Cameron University's Gamma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) inducted its newest members during a special ceremony on April 22, while students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics or mathematics education and students who completed the Putnam exam were honored earlier this week.
PME, an honor society for mathematics with more than 200 chapters in the United States, was incorporated in 1914 at Syracuse University. Cameron's chapter, the third in Oklahoma, was founded in 1979. Students inducted into Cameron's chapter were: Matthew Edward Boyles, Holly Grider, and Matthew B. McLaughlin, all of Lawton; Heather Doslich, Ennis, TX; Marlon K. Joseph, Gros Islet, St. Lucia; Mausam Kusma and Sweta Shrestha, both of Bhaktapur, Nepal; and Jingshu Zhao, Chendu, China.
Jingshu Zhao was named Outstanding Mathematics graduate for 2009-2010, and Matthew Landoll, Lawton, was named Outstanding Mathematics Education graduate for 2009-2010. Other commencement candidates in mathematics are: Kendra R. Collins, Danielle Komula, Matthew B. McLaughlin and Hong L. Yoon all of Lawton; Brigit R. Minden of Marlow; and Jeriah Jn Charles and Miah Jn Charles of View-Fort, St. Lucia. In addition, Michelle L. Davis, Marlow, is a candidate for a bachelor's degree in mathematics education.
Special awards were given to Jingshu Zhao of Chendu, China; Jeriah Jn Charles and Miah Jn Charles, View-Fort, Saint Lucia; Nitesh Verma, Birgunj, Nepal; and John Dave Auwen, William Fleshman, David Milhalik and Isaiah Munir, all of Lawton, for their participation in the 69th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Special recognition was given to Isaiah Munir and Jeriah Jn Charles for their scores on the exam. According to the Mathematical Association of America, which administers the contest, the competition "is designed to stimulate a healthful rivalry in mathematical studies in the colleges and universities of the United States and Canada." This six-hour exam, held on the first Saturday in December, consists of 12 extremely difficult mathematics problems.
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May 5, 2010