Welcome to the University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics's Undergraduate Student Organization. The Math Club is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in mathematics. The Math Club holds several meetings a semester which may feature a talk on an interesting piece of mathematics, information about opportunities for students such as summer programs or careers, or mathoriented social activities. Events and useful links are listed below.
Questions, comments, and ideas for future activities and events should be directed towards the Math Club Leadership Team:
Faculty Advisor:  Peter Bonventre  peterbonventre@uky.edu  
President:  Kathryn Schantz  ksc245@uky.edu  
VP of Information:  Angela Vichitbandha  aavi226@uky.edu  
VP of Outreach:  Michael Harp  
VP of Resources:  Owen McGrath 
The graduate student council (GSC) hosts department tea in POT 745 most Tuesdays and Fridays, from 2:30 to 3:30. Undergraduates are welcomed to drop by and especially encouraged to attend when Math Club hosts (see events for dates). There is tea, coffee, and cookies.
The UK Math Club thanks the JC Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund for its continued patronage to activities.
August 29  Welcome Back Social  
Join us for our usual beginning of the semester meetandgreet event! We will introduce ourselves and tell you about some future events and opporuntities around the department towards the beginning but anyone can drop by from 56pm in POT 745. Free pizza as always! 

September 5  Landon Gauthier  University of Kentucky, Graduate Student 
The Harmonic Series, but just a little less
One of the most interesting series we learn in Calculus is the Harmonic Series. It is interesting because it is the first example of a series that passes the Divergence Test but still diverges. This talk will look at how close the Harmonic Series is to converging. Specifically, we will see what numbers we have to remove in order to make the series converge. For example, we take the Harmonic Series but leave out the terms with a 9 in it. It turns out, this converges! This surprising result is bizarre and yet, as we will see in the talk, makes perfect sense. 

September 7  Menger Sponge Build 

Saturday 26pm Math House 
This was a project suggested by one of our members. We will be attempting to build a level2 menger sponge out of card stock according to instructions located here. We'll have the materials and instructions so just show up for a mathy project, snacks, and fun! 

September 12  Summer Experiences and Resume Workshop  University of Kentucky, Undergrads 
5:006:30 
Many undergraduates at UKY do research over the summer in mathematics or related fields. At this meeting, four seniors will give short talks about their experiences from this past summer.
This will include REUs in computer vision (Sean Grate; UKY), geometric group theory (Jessica Appel; GA Tech), and algebraic graph theory (Angela Vichitbandha; JMU) and a software engineering internship (Zack Newcomb; Dynetics, DoD contract).


September 26  Hannah Larson  Stanford 
Lines in Algebraic Geometry
Suppose you write down a general polynomial in x, y, z and consider the surface of all points where it vanishes. What can you say about the family of lines contained in this surface? Are there no lines, a finite number of lines, infinitely many? We'll derive an expected dimension for the family of lines depending on the degree of the polynomial (and generalize this to more variables). There will be many examples and ``hands on demos." 

September 27  Math Club HostedDepartment Tea  
The undergraduate math club will be hosting the department tea on Friday Sep 27th, from 2:303:30 in POT 745. Come mingle with faculty and graduate students in a more casual setting. We will have tea, coffee, and cookies. 

October 3  REU and Graduate School Info Panels  Joint with AWM 
5:005:40 Grad 5:506:30 REU 
Math Club and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will be hosting two info panels, one about graduate school and another about research experiences for undergrads (REUs).
We will have current UK grad students and faculty talking about graduate school and undergrad and grad students and faculty talking about REUs.
Both will feature their experiences, advice, and how to apply (we have several faculty who have experience with admission committees).


October 8  Game Night  
Tuesday 5:307:30 Math House 
Math Club and Society of Physics Students will be having a game night! Bring your own board games and we'll have pizza and snacks! 

October 29  Registration Social/Informal Advising Night  
Tuesday 56 
An informal advising meeting for talking to professors and other students about next semester's classes, the math major, or anything mathish. This is a casual gathering with no presentation or panel beyond introductions at the beginning. Unofficial major flowcharts are available below, under "resources". 

November 7  Khyrstyna Serhiyenko  University of Kentucky 
Title and Abstract TBA 

November 21  Katharine Ott  Bates College 
Convolution: From Calculus to Image Processing
Convolution is a mathematical operation defined on two functions,fandg, that produces a third function. This new function, denotedf∗g, is somehow a “blend” offandg. In the continuous case the blending is achieved viaintegration, whereas discrete convolution is defined via summation. This talkwill introduce the convolution operation in both the continuous and discretesettings, and for functions of one and two variables. We will then exploreapplications of convolution to digital image processing, with an emphasis onimage filtering in the spatial domain. 
January 17  Welcome Back Social  
A casual meetandgreet, including a brief talk about getting involved with the undergraduate Geometry Lab. 5 to 6 pm in POT 745 with free pizza as always! 

