### WOU Mathematics Department News and Activities

2012-2013 Math News 2011-2012 Math News
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**Events**

The

**Putnam Exam **is the first Saturday in December (

Putnam home).

If you are interested please contact Scott Beaver (

beavers@wou.edu) or Matt Nabity (

nabitym@wou.ed).

**Mathematics Fall Alumni Get Together** (3rd Annual), University House, Friday, October 11, 2013

**Sonia Kovalevsky Day for High School Girls**, Saturday, March 1, 2014

**Mathematics Spring Picnic**, Thursday, June 5, 2014, WOU's Gentle House

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**Math Club Information **

See the WOU Math Club Web Page

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**(Undergraduates in) Mathematics Scholarship Winners**

Scholarship page and information
*Charlie Dolezal and Ernie and LaVerne Cummins Scholarship*s

2013-2014 awardees: Lorena Avila Perez, Camarie Campfield, Andy Fry, and Jillian Johnson

Special note: Long time friend, colleague and supporter of the Mathematics Department, Charlie Dolezal is the winner of this year's Alumni Award of Excellence!

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**Π Μ Ε (The National Mathematics Honor Society)**

To learn about how students qualify for membership for Π Μ Ε at Western Oregon University, click here.

To learn more about Π Μ Ε, visit the national Π Μ Ε home page.

Congratulations to Andy Fry who won the Pi Mu Epsilon Outstanding Scholarship second prize at the 2014 Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium for his talk on

*Abelian Sandpiles*.

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**Student News **

**Academic Excellence Showcase 2014 **
Western Oregon University mathematics majors will present their senior projects and senior capstone projects at the 2014 WOU Academic Excellence Showcase. Details *TBA*

**Conferences and Papers 2013-2014**
**Molly Stubbliefield'13**, pursuing her Ph.D. in the Mathematics program at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma has had her paper "Nowhere-zero k-flows on graphs" written by Matthias Beck, Alyssa Cuyjet, Gordon Kirby, Molly Stubblefield, and Michael Young accepted for publication in Annals of Combinatorics.

**Employment News **
**Emily Trigg** BS '10 MAT '11 is the math teacher at Woodburn Success Alternative High School.

**Graduate School News**
**WOU students off to graduate school for fall term 2014:**
**Current graduate school news: **
**Projects**
**REUs Summer 2014 (check out the Summer Program for Undergraduates page) **
Andy Fry '15 accepted an offer from the San Diego State University Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates to study Numerical Semigroups summer 2014.

**Study Abroad**