Fall 2001 Events
The activites below took place during the Fall 2001 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, September 7, 4pm

Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party
 with ScMaTa
 Tuesday, September 11  Thursday, September 13
 in 3375 Rood Hall

Pi Mu Epsilon Book Sale
 from 10:00 am  4:00 pm
 Friday, September 28, 4pm

"How to Kick a Field Goal"
 Dan Isaksen, University of Notre Dame
 Thursday, October 4, 4pm

"The Mathematics of JPEG"
 H. Bauschke, University of Guelph, Canada
 Friday, October 12, 4pm

"Thermostats, Suspensions and Noisy Brakes"
 M. Shillor, Oakland University
 Friday, October 26, 4pm
 in 1104 Rood Hall

"Mathematics in Photography"
 David Ross, Eastman Kodak and Rochester Institute of Technology
 Friday, October 26, 6pm
 in 157158 Bernhard Center

PME Initiation Banquet
 David Ross presented an after dinner talk:
 "Bad Jokes and Cheap Tricks:
Modern Mathematics at its Essence"
 Friday, November 2, 4pm

"How To Add Vectors"
 Michael Kinyon, Western Michigan University
 Friday, November 9, 4pm

"Graph Decompositions and Algebraic Representations"
 Mike Raines, Western Michigan University
 Saturday, November 17

Trip to the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab
 Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
 with the Physics Club
 Thursday, November 29, 7pm
 in 1104 Rood Hall

Popcorn and a Movie: "A Brief History of Time"
 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
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