January 31  Max Kutler  University of Kentucky 
Torsors
What do antiderivatives of e^{x^2} have in common with voltages in an electric circuit? Both live in a torsor! As this question suggests, torsors show up all over math and physics. While the concept is relatively simple, learning to recognize torsors can lead to deep insights. In this talk, I'll convince you that you already know what torsors are, show you several examples, and tell you about some of the deeper implications. 

February 7  Game Night  
5:307:30 Math House 
Join us at the Math House for board games and pizza! Feel free to bring your own games if you want to (we will have several). 

February 8  Department Tea  
The undergraduate math club will be hosting the department tea on Friday Feb 8th, from 2:303:30 in POT 745. Come mingle with faculty and graduate students in a more casual setting. We will have tea, coffee, and cookies. 

February 21  Oliver Pechenik  University of Michigan 
Taking the Long Way Home
Cameron and FonderFlaass studied a simple action on piles of cubes stacked in the corner of a room. The dynamics are nonetheless quite mysterious! In particular, repeating this action will always eventually return the original pile, but sometimes the voyage is much longer than expected. Separately, motivated by problems in algebraic geometry, Thomas and Yong introduced combinatorial algorithms on certain grids of numbers. In particular, there is a beautiful Ktheoretic promotion operator, which again has mysteriously large orbits, despite its simple combinatorial definition. We'll see how these two mysteries are in fact the same mystery, and use this relation to explain special cases of both actions. (Based on joint work with Kevin Dilks and Jessica Striker) 

February 22  Math ClubHosted Department Tea  
The last Friday of every month from 2:303:30 in POT 745 

February 28  Michael Blum  
A speaker from General Electric, Michael Blum will be talking about the mathematics of GE's induction cooktops and working in industry. 

March 7  Richard McQueen  University of Kentucky, Undergrad 
Excursions in Set Theory, or Voodoo by Any Other Name
Intuitively, one may think that there are more integers than primes, but under Cantor set theory both collections are of the same size. In this framework we will be proving two other surprising correspondences. In the first part it will be shown that the real line and the complex plane not only possess the same number of elements but in fact have equivalent structures under addition. In the second, it will be shown that there are as many real numbers as there are continuous realvalued functions. 

March 19  Registration Social/Informal Advising Night  
Tuesday 
An informal advising meeting for talking to professors and other students about next semester's classes, the math major, or anything mathish. This is a casual gathering with no presentation or panel beyond introductions at the beginning. Unofficial major flowcharts are now available below, under "resources". 

March 21  Eaves Lecture: Tara Holm  Cornell University 
CB 106 
Understanding Symplectic Geometry through Polytopes and Lattice Points
Topology is often called "rubber sheet geometry" and is described as "floppy" while geometry is more "rigid". Symplectic geometry, the natural geometry of classical mechanics, is floppier than Riemannian geometry but more rigid than topology. I will give an overview of this floppy/rigid spectrum. We will then explore how the geometry and topology of symmetries in this context relate to properties of polytopes, motivated by many pictures and examples. I will conclude with how some of my recent work, joint with Daniel CristofaroGardiner, Alessia Mandini and Ana Rita Pires, comes to feature continued factions, counting lattice points, and the Philadelphia subway system.


March 27  Melody Chan  Brown University 
Wednesday 
Moduli Spaces


Math ClubHosted Department Tea  


April 4  Ami Radunskaya  Pomona College 
From Music to Mathematics: One Woman's Journey
I have always been fascinated by the relationship between pattern, prediction, order and disorder. Mathematics is the perfect language to describe the evolution of patterns, and music is a great way to listen to them. My first career as a musician led to a new career in mathematics, as I pursued patterns and prediction through the study of dynamical systems and ergodic theory. In more recent years, I have discovered that mathematical descriptions of physical processes can be used to address problems in medicine, such as understanding how cancer evolves, or developing treatment strategies. In this talk I will describe my own journey from musician to mathematician to modeler, highlighting this path with mathematical examples. 

April 12  Math ClubHosted Department Tea  
Join us for the last math clubhosted tea of the semester. There will be tea, coffee, and cookies. 2:303:30 in POT 745. (Moved from April 26 due to conflicts.) 
August 30  Welcome Back Meeting  
A casual meetandgreet. As always, 5pm in POT 745, with free pizza. 

