Spring 2013 Events
The activites below took place during the Spring 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, January 11, 4pm
 Pizza Party!
 Friday, January 18, 4pm
 Amazing Arclength
 Dr. Allan Bickle, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, January 25, 4pm
 in 2275 Rood Hall
 Exploring Geometry
 Laars Helenius, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, February 1, 4pm
 Magic Squares
 Brian Hadley, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, February 8, 4pm
 Object recognition and symmetry detection in digital images with application to jigsaw puzzle assembly and melanoma detection
 Peter Olver, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
 Friday, February 15, 4pm
 Feedback Forum with the Chair
 Professor Gene Freudenburg, Chair
 Share your ideas to make our department a better place!
 Students only.
 Friday, February 22, 4pm
 A Mathematical Look at Undergraduate Chemistry, Part II
 Richard Hollister, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, March 15, 4pm
 Three Slices of Pi
 Celebrate Pi Day with Professor Allen Schwenk, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, March 22, 4pm
 On the Histories of Linear Algebra: The Case of Linear Systems
 Christine Larson, Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University
 Friday, March 29, 4pm
 The Reality of Imaginary Numbers
 Josh Withee, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
 Friday, April 5, 4pm
 Games Night!
 Please bring any games you wish to play
 Saturday, April 6
 Fetzer Center
 Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremonies and Awards Day
 Friday, April 12, 4pm
 in 1110 Rood Hall
 Venus Transits: A Little Trig Goes a Long Way
 Professor Nicolle Zellner, Department of Physics, Albion College
 Friday, April 19, 4pm
 Business Meeting, Dinner and a Movie
 Earth From Space
 an episode of NOVA

Spring 2013 Officers


Richard Hollister 
Joshua Withee 
President 
Vice President 


Brian Hadley 
Jessica Clifford 
Treasurer 
Secretary 


Dan Johnston 
Shane Browning 
Graduate Representatives 
Faculty Advisors


Niloufer Mackey

Melinda Koelling


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
