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Two Honored at Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

April 19, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences inducted two new members to the New York Alpha Sigma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at St. John Fisher College.

Tim Stoklosa and Maria Covelli

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society with chapters at over 400 undergraduate institutions in the USA. Student members newly inducted into the chapter were Maria Covelli and Tim Stoklosa. The new member induction was led by the PME President Natalie Petruzelli and Vice President  MacGregor Winegard, along with Chapter Advisor Dr. Erica Johnson and Permanent Faculty Correspondent Dr. Mark McKinzie presiding over the ceremony. School of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Ann Marie Fallon and (TITLE) Dr. Ryan Gantner offered welcoming remarks. 

To be nominated for membership, each student demonstrated high academic achievement and involvement in other activities that promoted mathematical scholarship and mathematical community.  Their good grades are a testament to the effort they put into their courses, where they have shown significant achievement. Their ability to reason abstractly, generalize from known situations, and communicate effectively also stood out among their peers. 

Covelli is a member of the Honors Program and is a scholar-athlete who has maintained a consistently excellent classroom performance while being a member of the track team. In summer 2021, she participated in an internship at Moog Inc. Covelli will be graduating this May with a degree in mathematics and a minor in economics. After graduation she plans to focus on preparing for actuary exams.

Stoklosa is a member of the Science Scholars program. As a senior, he conducted a research project involving randomness in combinatorial games for his thesis paper. Gantner, who is Stoklosa’s advisor, noted that it was his “mathematical energy, creativity, and curiosity that has driven him in this project; he is not just doing mathematical research; he is laying the groundwork for an entire research program for years to come.” Stoklosa will be graduating this May with degrees in mathematics and economics.