September 11  Game Night with Dr. Michael Hill  UCLA 
Math House 5:307:30pm 
Come play some board games and party games with other math undergrads, graduates, and postgrads! Joining us will be Mike Hill from UCLA, the invited HaydenHoward speaker. 

September 20  Jennifer Kenkle  University of Utah 
The King Chicken Theorems
Consider a flock of chickens. In any pair of chickens, one pecks the other. However, there might not necessarily be a chicken who pecks every other bird. Instead, we call a "king chicken" one that, for every other chicken in the flock, either pecks that chicken, or pecks a chicken who pecks it. By representing each chicken as a vertex and each pecking relationship with an edge, we can use graph theory to examine chicken politics. We will see every flock has a king, but this king is not necessarily unique, or even uncommon. 

October 11  Summer Math Experiences  
Many undergraduates at UKY do research over the summer in mathematics or related fields. At this meeting, we will have several different groups give short talks about their summer research experiences. Two students will speak about research they did at Research Expereince for Undergraduates (REU) programs, one will speak about work at Oak Ridge National Lab, and a small group will talk about work at the UK Math Lab. This will be a good chance to listen to accessible, exciting math that your classmates have been working on, and here about these opportunities. 

October 18  REU / Graduate School Panel  
4:306pm 
Joint with AWM.
From 4:305:15, we will have an REU Panel, where we will have current undergraduate and graduate students who can talk about REUs, and how they are helpful, and faculty who have decided acceptance for REUs. From 5:156:00, we will have a Graduate School panel, which has current graduate students who can talk about what graduate school is like and if its the right decision for you, and faculty who have worked on admissions committees. These panels will also have open questionandanswer opportunities. 

November 1  Informal Advising Meeting / Registration Social  
This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math. 

November 29  Eva Belmont  Northwestern 
1  1 + 1  1 + ... = 1/2 and other halftruths
In this talk we take a trip back to the Wild West of mathematics, in which computational exuberance trumped rigor. I will give Euler's original proof of the identity 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 + 1/25 + ... = pi^2 / 6, and discuss some historical attempts to sum divergent series which foreshadowed the more standard notions of Cesaro and Abel summability. 
January 25  Dr. Dave Jensen  University of Kentucky 
Filters and Social Choice
When a large group of people have to make a decision together, bad things can happen. For example, suppose that 10 people are trying to decide where to go to dinner together. Suppose that 4 of them want to go to Mellow Mushroom, and the remaining 6 realize that Mellow Mushroom is horrible and disgusting, and would prefer to go to literally any other restaurant. If the remaining 6 are divided between 3 or 4 different restaurants, a strict plurality system will force them to go to Mellow Mushroom, even though a majority would prefer any other choice. It seems, then, that the plurality system is unfair. What could we do to make it fair? Which election systems are the most fair? What does "fair" mean anyway? Come and find out! Also, I will give you candy. 

February 8  Dr. Hunter Moseley  UK Medical Center 
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Real Life Problems  
February 22  Dr. Erin Abouzaid  Director, Office of the CIO at Hutchin Hill Capital 
Room: BE 271 
Careers in Mathematical Finance
Dr. Abouzaid will discuss career paths for students interested in mathematics and finance drawing on her own experience going from a BS in math and physics and a PhD in experimental high energy physics to jobs at a custodial bank, a university endowment, and a hedge fund. From the perspective of an employer, she will describe the skills that are valued in the finane industry, ranging from those that are purely technical and quantitative to those involving communication skills. Presented with the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Mathematical Economics Program. 

March 1  Dr. Joseph Fehribach  Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Kirchhoff Graphs and Chemistry
How can someone graphically display a network of chemical reactions? One answer is a Kirchhoff graph. Kirchhoff graphs can be used as circuit diagrams for chemical reaction networks. This talk will explain how this is done, as well as discussing the basic mathematical properties of Kirchhoff graphs. It should be accessible to students currently taking secondyear undergrad mathematics courses; no particular background in chemistry is assumed. The last 1015 minutes of the talk will discuss the WPI graduate mathematical sciences programs.  
March 22  Registration Social  
This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math.  
March 29  Eaves's Lecture: Dr. Francis Su  Harvey Mudd College 
Room: CB110 
Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? How can deeply human themes motivate our students to do and study mathematics? I have been advancing the message that mathematics help people flourish, no matter what they choose to do with their lives or careers. I will explain why I believe this is an important message, especially for educators, and describe some of the reactions I've received.  
Game Night with Dr. Michael Hill  UCLA  

September 7  Welcome Back Meeting  
September 14  Jonathan Rubin  University of Chicago 
Counting Past Infinity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cantor's Paradise
We've all seen how to do induction and recursion up the natural numbers. But what if we could keep going? I'm going to give a light introduction to ordinals and cardinals, and then I'll discuss some neat applications with whatever time remains. Did you know that there is a subset of the plane that intersects every line in exactly two points? Or that threedimensional Euclidean space can be decomposed as a disjoint union of radius one circles? Come find out why! 

