Spring 2011 Events

The activites below took place during the Spring 2011 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, March 11, 4pm
"What on Earth Is That Big Spiky Ball
in the Rood Hall Computer Lab?!"
Dr. David Richter, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, March 18, 4pm
"Adventures with Accelerators"
George Tecos, Dept. of Physics, WMU

Friday, March 25, 4pm
"American English by the Numbers:
Using Mathematical Methods in Linguistic Analysis"
Dr. Lisa Minnick, Dept. of English, WMU

Saturday, April 2
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremonies and Awards Day
Fetzer Center, By Invitation Only

Friday, April 1, 4pm
"Polytopal Tree Estimation in Phylogenetics"
Dr. Terrell Hodge, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, April 8, 4pm
"The Mathematics of Redistricting"
Dr. Allan Bickle, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, April 15, 4pm
"A Walk in the Forest..."
Meaghan Heires and Shelley Speiss,
Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, April 22, 4pm
Business Meeting, Pizza Party, Movie Night

To download a copy of the Spring 2011 schedule, click here.

Spring 2011 Officers

Melissa Anderson Joshua Rockwell

Melissa Anderson

Joshua Rockwell


Vice President

Richard Hollister Joseph Walsh

Richard Hollister

Joseph Walsh



Vasilije Perovic Shelley Speiss

Vasilije Perovic

Shelley Speiss

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Melinda Koelling

Niloufer Mackey

Melinda Koelling


Scholarship Committee

Steve Mackey Jeff Strom

Steve Mackey

Jeff Strom


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