Founded in 1994, the Student Chapter is open to all
students with an interest in Mathematics. Student Chapter members are able to join
the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and subscribe to MAA journals at substantial
discounts. Members also receive the quarterly Math Horizons at no charge.
Chapter activities include attending and making presentations
at the semi-annual meetings of the Maryland, D.C., Virginia section of the MAA,
inviting speakers for special lectures, and planning social activities. The Spring
'96 section meeting was held at Randolph-Macon, where senior Josh Pepper won the
award for best student presentation in the section.In the Spring of 2000, students
Neil Bridge and Thadd Selden received second place in the student presentation awards.
In addition, events are scheduled on campus specifically for the R-MC chapter. The
most recent event was the showing of Archimedes' Secret in April 2003 (see photos
For further information about the student chapter, or to join, contact Professor
The MAA maintains a great list of resources, competitions, opportunities for research
and employment, and more - just for students. Visit the
MAA Student's Page and browse.
Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, was founded in 1914 at Syracuse
University and was incorporated on May 25, 1914 under the laws of the state of New
York. Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret organization whose purpose is the promotion
of scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions and
among staffs of qualified non-academic institutions.
The local organizations of Pi Mu Epsilon are the Chapters. The Virginia Iota Chapter
was established at Randolph-Macon College in 1996. Charter members include Joshua
Pepper, Julie Jones, Shawn Pickerell, Todd Saunders, and Christopher St. Jean.
Each Spring the Virginia Iota Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon holds an
initiation ceremony to induct its new members. The ceremony is always accompanied
by an interesting talk from someone outside tha R-MC community. The 2003 ceremony
was certainly no exception. Dr. Ezra "Bud" Brown from Virginia Tech spoke on "Elliptic
Curves from Mordell to Diophantus and Back." Dr. Brown is an award winning teacher
and writer of expository mathematics and an accomplished speaker. He is very adept
at sharing his excitement about mathematics with others. Following Dr. Brown's talk,
seven new members were inducted into the local Pi Mu Epsilon chapter: Lindsay Garofalo,
Jayhoon Jung, Julia Kelly, Jonathan Perkins, Matthew Preddy, Kelly Prestipino, and
Lyle Walden. Congratulations to our newest members.
For further information visit the Pi Mu Epsilon
For further information about the Randolph-Macon chapter, contact Professor