|Installation of Pennsylvania Tau Chapter and Initiation of Student and Faculty Members Back Row: Annmarie Houck, Lauren Metz, Tripty Modi, Robert Zanneo, Rebecca Zysk, Jennifer Duncan, Carrie Caswell, Mary Simone, Colleen Shelley, Kelsey Foster, Bro. Dan Wisniewski, O.S.F.S. Front: Daniel Papson, Michael Russo, Andrew Tevington, Joseph Marlin, Austin Benner |
Recently, two DeSales University faculty members and 15 students were inducted into the Pennsylvania Tau Chapter of the national mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon.
The students inducted were: Austin M. Benner, Kelsey R. Foster, Mary E. Simone, and Robert A. Zanneo, who are mathematics majors with a secondary education certification; Sarah A. Capano, Carrie A. Caswell, Andrew J. Tevington, and Rebecca A. Zysk who are mathematics majors; Jennifer L. Duncan, Joseph A. Marlin, Tripty Modi, Daniel J. Papson, and Michael P. Russo who are computer science and mathematics majors; Lauren N. Metz, who majors in accounting and mathematics; and Colleen M. Shelley, a chemistry and mathematics major.
The two faculty members were Bro. Daniel Wisniewski, OSFS, assistant professor of mathematics and chairman of the department of mathematics and computer science and Annmarie Houck, assistant professor of mathematics.
To qualify for membership students must rank in the top 35% of their class, while completing three college mathematics courses, maintaining at least a B average in all of them. Members are recognized and honored for individual achievements in mathematics.
At the induction ceremony, Wisniewski gave the opening remarks and Ron Wasserstein, president of Kappa Mu Epsilon, gave a speech entitled “What Probability and Forrest Gump Teach Us About the Pennsylvania Lottery.” Chapter officers were then named. Capano was installed as president, Zanneo as vice president, Kelsey Foster as secretary, and Michael Russo as treasurer. Wisniewski will serve as faculty advisor to the DeSales chapter.
Founded in 1931, Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics that promotes the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students and to help undergraduate students realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of civilization. The society has 144 active chapters and more than 75,000 members in 35 states.
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