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Poster Sessions

MAA Contributed Poster Sessions

Session I: Thursday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B
Session II: Thursday, August 1, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B
Session III: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B


Given last year’s success with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS), the MAA is pleased to continue with this session at MathFest 2019 in Cincinnati. 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.

Please consult this year's Call for Posters for more information on the sessions in general, and what to expect for submitting and preparing presentations


Session I

Thursday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

1. The Integration of Mathematics and Science: A Plan for a High School Integrated Pre-Calculus and Physics Course

Courtney Fox, Clermont Northeastern High School/University of Cincinnati

2. Towson University's Pre-Service Teachers' STEM Modeling Activities with Baltimore City Middle School Students

Diana Cheng, Towson University
Rachael Talbert, Towson University
Kimberly Corum, Towson University

3. Dancing through Mathematics: Kinesthetic Activities in Figure Skating Camps

Rachel Schmitz, Towson University

4. Mathematical Misconceptions and Teaching Implications at the Secondary Level

Rachel Balthrop, Cheatham County Central High School
Kassi Rye, Northwest High School
Jackie Vogel, Austin Peay State University

5. UVU PREP - Intensive Summer STEM Program

Liz Andrus, Utah Valley University
Daniel Horns, Utah Valley University
Violeta Vasilevska, Utah Valley University
Krista Ruggles, Utah Valley University

6. Maps, Bridges, Networks, and Art Galleries: Introducing Secondary Students to Graph Theory through Classic Problems (CANCELED)

Jessica Oehrlein, Columbia University

7. Math Outreach Activities for Secondary School Students

Lauren DeDieu, University of Calgary

8. Sorting: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Iris Tong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kagen Quiballo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9. Coloring Mapematics!

Yasir Silviano Badillo Acosta, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kelly A. Jezior, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Iris Y. Tong, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kagen J. Quiballo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

10. Examples of Real Time Modeling in Differential Equations Courses

Brian Winkel, SIMIODE

11. Resequencing Calculus at a Small Liberal Arts College: Balancing the Needs of Math Majors and Pre-Meds within Staffing Budget Constraints

Joan Lubben, Dakota Wesleyan University

12. A POGIL-Style Activity to Introduce or Review Vectors

Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College

13. StatPREP: Transforming Intro Stat using a Data-Centered Approach

Jenna P. Carpenter, Campbell University

14. Program-Level Assessment . . . Don't Run Away!

Alan Alewine, McKendree University

15. Building Career-Ready Skills in Undergraduate Mathematics Majors

Michele L. Joyner, East Tennessee State University

16. Improving Mathematics Education for Nurses: Updates on a National Initiative

Daniel Ozimek, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
John Clochesy, University of Miami
Martha Ellis, Charles A. Dana Center
Beth Kelch, Delta College
Kathryn Stuck Boyd, Cleveland Clinic
Anna Wendel, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Michelle Younker, Owens Community College

17. Modeling Scenarios via Writing Projects

Eric Stachura, Kennesaw State University

18. SIMIODE: Let Mathematical Modeling Inspire Your Differential Equations Class

Patrice Tiffany, Manhattan College

19. Homework Revisions vs. Meeting with the Professor: Which Better Helps Precalculus Students Learn?

Rachel Epstein, Georgia College

20. Cooperative Learning in an Introduction to Topology Course

Erin Griesenauer, Eckerd College

21. Developing Students’ Mathematical Background for University-Level Statistics Course in a Flipped Classroom, In-class Worksheets, Peer Interaction, and Class Projects in an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Chamila Kumari Ranaweera, University of Colorado Boulder

22. Using Art to Express Mathematics

Jonathan Keiter, East Stroudsburg University

23. Getting to the Top: Less Pain, More Gain

Kristopher Pruitt, U.S. Air Force Academy
Michael Brilleslyper, U.S. Air Force Academy

24.MYMathApps Calculus Tutorials

Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Matthew Weihing, Texas A&M University
Joseph Martinsen, Texas A&M University
Akash Rao, Texas A&M University

25. Delivering Pre-Class Activities ViaWeBWorK to Impact Student Learning

Mike Janssen, Dordt University
Valorie Zonnefeld, Dordt University

26. Construction of an Infinite Square Matrix to Observe Various Forms of Whole Numbers

Danny T. Lau, University of North Georgia

27. There are 70 Finite Regular Ternary Quadratic Forms

Frank Patane, Samford University
Raymond Herbert, University of Alabama

28. Exploring Asymmetrical Results in Mathematics

Brian J. Shelburne, Wittenberg University

29. Hensel's p-Acid Numbers

Phil Blau, Shawnee State University

30. CM Method and Expansion of Numbers

Abdulmajeed Abdurrahman, Shippensburg University

31. Preserving p-Adic Metrics (RESCHEDULED to Session II)

Robert W. Vallin, Lamar University

32. Multiplicity of Hexagon Numbers

Cameron G. Hale, UAB
Jonathan R. Kelleher, UAB
John C. Mayer, UAB

33. Mathematical and Artistic Creative Processes: Distilling Models, Mapping Interdisciplinary Intersections (RESCHEDULED to PosterFest)

Kerry O'Grady, Johns Hopkins University

34. Conjoint Analysis Approach for Defining Part Worth Utilities to Criteria Weighing into the “Go/No-Go” Decision Faced by NGOs in Disaster Response

