Kappa Mu Epsilon - Chapter NY Rho

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a mathematics national honor society founded in 1931. The five goals of Kappa Mu Epsilon are to further interest in mathematics, emphasize the role of mathematics in the development of civilization, develop an appreciation of the power and the beauty of mathematics, recognize the outstanding mathematical achievement of its members and familiarize members with the advancements being made in mathematics. Our chapter NY Rho was established in 2009 and as of 2019, we have approximately 190 members.

To become part of the chapter, (a) the student must have completed at least three semesters at Molloy, (b) ranked in the top 35 percent of the class, (c) completed at least three college math courses (MAT 2210 or higher) with a grade of B or better in these courses, (d) completed at least one semester at Molloy if transferred from another institution and have completed at least one mathematics course (MAT 2210 or higher) with a grade of B or better at Molloy, prior to his or her initiation.

For more information on KME, please visit http://kappamuepsilon.org/.

Corresponding Secretaries

Dr. Manyiu Tse, mtse@molloy.edu
Dr. Deborah Upton, dupton@molloy.edu


President: Christina Labita, clabita@lions.molloy.edu

Vice President: Samantha Fischetto, sfischetto@lions.molloy.edu

Secretary: Kelsey Burke, kburke@lions.molloy.edu

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that New York Rho will be hosting the 2020 KME New England Regional Convention on Saturday, April 18 at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York.  We are planning for a full day event, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Typically, registration fees for regional conventions do not exceed $40 per person; chapters that attend may receive up to $200 to help defray costs.  We are currently working on a budget to defray the cost for student attendees and presenters.

Jaimie Stone from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island will deliver the keynote address:

"Mathematics in Popular Culture"

Popular culture can play a profound role in a mathematics classroom.  The speaker will share first-hand experience creating Integrative Learning courses at Johnson & Wales University such as The Statistics of Popular Culture and The Science of Superheroes.  Examples such as predicting Oscar winners, Family Feud, and Disney Bracketology will show the value of using popular culture to engage students. Come for the mathematical genius of Tony Stark. Stay for the applied mathematics of Iron Man.

The main purpose of the convention is to provide student members with the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, as well as to encourage networking and collaboration across chapters.  Students are encouraged to prepare a presentation abstract. Please refer to the document for the guidelines for submission.

Contact Dr. Deborah Upton or Dr. Manyiu Tse via email at nyrho@molloy.edu.

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