# Pi Mu Epsilon

In 1989 the New York Alpha Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon was established at Geneseo. Each year we induct our best students into this prestigious national honor society.

It was founded on May 25, 1914 at Syracuse University. The purpose of Pi Mu Epsilon is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions and among staffs of qualified non-academic institutions.

Each spring, the Pi Mu Epsilon coordinator reviews the transcripts of current mathematics majors with sophomore standing, or above. Candidates must meet both internal standards of excellence and the nationally set criteria to be inducted.

For more information on the national organization go to: http://www.pme-math.org/

## Standards

**Sophomores:**Completed Math 221, Math 222, Math 223, Math 233, Math 239, and at least 6 credits of 300-level math courses with all A's or at most one A-.**Juniors:**Completed at least 9 credits of 300-level math courses with minimum Math GPA of 3.70 and minimum 300-level Math GPA of 3.60.**Seniors:**Completed at least 12 credits of 300-level math courses with minimum 300-level Math GPA of 3.60.- All students must major in Mathematics and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Furthermore,
**eligible students must have contributed positively to the Mathematics community above and beyond the minimal degree requirements.**Examples of contributions include math-related directed studies, math-related research, working in the Math Learning Center, attending math conferences or REUs, actively participating in PRISM, math colloquia, or other Math Department events, etc.

## Induction Ceremony

An induction ceremony and reception are held for inductees, members and their families each spring. If you are inducted, we encourage you to attend this ceremony so that we can celebrate your academic and mathematical achievements with you. A list of students who have been inducted into PME in previous years (since 2007) is below. Also, we like to invite special guest speakers to the induction ceremony each year, including a few graduating seniors and a Geneseo alumnus/alumna.

### Alumni Guest Speakers

- 2019: Tom Fisher (Class of 2013)
- 2018: Malcolm Kotok (Class of 2011)
- 2017: Kaitlyn Gayvert (Class of 2012)
- 2016: Michael Bennett (Class of 2009)
- 2015: George Reuter (Class of 1996)
- 2014: Alison Bowen (Class of 2011)
- 2013: Arunima Ray (Class of 2009)
- 2013: Caitlin Lamoreaux (Class of 2011)

## Pi Mu Epsilon Putnam Prize

To promote scholarly work in mathematics among our students, the Alpha Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon is offering a prize* for our top scoring students on the annual William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition in the fall and the University of Rochester Math Olympiad in the spring. A list of recent award recipients can be found here.

**First Place PME Putnam Prize*:**$75 award to the top scoring SUNY Geneseo student on the annual William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition. To be eligible the individual must receive a positive score. If no student is eligible, the award may be given for top performance in a later mathematics competition (usually the Rochester Mathematics Olympiad). In the event of a tie for first place, then those students will split the total first and second place prize amount of $125.**Second Place PME Putnam Prize*:**$50 to the second highest scoring SUNY Geneseo student on the annual William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition. To be eligible the individual must receive a positive score. If no student is eligible, the first place award will be upgraded to $125. In the event of a tie for second place, then those students will split the total second place prize amount of $50.**First Place PME Rochester Olympiad Prize*:**$75 award to the top scoring SUNY Geneseo student on the annual University of Rochester Math Olympiad. To be eligible the individual must receive a positive score. If no student is eligible, the award may be given for top performance in a later mathematics competition. In the event of a tie for first place, then those students will split the prize amount of $75.

