Lauryn Smith, Grain Valley, was recently initiated into the Missouri- Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics society at the University of Central Missouri (UCM).
Smith, daughter of Kathryn Engel, Grain Valley and Aaron Smith, Odessa, is a junior mathematics major at UCM and a 2018 graduate of Center Place Restoration School.
The primary purpose of KME is to join together in common fellowship those individuals who are serious students of mathematics. A candidate for membership in the KME-Missouri-Beta Chapter must be a regularly enrolled student at UCM, have completed at least three semesters of college coursework, and rank in the upper 35 percent of his or her class. He or she must also have completed at least three college mathematics courses with an overall B average, including one semester of calculus and at least two mathematics courses at UCM.
The chapter meets monthly during the academic school year to hear a discussion about topics in mathematics of mutual interest. Other activities include volunteer work in the campus math clinic and math relays and numerous social events.