Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is an honorary mathematics fraternity. There is a local chapter at Andrews University, chartered in 1970 and called the Michigan Gamma chapter because it was the third chapter to be chartered in Michigan.
There is a national meeting of Pi Mu Epsilon once a year, usually the first week in August, at which students present papers about their research projects. Some years ago, Michele Pezet who was then an Andrews student, presented a paper at the annual meeting and won a $100 prize. If a person from one of the local chapters, such as the Andrews chapter, wishes to present a paper at a national meeting, Pi Mu Epsilon will pay up to $600 of travel expenses to that meeting. If a person wants to attend the meeting without presenting a paper, Pi Mu Epsilon will pay half of one person's travel expenses, up to a maximum of $300.
If you are a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, that fact is announced in the Commencement program booklet when you graduate. Membership in Pi Mu Epsilon is also a great addition to a resume.
To be eligible to join Pi Mu Epsilon you must satisfy either of the following two sets of criteria:
1) Be an undergraduate student with four semesters of college mathematics including calculus, with at least a B average in mathematics courses. You must also be in the top half of your class in overall GPA.
2) Be a sophomore who is majoring or intends to major in mathematics, who has completed three semesters of mathematics including two semesters of calculus with a straight A record in all mathematics courses taken. You must also be in the top quarter of your class in overall GPA.
It costs $20 to join. For this you get a certificate of membership and a one-year subscription (two issues) to the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, which contains articles on mathematical topics generally understandable to undergraduates. If you want to continue your subscription beyond the year, you may renew at that time for $20 for two years.
For more information, visit Pi Mu Epsilon.