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PosterFest 2018: Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians

Friday, August 3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building

This poster session will allow early career mathematicians, including untenured faculty and graduate students, to present and discuss their scholarly activities with other attendees in an informal atmosphere. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports.

Eric A. Eager, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Lisa Driskell, Colorado Mesa University

MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
Young Mathematicians Network
Project NExT


MAA General Contributed Poster Sessions

Thursday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building
Thursday, August 2, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building
Friday, August 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building

The MAA is pleased to announce the inaugural General Contributed Poster Session (GCPS) at MathFest 2018 in Denver. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting and the number of rotations will depend on the number of accepted posters. The MAA will provide corkboards or trifolds for the posters – you just need to bring your poster.


Part 1

Thursday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building

1. A Tale of Links between Arithmetic and Poset’s Möbius Functions

Emil D. Schwab, The University of Texas at El Paso
Gabriela Schwab, El Paso Community College

2. Annihilator Ideal Based Zero Divisor Graph of Z Modulo N over Z, Complemented Condition and Girth

Irawati Irawati, Bandung Institute of Technology
Farhani Farhani, Bandung Institute of Technology

3. Computer-Assisted Calculation in Hopf Algebra Representations

John E. Foster, Walla Walla University

4. Some Relations on Prefix Reversal Generators of the Symmetric and Hyperoctahedral Group (CANCELED)

Charles Buehrle, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Saul Blanco, Indiana University

5. A Practical Parallelizable Fourth-Order Modification of Laguerre's Method

Thomas Cameron, Davidson College

6. Comparisons of Locally Determined Nonlinear Maps and Generalized Orthomorphisms

William Feldman, University of Arkansas

7. Convergence Speed of Some Random Implicit-Kirk-Type Iterations for Contractive-type Random Operators

Hudson Akewe, University of Lagos

8. Do Annular Functions Abound?

Russell W. Howell, Westmont College

9. From Simplicity of Monotonicity to Generality by Inequality (CANCELED)

Anae Myers, Florida Atlantic University

10. Generalizations of the Enestrom-Kakeya Theorem

Aaron Melman, Santa Clara University

11. Vector Reconstruction: A Generalized Kaczmarz Algorithm

Anna Seitz, Iowa State University
Mary Vaughan, Iowa State University
Nate Harding, Iowa State University
Emelie Curl, Iowa State University

12. An AMG Approach in Solving Graph Laplacians of Protein Networks Based on Diffusion State Distance Metrics

Junyuan Lin, Tufts University

13. A Cost Benefit Analysis of Cyber Defense Improvements

Tung Thai, Wentworth Institute of Technology

14. Reduced Fertility and Asymptotics of the Logistic Model

Laurentiu Sega, Augusta University

15. Clique Immersion in Graph Products

Megan E. Heenehan, Eastern Connecticut State University
Karen L. Collins, Wesleyan University
Jessica McDonald, Auburn University

16. Iterated Line Graphs of Trees and Bi-Regular Graphs

Liz Lane-Harvard, University of Central Oklahoma

17. Limit Characterizations through Spanning Trees in Multigraphs: An Exploration

Joshua Steier, Seton Hall University
Kristi Luttrell, Seton Hall University
John T. Saccoman, Seton Hall University

18. Minimal Embedding Dimensions of Rectangle k-Visibility Graphs

Espen Slettnes, University of California, Berkeley

19. Radio Number for Ninth Power Paths

Joel Salazar, California State University, San Bernardino

20. The Saturation Number of Single-Defect Carbon Nanocones

Taylor Short, Grand Valley State University

21. Using Graph Theory to Design Optimal Strategies for DNA Self-Assembly

Hector Dondiego, Lewis University
Chandler Stimpert, Lewis University

22. Enumerating Multiple Frog Paths

Matthew Hudelson, Washington State University

23. A Brief on Direct Product Models and Languages

Cyrus F. Nourani, Acdmkrd AI Berlin

24. Matrix Powers and Symmetric Polynomials

Joshua Boone, Lincoln Memorial University

25. Upper Bounds for the Bond Percolation Thresholds of the Cubic, Body-Centered Cubic, and Face-Centered Cubic Lattices by a Growth Process Approach

John C. Wierman, Johns Hopkins University

26. Effect of Solar Variability on North Atlantic Climate

Jessica Oehrlein, Columbia University
Gabriel Chiodo, Columbia University
Lorenzo M. Polvani, Columbia University
John Fyfe, Environment Canada
Anne K. Smith, National Center for Atmospheric Research

27. Fibonacci Identities: No Induction Required

Ethan Berkove, Lafayette College
Michael Brilleslyper, U. S. Air Force Academy

28. Generalized Zeckendorf Expansions (CANCELED)

David Terr, UC Berkeley

29. Primes and Divisibility Patterns in the Repdigit Sequence 3, 31, 311, 3111, 31111,...

Kryssa C. Goodhart, Rowan University
Jay L. Schiffman, Rowan University

30. Recent Developments on Stern's Diatomic Sequence and a Sister Function

Aubrey R. Laskowski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael J. Schirle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

