Winter 1999 Events

The activites below took place during the Winter 1999 semester as part of a joint program between the Math Club @ WMU 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, January 22, 4pm
"All Tied Up: a Talk on Knot Theory"
Dawn Jones, Western Michigan University

Friday, February 5, 4pm
"Discover What Lurks in the Shadows..."
Natascha Shinkel and Gina Garza, Western Michigan University

Friday, February 19, 4pm
"What is the Correct Way to Seed a Knockout Tournament?"
Dr. Allen Schwenk, Professor of Mathematics at WMU

Friday, March 12, 4:10pm
in 1104 Rood Hall
"Escher's Combinatorial Patterns"
Dr. Doris Schattschneider, Moravian College
Initiation ceremonies for new members of
Pi Mu Epsilon held following the talk.

Friday, March 26, 4pm
Dr. Marc Lipman, Oakland University

Friday, April 8, 4pm
Pizza Party and General Business Meeting
Peter Buczkowski also presented a talk.

Friday, April 15, 7pm
in 1104 Rood Hall
Film: "N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos"

To download a copy of the Winter 1999 schedule, click here.

Winter 1999 Officers



Chris T. Poisson

Peter Buczkowski


Vice President



Raluca Muntean

Natasha Shinkel





Linda L. Eroh

Oscar Neal

Graduate Representative

Web Page Manager

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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