University NewsTUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 - 11:41 AM
Ten Students Inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society
L-R: Katrina DiGloria, Noah Moreau, Lyndsey St. Jean, Luis Robles, Amanda Ruberto, Lindsay Williams, Paige Young, Elyssa Hannan, David Whittle, Brianne Slade
On Friday April 8th ten mathematics students were inducted into the prestigious Pi Mu Epsilon Society during a ceremony in the Center for Sciences and Pharmacy. Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honor Society; the purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions. Membership in Pi Mu Epsilon is based on scholarship, integrity and community. Founded on May 25, 1914, at Syracuse University, PME currently has over 350 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
"Being inducted into PI Mu Epsilon is a tremendous honor,” says inductee David Whittle. “ I have always enjoyed mathematics and I'm grateful to be recognized for my achievements.”
"The professors in the Math department are the most committed and compassionate staff on campus and I want to thank them for pushing me to excel these past three years,” said fellow Epsilon inductee, Paige Young.
Dr. Donna Beers of Simmons College delivered the Keynote Address titled, “Connecting Forensics and Linear Algebra.” Dr. Beers explained how linear algebra is a powerful tool for carrying out digital photo forensics, including being able to determine whether or not a photo has been manipulated to create a false impression. By using an Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform, mathematics enables forensic technicians to discover manipulation of digital imagery.
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