Resources for Current Students
Honors, Awards and Honor Societies
|Departmental honors provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves academically by engaging in advanced individual scholarly activity in their major. It is designated as a 499 class in your major, and you work one-on-one with a faculty supervisor to undertake an honors project appropriate to the field. Find out more here.
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honors society whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics. The Pi Mu Epsilon Zeta chapter at UNC Wilmington has been in existence since 1974.
An initiation ceremony is held once a year in May. Membership in Pi Mu
Epsilon is conferred as a reward for scholarly achievement in mathematics.
It is by invitation, and based on guidelines set by the national office. The
qualifications to be accepted into the society include the following:
sophomores who are mathematics majors or who have an intent to major in
math, with a 4.0 g.p.a for all mathematics courses taken, and who are in the
top quarter of their class in general college work; juniors and seniors who
have had two years of college mathematics including calculus and at least
one 300 level course, a 3.0 g.p.a. for mathematical courses, and who are in
the top one-third of their class in their general college work. Initiation
dues are $22, which include a certificate. New members are inducted for
life, and receive a one year subscription to the Pi Mu Epsilon journal.
Departmental Awards and Scholarships
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has long recognized
outstanding students in the programs offered. Starting in 2009 students can
apply for competitive awards and scholarships from the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics. The faculty will review the applications and determine which
students will receive the available scholarship awards. The awards
will be announced at a departmental award ceremony.
Students are encouraged to apply for awards and scholarships, descriptions of these are given here.
- The requirements for a student to be a candidate for a departmental award include a minimum GPA of 3.20, full-time and continuing student status, and a major in the department. Additionally, the student must have completed MAT 261 or STT 315 and at least 45 hours of course work, of which at least 15 hours must be from UNCW. The applicant must be registered as a UNCW student for the ???? academic year.
Past recipients of scholarships and awards (since 2001) are listed here.
|Statistics, contact Dr. Jim Blum [ blumj AT uncw DOT edu ]
||Mathematics, contact Dr. Jeff Brown [ brownj AT uncw DOT edu ]
Professional Societies in Mathematics and Statistics
Undergraduate Research Opportunities