Mathematics & Statistics

National & Regional Conventions

Throughout the years, student members of Kansas Delta have regularly prepared mathematics papers and presented them at Regional and National Conventions of KME. In these competitions, Kansas Delta students have done very well. Since 1973, over 30 have been presented. Almost all of these presentations have ranked in the top four of all the papers presented at the respective conventions.

Student papers are featured at regional as well as national conventions, and by the time a paper reaches a convention its academic level is sufficiently good to be considered for publication in The Pentagon; the official journal of the KME. (see below for more information). In addition to student papers, it contains news items about various chapters and their activities, as well as interesting problems and book reviews that help to promote the following five-fold objectives of the society:

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

The Pentagon

The Pentagon is the student-oriented journal of Kappa Mu Epsilon. The journal is published semiannually in May and December by the Society. Papers written by undergraduate mathematics students for their peers are solicited. Papers written by graduate students or faculty will be considered on a space-available basis. Individual domestic subscriptions to The Pentagon are $5 for one year, or $10 for two years. For further details on The Pentagon, and how to submit an article for publication or to subscribe, visit the KME national website.

National

The 2015 National Convention of Kappa Mu Epsilon will be held at Florida Delta Chapter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, Florida, April 9-11, 2015.

Delegates from each chapter and members of the National Council transact official business of Kappa Mu Epsilon at national conventions. A national convention is held during odd numbered years for the purpose of:

  • receiving student papers
  • electing officers
  • voting on motions to amend the constitution or by-laws
  • voting on motions relating to establishment of new chapters
  • deciding other matters concerning the society

KME 2011

Faculty Kevin Charlwood, Michael Mosier and Allan Riveland took five students, Andrew Lake, Anna Lischke, Stehpen Littleton, Michael Reb, and Sean VanDyke to the KME national convention held at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis, April 14 - 16, 2011. Andrew Lake won a “top 4” award for his presentation, “Dates, Times and Students: A Graph Theoretical Solution to the Scheduler's Dilemma,” Michael Reb presented, “The Hat Problem: A Mathematics Student's Perspective,” and Sean VanDyke presented, “Math Magic.”

kme 2011

kme 2011

Regional

Since 1972, regional conventions are also held during even numbered years under the sponsorship of a regional director in cooperation with the national council. When a chapter decides to host a regional convention, the chapters in the region as well as those from surrounding states are invited to attend.