WOU Mathematics Department News and Activities
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Events 20142015  
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 (4th Annual), University House, Friday, October 24, 2014, 6 p.m.  
Sonia Kovalevsky Day for High School Girls, Saturday, February 28, 2015  
Mathematics Spring Picnic, Thursday, June 4, 2015, WOU's Gentle House 
Math Club Information  
See the WOU Math Club Web Page 
(Undergraduates in) Mathematics Scholarship  
Scholarship page and information  
Charlie Dolezal and Ernie and LaVerne Cummins Scholarships 
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. 
Student News  
Academic Excellence Showcase 2015  
Western Oregon University mathematics majors will present their senior projects and senior capstone projects at the 2015 WOU Academic Excellence Showcase. See wou.edu/showcase. 

Conferences and Papers 20142015  
These 2015 seniors all gave talks at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA at the University of Washington Tacoma. Presented papers were: Camarie Campfield: "Portfolio Optimization: A Modeling Perspective", Andy Fry: "Playing with Abelian Sandpiles", Logan Emonds: "Race to the Origin", Christopher Hartman: "Trapezoidal Numbers", Alvaro Francisco Manuel: "Shooting Pool", Christina Moorhead: "Insolvable Configurations of Peg Solitaire", Kyle Peterson: "Pell’s Equation and Continued Fractions", Elizabeth Struxness: "List Coloring", Nicole Welch: "Deck Manipulation Through Perfect Shuffles", Derek Zeis: "Graph Theory and Sprouts"  
Camarie Campfield won the SIAM prize for the best student presentation at the PNW MAA & NUMS 2105 conference for her talk entitled "Portfolio Optimization: A Modeling Perspective" 

Employment News 20142015  
Daniel Shelton BS '14 MAT '15 is the math teacher at Sweet Home High School. 

Graduate School News 20142015  
Ariel Setniker, B.S. Mathematics'13, currently in the Ph.D. program at the University of NebraskaLincoln, passed her Qualifying Exam in Analysis, January 2015.  
Andy Fry '15 has been accepted for graduate study with financial support at University of NebraskaLincoln, Colorado State, and University of Colorado  Boulder. Each invited him for a campus visit.  
Doug Deacock '15 was accepted for graduate study at University of Idaho, Montana State University, Binghamton University, and Washington State University. He chose University of Idaho.  
Matt Hurliman, B.S. Computer Science / Mathematics '13, earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Digipen Institute of Technology in April 2015. 