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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

2024 Inductees

Reilly Clark

Andrew Donohue

Eleanor Miranda

Lilly Noonan

Connor Prescott

Oscar Quester

Kailyn Tokarz

Historic Documents

1987 Departmental Memo
1988 Departmental Memo

Click to view Guest Book

Related Links

Current Advisor

Dr. Ward Heilman, 2023- present

Previous Advisors

Dr. Andrew Miller, 2020-2023

Dr. Shelley Stahl, 2018-2020

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



2024 Abramson Colloquium, Departmental Awards, and
Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Sunday, April 21, 2024,  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 120 


Induction Ceremony

Introduced by
Dr. Jackie Anderson

Kennedy Hunter and Jackie Morrissey


Abramson Colloquium

"An Overview of the Quantitative Histories Workshop"

Presented by
Dr. Nathan Alexander

Assistant Professor at Howard University




This talk will provide an overview of the Quantitative Histories Workshop, an education research and curriculum laboratory centered around the role of “context” in probability theory, statistical analysis, mathematical and topic modeling. We use process-oriented frameworks, real-world data, and discrete-event models and simulations to examine how various systems interact and influence one another. We consider historical interpretations of systems via disciplinary frameworks and cross-disciplinary modeling approaches.


Nathan Alexander, PhD, is an assistant professor at Howard University. He holds a joint appointment in the Howard University School of Education and the Howard University Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics (CADSA), where he serves as the assistant director of the MS program in Applied Data Science and Analytics. Dr. Alexander’s research focuses on interdisciplinary modeling approaches and the impact of context on models and their varied outputs. He is the founder and director of the Quantitative Histories Workshop, a multi-site computationally-focused teaching and learning lab for students, faculty, and local community members.


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.