Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary mathematics society founded in 1914, with chapters on more than 150 campuses and a membership of more than 30,000. The University of Rhode Island’s chapter is called Rhode Island Alpha, and was established in 1961. We are the 88th chapter and we have inducted over 200 students since 1961. The current faculty adviser for this chapter is Mark Comerford.
Joining Pi Mu Epsilon
Anyone meeting one of the following sets of qualifications may be elected for membership in the Rhode Island Alpha Pi Mu Epsilon Chapter.
- Undergraduate students who have 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. In addition, such students must have maintained a grade point average equivalent to that of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, both for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences, and also for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for an undergraduate degree.
- Graduate students whose mathematical work is at least equivalent to that required of qualified undergraduates, and who have maintained at least a B average in mathematics during their last school year prior to their election.
- Members of the faculty in mathematics or related subjects.
- Any persons who have achieved distinction in a mathematical science.
Each inducted student will receive a letter of award, certificate, and one year subscription to the Pi Mu Epsilon journal. To see if you qualify please email the chapter adviser, Mark Comerford.