Student Organizations in the Math Department

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership.

The primary purposes of being a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon include the following:

  • To further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on undergraduate programs;
  • To help undergraduate students realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of civilization;
  • To develop and appreciation of the power and beauty possessed by mathematics, due, mainly, to its demand for logical and rigorous modes of thought;
  • To provide a society for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level;
  • To disseminate the knowledge of mathematics and familiarize its members with the current progress in this important area of human interest.

National Web Site, Kappa Mu Epsilon

Math Club
UNI's Math Club is a student organization for mathematics majors and lovers. The purpose is to provide UNI students opportunities to learn and pursue mathematics outside of class and gather to celebrate our love of mathematics. Recent events include monthly meetings with invited mathematical speakers, hosting the UNI Integration Bee, celebrating pi day, field trips to math-related sites and game nights.

We need a few students who would like to serve as officers of the UNI Math club. If you are interested contact TJ Hitchman.

TEAM (Teaching Educators About Mathematics) is a student group which meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to preservice elementary and middle school education majors. Among past activities have included: problem solving sessions lead by students or professors, guest speakers including local teachers and administrators, seminars lead by previous TEAM members who are currently teaching, trips to regional and national NCTM meetings, and mathematics materials displays and sales.

Actuarial Science Club
The UNI Actuarial Science Club plays an important role in the actuarial science program. Its main goal is to help interaction among students, practicing actuaries and other representatives of actuarial companies in order to facilitate summer internships and full-time positions.

Actuarial employers make presentations to the Club and recruit from among its members. All students interested in the actuarial profession are eligible for membership and the Club is run by an elected leadership of student officers under the supervision of Professor Syed Kirmani,the faculty advisor. Actuarial companies who have been recruiting through this Club include such nationally well-known companies as Allied Insurance, All State, American Family Insurance, AEGON,CIGNA, CUNA Mutual, Mutual of Omaha,Northwestern Mutual, Principal Financial Group,and State Farm.

In addition to providing valuable information and opportunities for interactions from the career point of view,the Actuarial Club provides a forum for enhancing communication,leadership and social skills.

Contact Syed Kirmani for additional information and questions.