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Mathematics

Student Organizations and Events

Student Organizations

Mathematical Society

The Moravian Math Society, a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, is a student group open to all Moravian students who are interested in mathematics.

The society works to foster a sense of mathematical community, through regular on-campus events as well as field trips each semester. The society also serves as a social network when you need help with calculus homework or when you need to decide what you want to do after college.

Each week, the Math Society hosts an Epsilon Talk -- a brief presentation of a cool math topic, beyond the scope of classroom material. Both professors and students are invited to talk, sharing their math experiences and research. These events are open to the Moravian community and are a great way to learn more about math in the world, get a glimpse into future classes as well as to connect with fellow classmates and faculty.

Epsilon Talks 2018:

  • The Extremes of Philosophy
  • The Mathematics of 20th Century Music
  • Galileo’s Paradox and Infinite Numbers
  • Collapsing Graphs and Game Theory

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honor Society which promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among students. Membership is conferred in recognition of scholarly achievement in mathematics. The local chapter, Pennsylvania Omicron, was chartered here at Moravian in 1984. Our chapter sponsors the Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference, a regional meeting for undergraduates interested in mathematics and related fields.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Joining the international campaign, Moravian WISE’s mission is to promote diversity within the STEM fields and the growth of science education. Our organization hosts outreach programs with local schools and scouting groups to support these goals. Membership is open to all students.

Annual Events

Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference

The Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference was first held in 1987, making it one of the oldest student mathematics conferences in the country. This one day event is a fantastic opportunity for students from around the region to present their work as well as become inspired from their fellow undergraduate colleagues, stepping outside of each college campus to join with a greater math community.

Student Scholarship Day

Each spring, Moravian College engages in a day of celebration for student scholarship. Students who have engaged in independent research are invited to participate in talks, presentations, or poster sessions. The entire campus community is encouraged to attend and discover what kinds of research is being conducted across the college. 

Moravian Math Matters (M3)

Every spring, M3 brings local middle- and high-school students to campus to experience Math in the World. After a key-note address about new ideas in mathematics, the students work with our faculty members in small workshops to explore interesting aspects of mathematics. Through this outreach event, we promote higher math education as well as share ideas of what can you do with a Mathematics degree.

Discrete Mathematics Days 

LVAIC event held at least once a semester which allows students to present their work to other LVAIC schools.


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The Marlyn A. Rader Memorial Prize in Mathematics

The recipient of the award must have completed at least six courses in mathematics at the College, including at least one 300-level course, and be among the top students whose mathematics cumulative grade point average is 3.7 or above. Normally, the recipient will be a senior.  

Recipients:

2018 Brittany Strausser

2017 Devon Vukovich

2016 Tessa Haney

2015 David Yerger

2014 Alek Szlagyi & Alicia Altemose

2013 Steve Scheirer

2012 Andrew Watson and Chris Kieszack

2011 Hannah Yang and Brian Hunscher

2010 Allison (Bruckart) Lauderman

2009 James Long

2008 Rebecca (Angstadt) Roche and Rachael Todd

2005 Jamie (Steigerwalt) Lobdell and Megan McKee

2000 Laurie Sibbach Morgus 

1999 Erik Csikos