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Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) and Math Club

Kappa Mu Epsilon | Math Club

Kappa Mu Epsilon

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics fraternity designed to appeal essentially to undergraduate students. It was founded by Dr. Emily Wyant, a graduate of the University of Missouri, working closely with Professor L.P. Woods, head of the Department of Mathematics at Northeastern Oklahoma State Teachers College.

KME's motto is "Develop an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics." The objective of the organization since its inception has been the fulfillment of this motto. Official business of Kappa Mu Epsilon is transacted at national conventions by delegates elected by each chapter and by members of KME's National Council. The convention is held in the spring every two years during odd numbered years, and as well as conducting regular business, the conventions are an opportunity for the presentation of student papers.

Kappa Mu Epsilon's five-fold objectives are:

  • To further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on the undergraduate programs
  • To help the undergraduate realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of western civilization
  • To develop an appreciation of the power and beauty possessed by mathematics, due, mainly, to its demand for logical and rigorous modes of thought
  • To provide a society for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level
  • To disseminate the knowledge of mathematics and to familiarize the members with the advances being made in mathematics

The Pentagon is the official journal of the Society. It is published semiannually in the spring and fall of each year. Articles of interest to undergraduate mathematics students are included, as are news items about various chapters, and a problems section.

For more information, please see the KME National Mathematics Honor Society Home Page, or contact Jonathan Shapiro, Cal Poly KME Advisor.

Math Club

The Math Club is a social club comprised of Math majors, minors, and any others who wish to participate. Meetings are held approximately every two weeks. Club members have access to the Math Lounge, which was remodeled in 2002 and received new computers in 2009 solely funded by the College Based Fee. The Club designs a T-shirt each year that is then printed and sold at the quarterly book sale or by contacting the Math Club. Funds raised from the book sale pay for the annual End-of-Year trip attended by Math Club members. For more information or to contact the Math Club please email them at mathclub@calpoly.edu.