Spring 2017 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 Friday at noon
Brown Bag Lunch in the Alavi Commons
Bring your lunch and socialize with fellow students and faculty. Everyone is invited!

Friday, January 13, 4 p.m.
Pizza Party!

Friday, January 20, 4 p.m.
Antropogenic Nanoparticles: Assessing Their Environmental Impact
Sherine Obare, Associate Vice President for Research, WMU

Friday, February 3, 4 p.m.
Quality Control, Data Analytics, and Cyber-Security for Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Dr. Lee Wells, Industrial & Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management Department, WMU

Friday, February 10, 4 p.m.
Study Abroad for Mathematics Students: Budapest Semester in Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Linda Lesniak, Department of Mathematics, WMU, and Lee Penyak, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, WMU

Friday, February 17, 4 p.m.
Six Degrees of Separation and the Facebook Graph
Elizabeth Sprangel, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, February 24, 4 p.m.
Reflection Functions and Polynomial Knots
Gene Freudenburg, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, March 3
Spirit Day

Friday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Spring Break

Friday, March 17, 4 p.m.
Modeling the Influence of Macrofauna, Macrophytes, Nutrients and Road Salt on Lake and Wetland Chemistry
Carla Koretsky, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, WMU

Friday, March 24, 4 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Mathematics in a Digital Environment
Christine Browning, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, March 31, 4 p.m.
A Mathematician Talks Chemistry: Why Knot?
Richard Hollister, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Saturday, April 1
11 a.m., Fetzer Center
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony & Mathematics Department Awards Day

Friday, April 7, 4 p.m.
Games Night

Friday, April 14, 4 p.m.
Euler Celebration
Various Presenters

Friday, April 21, 4 p.m.
Dinner and Movie Night!

What is Math Club?

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

Current Officers

Jamie Hallas
Josh Mussche

Jamie Hallas

Josh Mussche


Vice President

Elizabeth Sprangel Maria Talanda-Fisher

Elizabeth Sprangel

Maria Talanda-Fisher



Sean English Noha Abdelghany

Sean English

Noha Abdelghany

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Steve Mackey

Niloufer Mackey

Steve Mackey


Steve Ziebarth

Steve Ziebarth