## Pi Mu Epsilon

**The Pi Mu Epsilon National Organisation**

**Pi Mu Epsilon: Academic Qualifications**

**Spring 2018 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction**

**The Spring 2018 Pi Mu Epsilon induction ceremony was held on 5th April in the Mathematics
Department. **

**Some of the Spring 2018 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees**

**Here is another picture from the ceremony.**

**The complete list of Spring 2018 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees: ****Ethan M. Braglio, Angela F. Bussanich, Robert J. Clark, Patrick G. Corrigan, Gretchen
E. Curry, Brandon M. Edwards, Andrew Fleming, Abigail E. Foster, Albert J. Haynes,
Josiah D. Keller, Robert H. Langel, Stacy A. Porten-Willson, Kelly M. Schmoock, Jonathan
I Thurston.**

**Here is a link to a video collage of the induction ceremony.**

**Here is the program from the ceremony.**

**Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction**

Some of the Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees

The complete list of Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees: Jeremiah A. Budgeon, Samuel Caldwell, Katie P. Deegan, Anna L. Dyska, Sara J. Ercolani, Albert G. Greaver, Kimberly A. Jackson, Caroline Krusen, Audrey E. O’Keefe, Alexandra H. Sonn, Kylie A. Starliper, William C. Steen, Michael T. Tarrant, James T. Ward, Mary C. Weese.

### Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Presentations by Students

Undergraduate Research at West Chester University and Beyond

Abstract: One of the goals of Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) is to promote mathematical scholarship at the undergraduate level. Three PME members,

Kenny Gill worked with Dr. Nitica on a research project which involved applying tools from commutative algebra to tiling problems.

He is co-author with Dr. Nitica of the paper Signed tilings by ribbon L n-ominoes, n even, via Gröbner bases, which appeared in the Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics.

During the summer of 2016, he completed a workshop at the University of Illinois- Chicago and an REU at Missouri State; the latter produced two more papers, one of which has been submitted for publication.

In the fall of 2016, Kenny participated in Penn State’s Mathematics Advanced Studies Semesters (MASS).

He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics and is currently gravitating towards the areas of low-dimensional and geometric topology.

Outside of math, Kenny enjoys playing early music on the viola da gamba and is also trained as a composer and violinist.

Pro Kumar took part in an interdisciplinary social network analysis project with Dr. Marano, Dr. Crossett and Dr. Burns; which he presented at the 2015 MAA MathFest in Washington D.C.

He took an international REU in gravitational wave physics hosted at Université Paris-Sud (Paris XI) in Orsay, France.

He plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in experimental physics.

Outside of academics, he enjoys coaching the throwing events for his high school track and field team, cooking exotic food, weightlifting, and hiking.

and

Corin Stratton was hired to do research with Dr. Kolpas and Dr. Auld.

The project they worked on was research into modeling resulting fitness from the mating strategies of simultaneous hermaphrodites.

He is a co-author with Dr. Kolpas on “Optimal Mating Strategies for Preferentially Outcrossing Simultaneous Hermaphrodites in the Presence of Predators”, a paper which they are presently working on getting published.

Corin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics, specialization to be determined.

In his spare time, he works on a few software side projects and plays video games.

discuss their undergraduate research experiences together with their insights into how to apply to graduate mathematics programs.

### Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Presentations by Alumni

Three WCU alumni,

Patrick Dozier graduated WCU with a B.S. in Industrial Mathematics and a minor in
Physics in 2013 and

received a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware.

He is currently an Associate

Application Developer at HMHS Health Solutions (a subsidiary of Highmark Health) in
Harrisburg, PA.

Paul Johnson graduated WCU with a B.S. in Computational Mathematics and a minor in computer science in 2015.

He is employed as a Front End Software Engineer at SCOIR in West Chester.

and

Alex Meade graduated WCU with a B.S. in Computational Mathematics and minors in both
computer

science and music in 2013. He is currently an Application Developer at HMHS Health
Solutions.

speak about their current job positions.

Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Presentations Flyer

### Spring 2014 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction

2014 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees Nicole Evans, Nicholas Karras, Marissa Koch, James Servansky

The complete list of Spring 2014 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees: Nicole Evans, Chris Houck, Nicholas Karras, Marissa Koch, Ryan Kunselman, Haley Paiva, James Servansky

### Spring 2013 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction

Some of the 2013 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees

The complete list of Spring 2013 Pi Mu Epsilon Inductees: Adam T. Farrow, Dan T. Hiltebeitel, Michelle Madsen, Michael Muir, Chris Schauble, Sara Still, James Wing.

Three students,

and

gave presentations on their undergraduate research.

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