Fall 2013 Events
The activites below took place during the Fall 2013 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.
 Every Wednesday at noon

Brown Bag Lunch in the Alavi Commons
 All students, staff, and faculty are invited!
 Friday, September 13, 3  6 p.m.
 Bronco Bash, Booth 268
 Friday, September 27, 4:30 p.m.
 Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center
 Service with the US Antarctic Program:
Science, Engineering, Adventure, and Education
 Dr. Robert Melville, Senior Scientist, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jointly sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Mallinson Institute for Science Education,
and the Departments of Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geosciences, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics.
 WednesdayFriday, October 2  4, 10 a.m.  4 p.m.
 in 2275 Rood Hall
 Booksale, Rood Hall Rm 3375
 Tons of math, math education, and statistics books for $5 or less.
 Friday, October 11, 4 p.m.
 Some Famous Mathematicians I Have Known
 Professor Art White, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, October 18, 4 p.m.
 Rood Hall, Rm 1110
 Factorization of Permutations:
From a Matching Game to Mathematical Research
 Public Lecture by Professor ChiKwong Li, The College of William and Mary
 Friday, October 18, 6 p.m.
 Fetzer Center
 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremonies and Banquet
 Friday, October 25, 4 p.m.
 Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center
 The Combinatorics of Solving Linear Equations
 Prof. Ron Graham, University of California, San Diego
 For more information about Dr. Graham, see his wikipedia page.
 Friday, November 1, 4 p.m.
 Feedback Forum with the Chair
 Professor Gene Freudenburg, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, November 8, 4 p.m.
 Finite Fields
 Professor Jay Wood, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, November 15, 4 p.m.
 Summer Adventures
 Brian Hadley, Robert Kipka, Victoria Ward, Students, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, November 22, 4 p.m.
 Exploring Geometry ... Part 3D!
 Laars Helenius, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, December 6, 4 p.m.
 Business Meeting, Dinner, and a Movie
 Movie: The Derivative vs The Integral  The Final Smackdown

Fall 2013 Officers


Joshua Withee 
Katie Hillenbrand 
President 
Vice President 


Trina Hegedus 
Tori Ward 
Treasurer 
Secretary 


Dan Johnston 
Margaret Potter 
Graduate Representatives 
Faculty Advisors


Niloufer Mackey

Steve Ziebarth


Pi Mu Epsilon Scholarship Committee


Art White 
Jay Wood 

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
