Spring 2015 Events

Numerous activites take place each semester, held jointly with WMU's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honors society. Unless specified otherwise, events are held in the Alavi Commons, on the 6th floor of Everett Tower. Refreshments are available at 3:50pm for Friday events.

Every Wednesday at noon
Brown Bag Lunch in the Alavi Commons
Bring your lunch and socialize with fellow students and faculty. Everyone is invited!

Friday, January 16, 4 p.m.
Pizza Party!

Friday, January 23, 4 p.m.
Getting Ready for the Career Fair
Karen Steeno, Career Development Specialist, WMU.

Friday, January 30, 4 p.m.
Play It Again Sam: Math and Music Recognition
Eric Anderson, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU.

Friday, February 6, 4 p.m.
Feedback Forum
Professor Gene Freudenburg, Chair, and Professor Jane-Jane Lo, Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, WMU.
Share your ideas to make our department a better place!
Students only.

Friday, February 13, 4 p.m.
The Story of Math: The Genius of the East
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, University of Oxford, England. Video produced by the BBC and Open University.

Friday, February 20, 4 p.m.
3307 Rood
Games Night!

Friday, February 27, 4 p.m.
Smooth Interpolator: Modeling Hydraulic Curves in Unsaturated Soils
Dr. Duane Hampton, Department of GeoSciences, WMU.

Friday, March 20, 4 p.m.
Mathematics of Field Hydrogeology
Kathryn Hillenbrand, Undergraduate Student, Departments of Mathematics and GeoSciences, WMU

Thursday, March 26, 3:30 p.m.
Actuary Day

Friday, March 27, 4 p.m.
On Matrix Multiplication Checking
Dr. Andrzej Dudek, Department of Mathematics, WMU.

Friday, April 3, 4 p.m.
An Eternal Flame: The Quest for Longitude
Bethel McGrew, Undergraduate Student, Departments of Mathematics and Philosophy, WMU.

Friday, April 10, 4 p.m.
Face to Face with Linear Algebra
Steven Crow, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU.

Saturday, April 11
11 a.m., Fetzer Center
Awards Day & Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony

Friday, April 17, 4 p.m.
Chess Math: Queens on a Torus and Other Chess Based Problems
Sean English, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU.

Wednesday, April 22, 4 p.m., 1110 Rood
Refreshments at 3:30pm, Bradley Commons, 2202 Everett
The Mathematics of the Faraday Cage
Professor Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford, U.K.

Thursday, April 23, 4 p.m.
Numerical Computing with Chebfun
Professor Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford, U.K.

Friday, April 24, 4 p.m.
Business Meeting & Movie Night
Movie: The Story of Math, Episode 3 -- The Frontiers of Space

What is Math Club?

Math Club @ WMU is dedicated to promoting engagement in mathematics, by creating opportunities for learning and fun.

Current Officers

Katie Hillenbrand Lawrence Cuneaz

Katie Hillenbrand

Lawrence Cuneaz


Vice President

Jamie Hallas
Nathaniel Haeussler

Jamie Hallas

Nathaniel Haeussler



Megan Kuk Richard Hollister

Megan Kuk

Richard Hollister

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Steve Ziebarth

Niloufer Mackey

Steve Ziebarth