Π Μ Ε

Pi Mu Epsilon

The National Mathematics Honor Society

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In the summer of 2004, the Mathematics Department at WOU was installed as the Oregon Delta chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon.
We are proud and honored to be part of this great tradition.

To learn more about Π Μ Ε, visit the national Π Μ Ε home page.

Western Oregon University Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremonies
2017 The induction ceremony for 2017 was held on June 8. Two new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Associate Professor Josh Laison from the Mathematics Department at Willamette University. His talk was “Variations of Graph Pebbling”.
2016 The induction ceremony for 2016 was held on Pi Day on March 14. 7 new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Emeritus Professor Mike Ward, Western Oregon University. His talk was “Cayley-Sudoku Tables: A WOU (Re)Discovery”.
2015 The induction ceremony for 2015 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 28. 2 new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Kendall Rosales, Western Oregon University. Her talk was “The Kakeya Needle Problem”.
2014 The induction ceremony for 2014 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 29. Five new members were inducted. The guest speaker was Professor Kathryn Nyman, Willamette University. Her talk was “Cutting Cakes with Linked Preferences.”
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2013 The induction ceremony for 2013 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 30. Four WOU professors welcomed new Pi Mu Epsilon members with a Mathematical Show and Tell featuring Breeann Flesch’s “Euler’s Formula”, Stanley Leung’s “Geostatistics”, Scott Beaver’s “Russell’s Paradox”, and Michael Ward’s “Change Ringing”.
2012 The induction ceremony for 2012 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 31. The guess speaker was Ken Ross, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon. His talk was entitled “Patterns of First Digits.”
2011 The induction ceremony for 2011 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 26. The guess speaker was Klay Kruczek, Western Oregon University (now Southern Connecticut State University). His talk was entitled “Paul Erdős: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers.”
2010 The induction ceremony for 2010 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 27. The guess speaker was John Lee, Oregon State University. His talk was entitled “Using What You Know to Get What You Want.”
2009 The induction ceremony for 2009 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 28. The guess speaker was Jamie Pommersheim, Reed College. His talk was entitled “Euler-Maclaurin Summation for Polytopes.”
2008 The induction ceremony for 2008 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 29. The guest speaker was Maria Fung, Western Oregon University (now Worcester State University). Her talk was entitled “Hamilton’s Quaternions: A Brief Introduction.”
2007 The induction ceremony for 2007 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 31. The guess speaker was Eugene Luks, University of Oregon. His talk was entitled “The 15 Puzzle, 15000-Page Proofs, and Parallel Computation”.
2006 The induction ceremony for 2006 was held on Academic Excellence Day on May 31. The guess speaker was Sam Hall, Willamette University. His talk was entitled “Eduoard Lucas: Sequences for Fun, Fame and Secrecy”.
2005 The induction ceremony for 2005 was held on May 2. The guest speaker was Tevian Dray, Oregon State University. His talk was entitled “The Geometry of Special Relativity”.
2004 The first WOU PME induction ceremony was held on July 9. The guest speaker was Michelle Schultz, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, serving as a councilor for the national Pi Mu Epsilon organization.

 

Qualifying for PME at WOU

Students who are candidates for undergraduate degrees at Western Oregon University (WOU) and who have met all of the following requirements are eligible for membership in the Oregon Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

  • 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.
  • Have maintained the equivalent of a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale in all mathematics courses that lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences.
  • Have maintained the equivalent of a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale in all courses that lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for an undergraduate degree.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Mathematics Department

503-838-8465 | or e-mail: pricesl@wou.edu