31. Solutions to the Diophantine Equation \(X + Y = c^z\) when \(XY\) Is Divisible by a Fixed Set of Two Primes

Robert Styer, Villanova University
Reese Scott, Somerville, MA

32. The Modeling and Calculation of Rise and Fall of the Liquid in Capillary Action by Poisson

Shigeru Masuda, RIMS, Kyoto University

Part 2

Thursday, August 2, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building

1. Alternative Grading Schemes in Linear Algebra (CANCELED)

Timothy Goldberg, Lenoir-Rhyne University

2. Standards Based Assessment: An Easy-to-Use SBA Quiz System

James Olsen, Western Illinois University

3. Mathematics Learning Support at US Colleges & Universities

David Thomas, University of Providence
Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Maynooth University, Ireland

4. A Comparison of Two Approaches to Teaching Calculus I

Jonathan Hulgan, Oxford College of Emory University

5. The “Lost” Books of Euclid’s Elements

Chuck Lindsey, Florida Gulf Coast University

6. A College Geometry Course Involving Civilization, Logic and Beauty (CANCELED)

Wen-Haw Chen, Tunghai University

7. Opening Up the Transitions Course: New Proof Tasks for the Creative Math Major

Jamie Sutherland, University of Delaware

8. Calculus in Virtual Reality

Nicholas Long, Stephen F. Austin State University
Jeremy Becnel, Stephen F. Austin State University

9. Application Projects to Students in Calculus for Life Science

Yanping Ma, Loyola Marymount University

10. Blending Team-based Learning with Standards-Based Grading in a Calculus I classroom

Jeffrey M. Ford, Gustavus Adolphus College

11. Developing Tightly Coordinated Calculus Courses for STEM Majors> (CANCELED)

James M. Talamo, The Ohio State University

12. Student Perceptions of Engagement in Calculus 1

Kristen Mazur, Elon University
Laura Taylor, Elon University

13. Using History to Motivate Calculus

Dan Kemp, South Dakota State University

14. Whose Math and For What Purpose? A Community Seminar on Identity, Culture, and Mathematics (CANCELED)

Gizem Karaali, Pomona College

15. Case Study of Student Success

Kyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

16. Beyond the Textbook - Stories, Cartoons, and More

Janet St.Clair, Alabama State University

17. Choreographing in Problem Solving: Mathematical Interpretations of Figure Skat ers' Blade Tracings

Rachael Talbert, Towson University
Diana Cheng, Towson University

18. Math Races and Jeopardy Games

David DiMarco, Neumann University
Ryan Savitz, Neumann University

19. Transforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources

Nicholas Scoville, Ursinus College
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Jerry Lodder, New Mexico State University
Janet Barnett, Colorado State University–Pueblo
Danny Otero, Xavier University
Kathy Clark, Florida State University
Diana White, University of Colorado Denver

20. Using Investigation Activities to Incorporate Inquiry Based Learning Principles in the Classroom

Gabriella Harris, Towson University
Kimberly Corum, Towson University

21. Classroom Stats: Spice Up Your Classroom with Fun, Live, Data Collection and Analysis

David G. Taylor, Roanoke College
Adam F. Childers, Roanoke College

22. Creating a Learning Map for Introductory Statistics

Heidi Hulsizer, Benedictine College
Megan Lutz, University of Georgia
Dione Maxwell, Loganville High School, Loganville GA
Jonathan Templin, University of Kansas
Laura Zielger, Iowa State

23. Culling Engaging Statistical Activities From the Wild: R as an Aid to Reading the News

Meredith Anderson, Adams State University

24. Data Science for Math Majors

William C. Calhoun, Bloomsburg University

25. Teaching Data-Centric Statistics: StatPREP at the end of Year 1

Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
Michael Brilleslyper, U. S. Air Force Academy
Kathryn Kozak, Coconino Community College

26. Outcomes and Issues from an NSF SSTEM Grant: Recruiting, Research, and Curriculum Evolution

James Quinlan, University of New England
Amy Deveau, University of New England

28. Flipping Finite

Emma Wright, Plymouth State University

29. Polishing a Flip

Mel Henriksen, Wentworth Institute of Technology

30. Implementing Inquiry Using POGIL

Jill Shahverdian, Quinnipiac University

31.Teaching Mathematics to Future Teachers: A New Layer to the Content

Nermin Bayazit, Fitchburg State University

32. Use of a Popular Logo, the Five-Cornered Star (aka Regular Pentagram) in Teaching Different Levels of Mathematics

Danny T. Lau, University of North Georgia

33. Students' Mathematical Modeling of One-Point Perspective Paintings

Rachel Schmitz, Towson University
Kristin Frank, Towson University

34. How (NOT) to Make Discovery-Learning Assessments

Kayla Blyman, United States Military Academy - West Point
Lisa Bromberg, United States Military Academy - West Point,
Kristin Arney, United States Military Academy - West Point

