Students who are passionate about math now have an opportunity to join the new MxCC math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta. MxCC is the first community college in Connecticut to offer a chapter of this honor society to its students.
To be eligible for induction, students must have at least one mathematics course at or above the college algebra or pre-calculus level with an overall GPA of 3.0. High school students who are in Mu Alpha Theta can transfer their membership to MxCC.
The addition of Mu Alpha Theta to MxCC coincides with the College moving towards a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
“This new chapter of Mu Alpha Theta plays a key role in encouraging our students to tap their dormant skills in math by participating in profound math discussions and fun contests,” said Dr. Mary Rayappan, assistant professor of mathematics, who oversaw the process to bring Mu Alpha Theta to the College with the help of students from the Math Club. “This will cultivate a sense of community bonding where students can come together to appreciate math. Students will also donate their time in the community through different outreach activities and several fun group events this semester.”
The MxCC Mu Alpha Theta members are Andrew Kenyon, Max MacNaught, Florian Orleanu, Luis Serazo, Ritu Mehra, Vincent Marotta, and Liron Rogof. Students will be formally inducted into the honor society on Pi Day, which is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) around the world.
Mu Alpha Theta is the national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society with 93,300 student members in more than 1,950 schools. The organization is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. For more information, visit http://www.mualphatheta.org.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.