

Villanova University Chapter:
Professor Edel Lukens (advisor)

National Office (official website)


2018 Dr. Betty Mayfield, Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler.               2017 Dr. William Martin, You Do The Math!                                                           2016 Dr. Eugene Fiorini, Beyond John Conway's Life.                                          2015 Dr. Ivars Peterson, Pancake Sorting, Prefix Reversals, and DNA Rearrangements.                                                                                            2014 Dr. Robert Jantzen, Spaghetti Curves: The Hidden Math of a Polar Coordinate Integration Problem.                                                                                     2013 Dr. Tommy Wright, Equal Proportions for Congressional Apportionment.        2012 Dr. Katherine Socha, Sea Battles, Benjamin Franklin's Oil Lamp, and Jelly Bellies.                                                                                                           2011 Dr. Tony Rothman, Princeton University.                                                 2010 Robert Ghrist, Sensor Sensibility: The Mathematics of Sensor Networks.          2009 Peter Sarnak, Diophantine geometry of Apollonian packings.                      2008 Helen Grundman, Niven numbers and n-Niven numbers.                            2007 Rachel Hall, Asymmetric Rhythms and Tiling Canons                                 2006 Stephanie Frank Singer, Counting the Vote: How Mathematicians Can Help Stop the Destruction of American Democracy                                                    2005 Pamela Gorkin, A Mathematician with Principles and Problems: Dirichlet.     2004 Chris Rorres, If Archimedes Had A Computer.                                                 2003 Larry Joel Goldstein, The Mathematics of Blood Flow.                               2002 John F. Dillon, National Security Agency, Pseudorandom Sequences with Ideal Autocorrelation.                                                                                            2001 Jerry Kazdan, The University of Pennsylvania, Using Symmetry.                 2000 Margaret H. Wright, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, The Mathematics of Optimization.                                                                                               1999 Michael C. Reed, Duke University, Mathematics of the Auditory System.     1998 Judy Kennedy, University of Delaware, Horseshoes and How One Thing Leads to Another.                                                                                                  1997 Jeffrey C. Lagarias, AT\& T Bell Labs, Keller's Conjecture on Cube Tilings.    1996 Jerry P. King, Lehigh University, The Art of Mathematics.                           1995 Leon Ehrenpreis, Temple University, Identities: What are they? How do you prove them? Who cares anyway?                                                                   1994 J. Stuart Hunter, Princeton University, Statistics and the Scientific Method  1993 Herbert Wilf, University of Pennsylvania, How Linear Algebra Helps Us To Count Things.                                                                                              1992 David Zitarelli, Temple University, Joseph Liouville: Modern Mathematician. 1991 Rhonda Hughes, Bryn Mawr College, From Fourier Series to Wavelets: Trends in Harmonic Analysis.                                                                                    1990 Donald Newman, Temple University, Those Billion Slices of Pi.                   1989 Amos Altshuler, Ben-Gurion University (Israel), An Impossible Concert for a Triangle and a Cube.