Organizations and Affiliations
New York Alpha Lambda Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon
The New York Alpha Lambda Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) was chartered in 2005. The Chapter engages in and sponsors a variety of mathematically related activities on campus. PME takes pride in recognizing outstanding accomplishment. Join us now and direct your mathematical enthusiasm to brighter horizons.
A candidate for admission into Pi Mu Epsilon must fulfill the following requirements:
- A candidate must have completed Math 71, 72 and 73 or the equivalent. In addition a candidate must have completed at least one 100-level course other than Math 114. Transfer students must also have completed one academic year as well as one mathematics course at Hofstra University. Graduate students must have completed 12 credits of 200-level math courses.
- A candidate must have the following minimum scholastic requirements, based only on courses taken at Hofstra:
- Sophomores: 3.6 Mathematics GPA, 3.5 cumulative GPA;
- Juniors: 3.5 Mathematics GPA, 3.4 cumulative GPA;
- Seniors: 3.4 Mathematics GPA, 3.3 cumulative GPA;
- Graduates: 3.7 Mathematics GPA.
- A candidate must submit a letter of recommendation from a Hofstra Mathematics Department faculty member, as well as a copy of his/her DARS.
- Dues in the amount of $30.00 ($10.00 to the Local Chapter, $20.00 to the National Chapter) are due upon acceptance and must be received prior to the induction.
The William Lowell Putnam Competition
Students from Hofstra University participate each year in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, given on the first Saturday in December.This challenging test is given to undergraduates all over the United States and Canada. The problems do not necessarily require any advanced mathematics; many are accessible to freshmen in their first year of calculus. There are big bucks for the individuals and schools that do extremely well. For others, there are the honors and graduate school opportunities that come with being listed as one of the top 500 participants. Furthermore, there are book prizes for the first and second place winners at Hofstra. For everyone, there is the enjoyment of working on interesting problems and improving your problem-solving skills, as well as certificates awarded at Math Recognition Night. The competition takes place on campus, with lunch provided courtesy of the Math Department. The deadline for registration is in early October each year. If you are interested in participating, please leave your name, e-mail address, and telephone number with Professor Raymond N. Greenwell, 100C Adams Hall, (516) 463-5573. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Problem Solving Competition
The Problem Solving Competition, sponsored by the American Society for the Communication of Mathematics, consists of the Problem of the Month and the U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship. The Problem of the Month is posted three times a semester every spring and fall. The first person to get a correct solution to Professor Raymond N. Greenwell, 100C Adams Hall, will receive a certificate at Math Recognition Night. Two students contributing solutions to the Problem of the Month or participating in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be invited to participate in the U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Competition, held during Mathfest, the summer mathematics conference of the Mathematical Association of America. All students who participate in this competition will receive a T-shirt and medallion, and the top scorers receive trophies, a calculator (for the top scorer), and an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Library (for the top scorer who is a U.S. citizen). For further information, contact Professor Raymond N. Greenwell at (516) 463-5573, email@example.com.