* *- All prizes are contingent on the availability of funds.*

## Previous Inductees

### Members Inducted

in 2020

Joseph Cilento

Matthew Ficarra

Cristina Gulli

Laura Kowalski

Julian Lee

Jonathan McCart

Rachel McLauchlin

Natalie Schurman

### Members Inducted

in 2019

Yi Liu Chen

Gena Driscoll Brantley

Sarah Loprieno

Natalie Kot

Katarina Nichols

Taylor Ott

Ian Parks

Genevieve Rowe

Amanda Smalley

Jenna Urso

Nate Walker

John Wilson

### Members Inducted

in 2018

Alexander Belles

James Canning

Marcus Converse

Jeffrey Doser

Duncan Ho

Kathryn Kress

Natalie LaCourt

Eric Piato

Caroline Rupp

Kayla Truong

Robert Tumasian

Greg Vinal

### Members Inducted in 2017

Gabrielle Angeloro

David Clarkson

Justen Geddes

Katie Patterson

Dillon Ramsey

Adam Schneider

Samantha Summers

Julia Witkowski

### Members Inducted in 2016

Stephanie Allen

Heather Barcomb

Natalie DuBois

Robert Fogelson

Walter Gerych

Anna Holcomb

Connor Keenan

Christopher Kramer

Nicholas LaVigne

Laura Mattison

Shayne O'Brien

Keith Osborne

Andrew Pensoneault

Lisa Rosenberg

Jessica Steidle

Brianna VanSoest

Cameron Ziegler

Jenna Zomback

### Members Inducted

in 2015

Anna Clifford

Jane Coons

Carolyn Engelhardt

Samir Farooq

Jacob Goldberg

McKinley Gray

John Hines

Madeline Klein

Doug Knowles

Kwan Ho Lee

Rayanne Luke

Marina Massaro

Michael O'Boyle

Michael Ramsey

Timothy Rusaw

Rebecca Stefano

Alina Versalova

Stephanie Wilcoxen

### Members Inducted in 2014

Michelle Barnum

Stephen Barron

Shannon Dorney

Marcus Elia

James Ford

Andrew Hessler

Jack Jenkins

Cathryn Menarchem

Michael Pilosov

Andrew Samer

Gregory Spitz

Carmen Staub

Herbert Susmann

Shawn Ward

Katherine Weber

### Members Inducted in 2013

Alexander Chichester

Shane Clark

Noah Dukler

Sara Gearhart

Katherine Gullo

Ethan Koreff

Meghan Milana

Emily Novak

Emmy Petty

Megan Ryan

Rachel Serpe

Anh Tran

Suraj Uttamchandani

Jian Cong Zeng

### Members Inducted in 2012

Stephanie Berland

Raymond Cook

Patrick Daniels

Thomas Fisher

Jessica Guise

Timothy Jones

Minchul Kang

Hannah Keehan

Brian Knapp

Robert Magnus

Kristina Punzi

Sarah Schaefer

James Sincebaugh

Joseph Storm

Michael Vaiana

### Members Inducted in 2011

Nathan Benz

Michael Cerchia

Wilson Cheung

Samuel Cohn

Kaitlyn Gayvert

Kaitlin Keller

Kirill Lazebnik

Zachary Nelson

Daniel Rossi

Jeffrey Singer

Jeffrey Zeitler

### Members Inducted in 2010

Erik Baranowski

Alison Bowen

Boning Chen

Lee Gabler

Geoffrey Henderson

Ashley Hewson

Julie Howell

Stefan Kell

Malcolm Kotok

Caitlin Lamoreaux

Hannah Miller

Karyn Muir

Brendan Murphy

Sarah Orbesen

Kevin Palmowski

Melissa Patti

Carla Pennello

Wanting Shao

Edward Watts

Christopher Zorn

### Members Inducted in 2009

Alison Amidon

Lindsay Burcyk

Bridgette Heap

Robert Henchen

David Kent

Kurt Kubli

Casey Lane

Kathleen Nowak

Dennis Ruppe

Zachary Wolf

Phillip Zizzi

### Members Inducted in 2008

Nicholas Devin

Aaron Fried

Heather-Lyn Good

Nicole Kingsley

Andrew Knight

Colin Kremer

Nathan Lauffenburger

Elizabeth Peterson

Alexandra Pink

Alissa Pioli

John Reynolds

Jason Scott

Donovan Shickley

### Members Inducted in 2007

Michael Bennett

Michael Costanza

Jesse Cutting

Michelle Davis

Amanda Kelly

Ryan Mahoney

Gina Marzullo

Arumina Ray

Jordan Rogers

Laura Salvalzo

Jacqueline Strain

Aaron Young

### Faculty in PME

Erin Harris

Aaron Heap

Olympia Nicodemi

George Reuter

Lisa Smith

Melissa Sutherland

### Retired Faculty in PME

Lew Friedland

Edward Wallace