October 5  Rob Denomme  University of Kentucky 
Walk the Dog
In the geometry of solids, we often measure the volume, a 3dimensional concept, and surface area, a 2dimensional concept. We will talk about a lesserknown 1dimensional measurement with the help of our faithful dog Fido. We will use this measurement to show that the Russian system of shipping boxes cannot be cheated! 

October 25  Undergraduate REU Talks  
Three current undergraduates, Neelav Dutta, Erin Wood, and Emily Dautenhahn, talk about their REU experiences and their work they did over the summer. 

November 2  Graduate Student Panel  
Join us while the Graduate School and REU Panel talks and answers questions about applying for these programs, and what the experience is like. 

November 9  Informal Advising Meeting, Ice Cream Social 

This meeting will be an informal advising meeting, where you are welcome to come mingle with professors and ask them about potential classes, the math major, and just math in general. This won't be a panel or presentation session, just a casual gathering to talk about math. After, the AWM is sponsoring an undergraduate boardgame/craft night in the Mathskellar. 

November 16  Dr. Gabe AngeliniKnoll  Michigan State 
The Hopf map in classical mechanics
In classical mechanics, we may study the movement of an object using a differential equation. As an example, consider a spherical pendulum swinging from a string. The pendulum will carve out circles with each orbit and this can be described using the phase curves of the differential equation. If we assign a point to each phase curve then we can define a map, which can be extended to a map from a three dimensional sphere to a two dimensional sphere. Surprisingly, this map is exactly the Hopf map, which is very important to algebraic topologists because it is an example of a map between different dimensional spheres that cannot be contracted to a point. My talk will explore this surprising connection between classical mechanics and algebraic topology. 

November 30  Dr. Chistopher Manon  University of Kentucky 
The Geometry Lab
Come to this math club meeting so I can tell you about the undergraduate experimental mathematics lab I'm starting next semester! I'd like you to have the opportunity to participate in research, and also help to create visualizations of mathematical objects. I'll show you some things I did at a previous lab, and tell you about some of the activities we'll have here at UK. 
September 20  SPS Game Night  
The Society of Physics Students will be hosting a game night starting at 6:15 in ChemPhys 155. All welcomed! 

September 27  AWM Game Night  
The Association for Women in Math will be hosting a game night in the Math House at 4 pm. All welcomed and feel free to bring games! 

Late October  Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest  
UK participates in the VA Tech compeititon. Please refer to Prof. Sathaye's website for more information. 

November 6  HaydenHoward Lecture: Rekha Thomas  
45 location TBA 
TBA 

Early December  Putnam Competition  
UK participates in the William Lowell Putnam Competition. Please refer to Prof. Sathaye's website for more information. 
January 2429  COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling  
MCM is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. If you are interesting in participating or learning more, check out their website above, or contact Peter Bonventre. 

March 2930  2019 KYMAA Annual Meeting  Centre College, Danville KY 
The Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KYMAA) is devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, the teaching, and the learning of mathematics in the state of Kentucky. Our invited speakers are Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University; MAA President) How Mathematics Is Making Hollywood Movies Better, Dominic Klyve (Central Washington University; editor of The College Mathematics Journal) Great Fights! The Seedy Underbelly of Mathematical History and Dave Coulliette (Asbury University; winner of the 2018 KYMAA Distinguished Teaching Award) What Do (Computational) Mathematicians Do?. 

March 29  Mathematics Alumni Day  
2:00  5:30 CB 204 
The UK Math Department will be welcoming three alumni to give talks for current faculty and students. Please come for one, two, or all. There will be a reception as well. For more information, please check the link. 

April 11  HaydenHoward Lecture: Laura DeMarco  Northwestern University 
3:30 4:30 CB 106 
Complex Dynamics and Arithmetic Equidistribution
I will explain a notion of arithmetic equidistribution that has recently found application in the study of complex dynamical systems. It was first introduced about 25 years ago, by SzpiroUllmoZhang, to analyze the geometry and arithmetic of abelian varieties. In 2011, Matt Baker and I used the theory to study periodic points of maps on P^1. In this talk, I will explain some dynamical questions that were inspired by questions about elliptic curves, and then how the dynamical results allowed us to solve problems in the original setting of abelian varieties. The new results are joint with Holly Krieger and Hexi Ye. The Hayden Howard is an annual lecture series in honor of mathematic professors Thomas Hayden and Henry Howard. Please click the link for more information. 