35. Investigating Properties of Magic Matrices

Alexis Wilding, Weber State University

Part 3

Friday, August 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Plaza Exhibit Hall, Plaza Building

1. A Better Path to Math Careers

Tim McEldowney, University of California, Riverside

2. Girls <3 "Hands On Mathematics"

Victoria Kofman, Stella Academy

3. Partnerships Within and Without: Expanding the Reach of the Mathematical Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands (CANCELED)

Camille McKayle, University of the Virgin Islands
Robert Stolz, University of the Virgin Islands
Nadia Monrose, University of the Virgin Islands

4. Use Interinstitutional Collaboration and Cyberlearning to Offer Computational Science Courses for a Computational Math Degree Program in a Small University

Hong P. Liu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

5. Beautiful Integer Patterns, Version 4.0: Variations on a Binomial Theme

Charlie Smith, Park University

6. A Machine Learning Approach to Designing Guidelines for Acute AquaticToxicity

Barry C. Husowitz, Wentworth Institute of Technology

7. Discussing Mathematical Microaggressions with Pre-Service K-8 Teachers

Zachary Beamer, University of Virginia

8. Letting Teachers Notice and Wonder

Derek J. Sturgill, University of Wisconsin: Stout

9. Relationship between Students Van Hiele Levels and the Geometric Content

John F. Ekpe, Accra Technical University

10. Thinking Outside the Plane: Teaching Not-Euclidean Geometries at Pre-College Levels

J. Mealy, Austin College
Tyler Shaw, Austin College

11. Reducing Student Testing Anxiety by Implementing a Three-Stage Group Testing Method

Suzanne Caulfield, Cardinal Stritch University

12. The Initial Development of ICAP4Calc: An Inventory of Algebra Concepts

Bradley J. Paynter, University of Central Oklahoma
Elizabeth Lane-Harvard, University of Central Oklahoma

13. Using History to Integrate a Faith-Based Mission into the Mathematics Classroom

Caira B. Bongers, Bryn Athyn College

14. What Should We Teach in Mathematics as Artificial Intelligence Becomes Increasingly Powerful?

Alexander G. Atwood, Suffolk County Community College

15. Views on an Open Technology Policy in Mathematics Classrooms

James R. Valles, Jr., Prairie View A&M University

16. Providing Mathematics Students a Transformative Learning Experience Beyond the Classroom

Kristi Karber, University of Central Oklahoma

17. Establishing Practices Integrating Commuter Students - Year 1

Mindy B. Capaldi, Valparaiso University

18. Establishing a Connection Between Julia Sets and Julia Quadratics

Sukanya Basu, Independent

19. Logarithmic Patterns in Classical Music

Azar Khosravani, Columbia College Chicago

20. Number Talks: A Vehicle for Understanding

Jennifer Bergner, Salisbury University

21. Sequences with the Zeckendorf Property

Curtis Herink, Mercer Universiy

22. Surviving the Apocalypse with a Compass and a Straightedge

Grace E. Cook, Bloomfield College

23. Colorado State University - Pueblo - 40 years and Counting

Janet Nichols, Colorado State University - Pueblo

24. Summer Illinois Math Camp

Claire Merriman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emily Heath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Simone Sisneros-Thiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jenna Zomback, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

25. Taking Math to the Streets

Axel Brandt, Northern Kentucky University
Tanya Chartier, The Davidson Center
Tim Chartier, Davidson College

26. The 2018 SUMMA Math Teachers' Circle Workshop

David R. Scott, Univ. of Puget Sound

27. A Student's Declassified Grad School Survival Guide

Lisa J. Mueller, University of Kentucky

28. L(2,1)-Labeling OF Circulant Graphs

Soumya Bhoumik, Fort Hays State University
Sarbari Mitra, Fort Hays State University

29. A Missing Entry in Sullivan's Dictionary?

Colby Kelln, University of Michigan
Sean Kelly, University of Michigan
Justin Lee, University of Michigan

30. Teach-Touch (Economics)

Galit Eizman, Harvard University

31. Student Assumptions about An Introductory Course in Business Statistics and Their Impact on Learning Outcomes

Deborah J. Gougeon, University of Scranton

32. Motiving Students through Extra-Curricular Activities

Ge Mu, Penn State New Kensington

33. An Invitation to Study Mathematics: The First-year Seminar Course at Colorado Mesa University (CANCELED)

Tracii Friedman, Colorado Mesa University

34. Measuring Income Inequality in a General Education or Calculus Mathematics Classroom

Barbara O'Donovan, Saint Michael's College

35. Use of Multimedia Technology for Effective Teaching and Learning of Plane Geometry at the Middle Basic School Level in Nigeria

Solomon A. Iyekekpolor, Taraba State University
Oyeniyi Solomon Olayinka, Taraba State University