Fall 1997 Events

The activites below took place during the Fall 1997 semester as part of a joint program between the Kalamazoo Area Student Chapter of the MAA and the mathematics honors society Pi Mu Epsilon. Unless otherwise stated, events were held in the Alavi Commons Room on the 6th floor of Everett Tower.

Friday, September 26, 4pm
The Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party

Friday, October 10, 4pm
"Nontransitive Dice: The Paradox of Perverse Reversal"
Dr. Allen Schwenk, Professor of Mathematics, WMU

Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16
in 3375 Rood Hall
The Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Booksale
From 9 a.m - 3 p.m. every day.

Friday, November 7, 4pm
"New Wine in Old Bottles:
Some Recent Results on Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers"
Dr. Peter Hilton, University of Central Florida, and
Dr. Jean Pederson, Santa Clara University

Friday, November 7, 6pm
The President's Dining Room, Bernhard Student Center
Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet and Initiation Ceremony
Dr. Peter Hilton presented an after dinner talk:
"Breaking German Codes in World War II:
Working with Alan Turing"

Friday, November 21, 4pm
"Generic Drugs: Can Statistics Contribute
to Cheaper but Safer Pharmaceuticals?"
Dr. Carl M. Metzler, retired statistician from Pharmacia and Upjohn

Friday, December 12, 4pm
End of Semester Talk and Pizza Party

To download a copy of the Fall 1997 schedule, click here.

Fall 1997 Officers



Robert L. Walk

Chris T. Poisson


Vice President



Matthew J. Schipper

Sean Chapin




Linda L. Eroh

Graduate Representative

Chapter History

Our chapter was established in 1988. Before a chapter can be established at an institution, the PME National Council requires clear evidence of an ongoing history of student mathematical activity outside the classroom, and adequate support for these activities.

We were the fifth chapter to be established in Michigan, and hence were assigned the fifth letter of Greek alphabet: epsilon. Thus, our official name is:

The Michigan Epsilon Chapter
of Pi Mu Epsilon

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Some information about previous semesters is incomplete. We ask anyone with photos, documents, or details about missing events to inform us using our Contact Information.