April 26  University of Kentucky Undergraduate Math Lab  
Spring 2019 Symposium
Students will be presenting research conducted within the Undergrad Math Lab. Details, including time and location, to come. 
September 6  PSP Symposium: Jorge Cham  
Scientist (Robotics) and cartoonist (Ph.D. Comics) Jorge Cham, PhD, will present two free talks on the University of Kentucky campus: "Communicating Your Research", 1011am in the UK Student Center, and "The Power of Procrastination", 45pm in Memorial Hall. Tickets are needed, but free! See the above link or this poster for more details. 

October 25  Dr. Robert Lang  
From Flapping Birds to Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami
Origami artist and scientist Robert Lang will visit the University of Kentucky on Monday and Tuesday, 2223 October 2018 to give a public lecture and hold several workshops for students. Space is limited at the workshops, so click here to register and see more information. Robert Lang's website is also full of interesting videos and information, and can be found here. 

November 910  38th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium  Western Kentucky University 
Talks on many different topics in mathematics. Student presentations welcome! Plenary talks by Dr. Thomas Grandine of Boeing, and Professor Jason Cantarella of the University of Georgia. 
April 67  2018 KYMAA Annual Meeting  Western Kentucky University 
The Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KYMAA) is devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, the teaching, and the learning of mathematics in the state of Kentucky. The invited speakers for this year's meeting are Susan Jane Colley (Oberlin College; editor of The American Mathematical Monthly) Counting Curves: Tales from the Enumerative Crypt, Paul Pollack (University of Georgia) and Steve Wilkinson (Northern Kentucky University; winner of the 2017 KYMAA Distinguished Teaching Award) What Do Mathematicians Do? (How I learned to appreciate matrix decomposition). 
April 67  2018 UTK Undergraduate Math Conference  University of Tennesee 
The University of Tennesee Mathematics Department will be hosting its Twelfth Annual Undergraduate Math Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This conference will give undergraduate students an opportunity to present their mathematical research, to meet other undergraduates, and hear about their research. Everyone is invited to attend. This year's invited speaker is Dr. Jessica Matthews of North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, who will speak on Mathematics in Climate Science. 
UKY Math Lab 
The University of Kentucky Math Lab is dedicated to providing students with new ways to learn mathematics outside of the traditional classroom setting. Lab members learn new ways of doing mathematics by participating in active areas of research, and they learn news ways of communicating mathematics through our visualization and outreach efforts. More information can be found at the above website. If you are a University of Kentucky undergraduate and interested in getting involved in the Math Lab please email them at ukmathlab@gmail.com.  
UKY Mathskeller 
Open 9AM5PM, MondayFriday, Mathskeller is a convenient place for any UK student to come hang out between classes, socialize and get free tutoring, no appointments necessary. The Mathskeller is located in CB63, which is next to the loading dock in the basement of White Hall Classroom Building. Tutors are available for students in all 100level math courses, MA213 and MA214. Our tutors have excellent knowledge of math, since they are graduate students, professors, and math majors at University of Kentucky. Many of the math professors for 100 level classes at UK even hold their office hours down in the the Mathskeller. More information can be found at their website, https://math.as.uky.edu/mathskeller.  
Major Flow Charts 
This document diagrams prereqs for the majority of undergrad and graduate MA classes and some related subjects that might be of interest to math (option A and B) and math econ students. Please remember to check with degree audit, an advisor, or another official source of information for degree requirements; these are unoffical degree sheets created by other undergrads. We'd like to thank the creators of previous versions of the major flow chart for the inspiration. The file is up to date as of August 16th, 2019. Please contact our leadership team if you find any mistakes. 
REUs 
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. More information and lists of current programs can be found on the NSF page, AMS page, or this google site. 
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships 
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing researchbased master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. 
CURM 
The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics provides funding for academic year undergraduate research groups throughout the United States. These groups develop student enthusiasm for the mathematical and computational sciences, provide mentorship to support students through graduation, and develop essential research skills to prepare them for success in graduate school and their careers. 
Goldwater Scholarship 
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highlyqualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. 
UK SGA 
The UK Student Government Association offers many opportunities for additional funding. See the link for more details. 
NSA 
The National Security Agency (NSA) offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to jumpstart a career in intelligence. See here for more information. 
AWM 
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. UKY has its own Student Chapter of the AWM. See there for more information. 
MAA 
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the world's largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics, and its impact on the world. 
Pi Mu Epsilon 
Pi Mu Epsilon is the Mathematics Honors Society, and is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. 