An induction ceremony into Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society was held today at Delta State University to recognize some of the university’s brightest math students and faculty.
This year’s inductees included Dr. Liza Cope, Elisabetta Zengaro, Megan Mayfield and Morgan Maloney.
The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership. Faculty members are also eligible for induction.
Clifton Wingard, professor of mathematics and department chair for the Department of Mathematics said, “Kappa Mu Epsilon is a highly-respected honor society. The students who are being inducted into the chapter this year have distinguished themselves in academics, and in particular, mathematics. The Mathematics Department is especially proud of these students.”
According to the KMU website, the honor society was established to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major.
The website also states the primary purposes of being a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon are to further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on undergraduate programs; to help undergraduate students realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of civilization; to develop an appreciation of the power and beauty possessed by mathematics, due, mainly, to its demand for logical and rigorous modes of thought; to provide a society for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level; and to disseminate the knowledge of mathematics and familiarize its members with the current progress in this important area of human interest.
For more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics, call 662-846-4475.