- Linfield College
Department of Mathematics

Organizations and Honors

Mathematical Association of American (MAA)

Linfield College is an institutional member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). All of our mathematics majors are eligible to receive a free MAA membership through the department. This membership provides students with electronic access to a number of mathematical journals, access to MAA online resources, and discounts on books, videos, merchandise, and certain conference fees. 

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honors Society)

Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret honor society whose purpose is the promotion and recognition of scholarly activity in the mathematical sciences among students at the academic institutions that have been chartered as Chapters of the Society. The Oregon Epsilon chapter was chartered at Linfield in May 2007. 

To be elected as a member a student must satisfy the following qualifications:

1)  At minimum 3.0 GPA in college courses.

2) A minimum of 20 credits in mathematics that count toward a major including a year of calculus OR at least two classes that count toward a major in mathematics in addition to a year of calculus and a declared major in mathematics.

3) A minimum 3.30 GPA in mathematics courses.

Members of Pi Mu Epsilon have opportunities to attend and present at MathFest, the summer meeting on the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) where awards are made to outstanding student posters and presentations.  Students also have leadership opportunities through Pi Mu Epsilon. Graduating seniors wear the violet, gold, and lavender honor cords of Pi Mu Epsilon at graduation.

Outstanding Student Award

Each spring, up to two graduating mathematics majors are awarded the Outstanding Student Award. The mathematics faculty decide on the award recipients by determining which students best exemplify a passion for  and commitment to mathematics. Award recipients have their names engraved in the Outstanding Student Award plaque that is displayed in Math Alley on the second floor of Taylor Hall.