Winter 2002 Events
The activites below took place during the Winter 2002 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 17, 4pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party
- With ScMaTA
- Followed by bowling at the Bernhard Center.
- Friday, February 15, 4pm
"Where Have You Gone, Carl Yastrzemski?"
- John Daniels, Western Michigan University
- Friday, February 22, 4pm
"Separability and Symmetry and Algebra, Oh My!"
- Jonathan Hodge, Western Michigan University
- Friday, March 15, 4pm
"Crashes, Glasses, and Classes: Using Networks to Resolve Conflicts"
- Garry Johns, Saginaw Valley State University
- Friday, March 21, 4:10pm
"The Euler Characteristic and the Descartes Deficiency"
- A presentation by Peter Hilton
(Distinguished Professor Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton and
Distinguished Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando)
Jean Pedersen (Santa Clara University)
- Friday, March 22, 3:15pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony
- Friday, March 22, 4pm
- in 1104 Rood Hall
"Breaking High Grade German Ciphers in World War II"
- A special presentation by Peter Hilton
- Friday, March 29, 4pm
"The Anxious Gambler and Remarkable Strategy of Bold Play"
- Dr. Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University
- Friday, April 5, 4pm
- Dr. Jay Wood, Western Michigan University
- Friday, April 12, 4pm
"Green's Theorem on Wheels"
- Dr. Steve Mackey, Western Michigan University
- Friday, April 19, 4pm
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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