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Pi Mu Epsilon
Mathematics Honor Society
Massachusetts Gamma Chapter
Bridgewater State University


Established on May 10, 1972
by the late Dr. Murray Abramson
then chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department


2019 Inductees

Natalie Attaya
Nicholas Baillon
Ainsley Leah Beal
Samantha Connor
Kylie D'Ambrosio
Colleen Daly
Brian Dolle
Anna Fateiger
Ellie Hanna
Dr. Nguyenho Ho
Kennedy Kelly
Meaghan Mahoney
Alexis Monteiro
James Palmer
Lily Powers
Jimmy Yee

Historic Documents

1987 Departmental Memo
1988 Departmental Memo

Click to view Guest Book

Related Links

Current Advisor

Dr. Shelley Stahl, 2018-2019

Previous Advisors

Dr. John Pike, 2017-2019
Dr. Laura K. Gross, 2010-2015, 2017-2019
Dr. Annela Kelly, 2013-2014, 2016
Dr. Jacqueline Anderson, 2013-2014
Dr. Ward Heilman, 2004-2010
Prof. Thomas Moore, 1980-2003
Dr. Murray Abramson, 1972-1979



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2020 Abramson Colloquium &
Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Building Room 120


Induction Ceremony

Introduced by
Dr. Shelley Stahl


Abramson Colloquium

Presented by
Dr. Kelsey Houston-Edwards

Assistant Professor, Olin College, Needham, MA


Title TBD




Prof. Kelsey Houston-Edwards' primary research area is probability theory. She completed her Ph.D. and M.S. in mathematics at Cornell University, where she wrote a dissertation about discrete heat kernel estimates. Kelsey received her B.A. from Reed College, majoring in the interdisciplinary study of philosophy and mathematics. Kelsey is also interested in STEM engagement and communication. She wrote and hosted 44 episodes of PBS Infinite Series, a weekly YouTube show exploring college-level mathematics. Before that, she was a AAAS-AMS Mass Media Fellow and worked as a science journalist at NOVA Next.


In Memory of Dr. Murray Abramson

Murray Abramson

Dr. Murray Abramson, a faculty member from 1966 to 1987. He had chaired the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for years when he passed away in 1987. He held a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, a master's from Syracuse University, and a doctorate from Columbia University.

"Quiet and gentle, he was beloved by his students and fellow faculty members. He served the college on the tenure and curriculum committees for many years and was especially interested in the foreign student exchange program. Possessed of an ever-curious mind, he read widely and enjoyed auditing college courses in the areas of art and music." -- from his Memorial and Diorama Presentation held at the Clement C. Maxwell Library on February 6, 1988.


A Development of the rational number System, a programmed text, by Murray Abramson. Boston: Holbrook Press, 1970

First and second level examination of the tenth annual Olympiad High School Prize Competition, by Murray Abramson and Hugo D'Alarat, 1974.

Instructor's manual for a development of the rational number system, 1970

Language of sets - teachers manual. Performance data & Interpretation: Donald A . Cook. Lesson plans: Murray Abramson, 1963

Programming instruction in a development of the rational number system, doctoral dissertation, 1968

(Source: University Archives)

Gettysburg Diorama

Gettysburg Diorama

A very realistic portrayal of the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, this diorama was made by Dr. Paul Abramson in memory of his brother Dr. Murray Abramson. The 13,000 tiny figures representing Lee's army of 75,000 men and Meade's amy of 97,000 are meticulously painted by hand and the land features carefully and faithfully put in place.

The diorama is currently located near the balcony of the third floor of the Maxwell Library. Please visit the library's Archives/Special Collections for more information.