Pi Mu Epsilon celebrates 20th induction ceremony
The Twentieth Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture and Induction Ceremony was held on Friday, October 22. Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honor Society and induction into this Society recognizes the academic accomplishments of student members, particularly in mathematics. VT Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Saint Michael’s College, established in 2003, is the oldest Pi Mu Epsilon chapter in Vermont.
This year’s event, which was held in-person and attended by over 35 individuals, consisted of the Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture, by Professor Lloyd Simons of Mathematics and Statistics. It was entitled “Riemann Surfaces, Covering Spaces, and Dessins d’Enfants”. Dr. Simons is a founding faculty member of VT Alpha Chapter, and it was an honor to have him as this year’s speaker.
After the Lecture, 17 students and 2 faculty members were inducted into VT Alpha Chapter during the ceremony. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics congratulates and welcomes the newly inducted members of VT Alpha Chapter and wishes them a successful mathematical future. Here is the list of this year’s inductees: Mitchell Andrea, Samuel Berry, Jenna Blain, Jacob Burcroff, Maggie Burnham, Summer Chaponis, Zachary Hinds, Brook Hodgeman, Chris Kombo, Marcus Mallows, Elizabeth Marini, Max Noddings, Eli Rankin, Kevin Russell, Emily Sancomb, Dylan Wawruck, Aidan Westfall, Prof. Cornelia Mihaila, Mathematics and Statistics, and Prof. Clayton Cafiero, Computer Science.