### Upcoming Event

**Thursday, October 17, 2-3 pm in 351 Avery Hall:**

*What do I want to be when I grow up? Tales from a UNL math student*

In this talk Dr. Joyce Yen, a 1995 graduate of the UNL math department, will share stories about how her interests in mathematics took her from Nebraska to Michigan to Washington, with stops along the way around the world from Ireland to Greece to New Zealand and beyond. Along the way she found her professional identity expanding from being a mathematician to an engineer to a change agent in science and engineering.

### Previous Events

**Friday, October 11 4-5 pm in 115 Avery Hall: 13-th annual Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture**

*Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry Patterns*

Presented by professor Joseph Gallian - the Morse Alumni Distinguished University Professor of Teaching in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

We explain how to create symmetry patterns using Hamiltonian paths, spanning trees, exponential functions, logarithms, and modular arithmetic. These methods were used to create the image for the 2003 Mathematics Awareness Month poster.

The lecture will be preceded by inductions of new members in the Pi Mu Epsilon honors society.

### About Math Club

The Math Club is an umbrella organization for mathematics-related activities open to all UNL students. The Math Club sponsors events throughout the academic year in association with the Nebraska Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon and the Women Undergraduates in Mathematics at Nebraska.

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### Pi Mu Epsilon (ΠΜΕ)

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions. UNL's Nebraska Alpha Chapter, founded in 1928, was the 15th chapter out of over 350 chapters around the country.

Learn more about joining Pi Mu Epsilon.

#### Faculty Advisors

Try the

**UNL Math Challenge**

New problems are posted on the website above every other week.

Try it for fun, intellectual exercise, and a chance to win a

Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts!