Kappa Mu Epsilon Certificate of Recognition

Description
In April 1981 in Springfield, Missouri, Kappa Mu Epsilon celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. At this celebration KME, a mathematics honor society with chapters at institutions that emphasize undergraduate mathematics programs, named fifty members as Distinguished Members. Sister Helen Sullivan was one of those so honored.
In about 1936 Sister Helen Sullivan organized Euclid’s Circle, a mathematics club at Mount St. Scholastica College. In 1940 she founded the Kansas Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon there. Sullivan often served as the faculty sponsor of her local chapter of KME, and in 1967 the alumnae of that chapter established the Sister Helen Sullivan scholarship in her honor. On the national level Sullivan served as KME’s historian in the years 1943–47, and as an assistant editor of its journal, The Pentagon, during those years and again from 1961–70.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pamphlet with sheets and award
date made
1981
maker
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.8 cm x 20.8 cm x .3 cm; 4 1/4 in x 8 3/16 in x 1/8 in
place made
United States: Missouri, Springfield
ID Number
1993.3019.03
nonaccession number
1993.3019
catalog number
1993.3019.03
subject
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Women Mathematicians
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Women Mathematicians
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sister Helen Sullivan

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