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

President

Vice President



Richard Hollister

Joseph Walsh

Treasurer

Secretary



Vasilije Perovic

Shelley Speiss

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors


Niloufer Mackey

Melinda Koelling


Scholarship Committee


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
