# student activities

## scsu math club

The SCSU Math Club meets alternate Mondays in EN D 125 at 1:00 p.m.

## Putnam Exam Seminars

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition, known more briefly as the Putnam Exam or the Putnam, is an annual mathematics competition open to undergraduates in the United States and Canada. Administrated by the Mathematical Association of America, the Putnam is widely regarded as the most challenging undergraduate mathematics examination given in America. To help Southern students prepare for the Putnam, the Department of Mathematics is running a Putnam seminar on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. during the Fall semester in EN D122. For more information about the Putnam Exam or the Putnam Exam Seminars, please contact Dr. Gingrich or Dr. Fields in the Mathematics Department.

## mathematical contest in modeling (MCM)

The Southern Mathematics Department has sponsored student teams in the annual international Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The competition is held over a four-day period in February, during which each team of three undergraduate students is asked to research, clarify, analyze, and propose a solution for one of two open-ended mathematical modeling problems.

## Pi Mu Epsilon – The National Mathematics Honorary Society

The Eta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the National Mathematics Honorary Society, was installed at Southern Connecticut State University on April 28, 2013. At the installation ceremony, the former PME national president, Joan Weiss (Fairfield University), gave a brief history of Pi Mu Epsilon and inducted the charter members. For more information about Pi Mu Epsilon, please contact the chapter advisor, Dr. Kruczek.