# Student Organizations

## Student Organizations

### Math Club

The UNO Math Club has revived itself in the past year and has worked to increase its visibility on campus. We host a social event each month to help our members get to know each other. These have included a "Mathoween" party, a white elephant holiday party, a game night, a movie night, an end of the year cookout and more. We also hosted a Math Career Night for all Math Club members and STEM majors, featuring employers such as the FBI Omaha Field Office, National Indemnity, and West Corporation.

**Actuarial Club**

We are trying to gauge interest in joining/starting an actuarial club/organization here on campus. Studying for the actuarial exams is a rigorous process. By forming a club students could hold weekly study sessions catered toward passing specific exams. In addition, students could co-pay for online study materials. This would greatly reduce the amount each has to pay for study materials.

This would potentially cost each student about $40 rather than each individually buying study materials for hundreds of dollars. In additition, the club may be able to host speakers from the community to discuss the actuarial field, SOA membership, and internships in the Omaha area.

If interested please contact the Advisor/Academic Coordinator!

### Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honorary Society dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and the recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

To promote mathematics, the National Pi Mu Epsilon Council sponsors an annual conference in conjunction with the Mathematics Association of America’s (MAA) annual MathFest. Traditionally, this conference occurs the first weekend of August. Undergraduate members of Pi Mu Epsilon are encouraged to give a 15 minute presentation on a mathematical topic of interest

The Nebraska Gamma chapter at UNO inducts new students into the society every Spring based on their participation in the Mathematics community both in and out of the classroom. These decisions are made based on final grades up to the preceding Summer, and invitations are sent at the end of the Fall semester.

**Watch our virtual induction ceremony from Spring** **2021:**

Undergraduate Mathematics Major or Minor students are **automatically qualified** for induction if they meet the following criteria:

- Have completed two semesters of UNO Mathematics (includes at least one MATH course per semester)
**AND**earned a UNO GPA of 3.00 or above**AND**one of the following:- Have completed the Calculus Sequence* (MATH 1950, 1960, and 1970), MATH 2230 Introduction to Abstract Math, and at least one 2XXX or above MATH course. In these courses they must have earned all A's/A+'s and at most one A-.
**OR** - Have completed one 3XXX or above MATH course at UNO and have a minimum Mathematics GPA of 3.8 or above.
**OR** - Have completed two 4XXX-level MATH courses at UNO and have a minimum Mathematics GPA of 3.6 or above.

- Have completed the Calculus Sequence* (MATH 1950, 1960, and 1970), MATH 2230 Introduction to Abstract Math, and at least one 2XXX or above MATH course. In these courses they must have earned all A's/A+'s and at most one A-.

Graduate students in Mathematics, Teachers of Mathematics, or Data Science are also automatically qualified for induction if they meet the following criteria:

- Have completed two semesters of Graduate UNO Mathematics (includes at least one MATH course per semester).
**AND**Have completed two MATH courses at 8XXX-level or higher.**AND**have earned a Graduate UNO Mathematics GPA of 3.6 or higher.

##### Mathematics students (Graduate students in Mathematics, Teachers of Mathematics, or Data Science or Undergraduate Mathematics Major or Minor students) who do not meet the above qualifications but are active participants in the UNO Mathematics community can still apply to join the Honors society! They must meet the following minimum criteria for consideration:

- Have completed two semesters of UNO Mathematics (includes at least one MATH course per semester; for Graduate students these must be Graduate courses).
**AND**have earned a 3.00 or above UNO GPA (for Graduate students, this must be their Graduate GPA).**AND**Have completed two classes at MATH 1970 Calculus III or above.**AND**Submit an application detailing their involvement in the Mathematics community outside the classroom.

##### Students who meet the automatic criteria described above can fill out an application to ensure that they are considered in the immediate next semester.

UNO is the home of the Nebraska Gamma chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. Contact Dr. Griff Elder for more information.

**Students who earn AP Credit for MATH 1950 and/or MATH 1960 will be assumed to have earned a grade of "A."*

### NE STEM 4U

The purpose of this organization is to provide quality educational after school activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for K-12 students in the Omaha Public School District. Through these efforts, this organization aims to increase interest and understanding of STEM topics for socio-economically disadvantaged students. Additionally, this organization aims to provide opportunities for these students to pursue interests in STEM education and STEM careers.

NE STEM 4U is run by University of Nebraska students to broaden their opportunities in community engagement and leadership. Apply to become a mentor here!