Fall 2000 Events

The activites below took place during the Fall 2000 semester as part of a joint program between ScMaTa 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 8, 4pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party

Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, September 14
in 3375 Rood Hall
Pi Mu Epsilon Book Sale
from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, September 29, 4pm
"Calculus before Calculus"
Robert Rogers, SUNY Fredonia

Friday, October 27, 4pm
in 1104 Rood Hall
"How Mathematical Ability Evolved"
Keith Devlin, St. Mary's College
The Math Guy on National Public Radio's
"Weekend Edition: Saturday."

Friday, October 27, 6pm
in 208-209 Bernhard Center
PME Initiation Banquet
After-dinner talk by Keith Devlin, St. Mary's College:
"The Mathematical Ability of Supermarket Shoppers"

Friday, November 10, 4pm
"The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge:
Modeling Motion in a Nonlinearly Suspended Beam"
Kristin Moore, University of Michigan

Thursday, November 30, 7pm
in 1004 Rood Hall
Free Movie and Popcorn
with the Physics Club

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

Do You Know More?

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.