University of Nebraska at Kearney was the host site for Kappa Mu Epsilon’s North Central Regional Convention April 1-2. Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honorary society.
The event included 59 students and faculty, representing KME chapters from eight universities, including: Pittsburg State, Emporia State, Washburn, Central Missouri, Truman State, Evangel, Union and University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Seven student abstracts for papers were submitted and presented.
Mark Hall of Hastings College was the invited speaker, giving the presentation “Game Theory: More Than Just Fun and Games.”
UNK students presenting at the event included: Alexandria Linnerson, “The Evolution of Cryptography,” Adam W. Zheng, “Exploring Context-Free Grammars and their Similarities to Fractals using Recursive Drawing” and Candy Smith, “A Study of Interdependency of English Literacy and Mathematics Among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.”
Other UNK students and faculty participating in the convention included: students Tori Beye, Keathan Fertig, Youngin Kim, Brett Klima and Lindsey Pearson; and faculty James Carraher, Katherine Kime, Kaye Sorensen and Barton Willis.
UNK’s Nebraska Beta Chapter of KME was founded in 1959. Over 900 students have since been initiated into the chapter. A book with the names of the initiates was available for viewing at the convention.
The KME North Central Regional Convention was hosted in Kearney in 1982. Charles Pickens, UNK professor emeritus and Nebraska Beta corresponding secretary at that time, attended the 2016 convention.