Danilo R. Diedrichs, Wheaton College
Paul A. Isihara, Wheaton College

35. Data Arising from Destructive Samples: The Case of Spina Bifida

Rigwed R. Tatu, University of Cincinnati

Session II

Session II: Thursday, August 1, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

1. Universal Course Design for Linear Algebra Instruction

Roza Aceska, Ball State University
Crystal Lorch, Ball State University

2. My Favorite (algebra based) Math Contest Questions

Ashley Johnson, University of North Alabama

3. Hands-On Learning in a Mathematical Reasoning Course

L. Jeneva Clark, University of Tennessee

4. Using an Overview of All of Math History in a Math History Classroom: Highlighting Mathematicians and Mathematics

Daniel Kiteck, Indiana Wesleyan University

5. Active Learning Practices for First-Year Calculus

Kevser Erdem, University of Cincinnati
Casey Monday, University of Cincinnati

6. Adventures in Online Teaching with First Year Students
Grace E. Cook, Bloomfield College


7. The Carrot and the Stick: Attempts to Get Homework Completed when Due

Jennifer Szczesniak, Hagerstown Community College

8. Improving Student Understanding of Multivariable Calculus Concepts Using the CalcPlot3D Visualization Applet

Monica VanDieren, Robert Morris University
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College
Deborah Moore-Russo, University of Oklahoma

9. Changing the Culture of Calculus

James M. Talamo, The Ohio State University
Nela Lakos, The Ohio State University

10. The Traveling Mathematics Department

Duane Farnsworth, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Jon Beal, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Carey Childers, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Shifflet, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Marcella McConnell, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Michael McConnell, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Kate Overmoyer, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Adam Roberts, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

11. Teaching Introductory Mathematical Modeling for Mathematics Majors

Nicole M. Panza,Francis Marion University

12. Developing a Mathematics through Illusion Course

Matthew J. Haines, Augsburg University

13. An Exit-Polling Project in a First-Year Seminar

Russell Goodman, Central College

14. Factors and Methods of STEM Student Retention

James Quinlan, University of New England

16. Implementing Inquiry Using POGIL (2.0)

Jill Shahverdian, Quinnipiac University

17. Cubic Curve Classifications: From Newton to Modern Day

Mark Bly, Coastal Carolina University

18. Mr.

Alvin Chi Hi Ng, Diligence(Tutor Centre)

19. Pythagoras and Music Theory

Jillian Honea, University of Tennessee
Jackie Vogel, Austin Peay State University

20. Galois Groups of Even Quartics and Doubly Even Octic Polynomials

Chad Awtrey, Elon University

21. Cubics, Triangles, Cardano, & Statistics

G. Gerard Wojnar, Frostburg State University

22. h

Max Lind, USP
Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College

23. Co-prime Labelings of Complete Bipartite Graphs

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

24. Neighborhood-Prime Labelings of Hamiltonian Graphs

Norman Bradley Fox, Austin Peay State University

25. Breaking Graph Symmetry

Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology

26. Bounds on Number of Positive First Differences for Algebraically Generated Costas Arrays

Christopher N. Swanson, Ashland University

27. Preserving p-Adic Metrics (RESCHEDULED from Session I)

Robert W. Vallin, Lamar University

27. Finding the Intermediate and Largest Integers in the Primitive Pythagorean Triple When Only the Smallest is Known (CANCELED)

Frederick D. Chichester, Retired

28. Percolation Threshold Values and Bounds for Archimedean Lattices

John C. Wierman, Johns Hopkins University

29. Complex Linear Algebra without Complex Numbers

Adam Coffman, Purdue University Fort Wayne

30. Disjointness Preserving Nonlinear and Point-wise Determined Maps on Banach Lattices

William Feldman, University of Arkansas

31. An Extended Deletion-Contraction Recurrence for the Chromatic Polynomial

Austin Mohr, Nebraska Wesleyan University

(NEW!) 32. Fibonacci Cordial Labeling of Some Special Graphs

Sarbari Mitra, Fort Hays State University

32. Comparing String-Similarity Algorithms in the Task of Name-Matching (CANCELED)

Aleksandra Zaba, University of Utah

33. Experimental Estimation of a Sequence's Order of Convergence

Michelle Ghrist, Gonzaga University

34. Numerical Results for Linear Sequential Caputo Fractional Differential Equations with Initial and Boundary Conditions of Order 2q Using Laplace Transform Method

Bhuvaneswari Sambandham, Dixie State University

35. Program Review at Baldwin Wallace (RESCHEDULED to the Program Review Experience)

Peggy Slavik, Baldwin Wallace University
Brent Daniel Strunk, Baldwin Wallace University

Session III

Session III: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

1. Riemann Sums Belong at the End of Integral Calculus, Not the Beginning

Robert R. Rogers, SUNY Fredonia

2. Take a Deep Breath and Behold the Mathematics

Mary B. Walkins, The Community College of Baltimore County

3. Revolution and Romance: Mathematics in the Romantic Age

Richard (Abe) Edwards, Michigan State University

4. Instruction Type and Student Major as They Relate to Student Success in College Level Developmental Mathematics Classes

Jean Coltharp, Missouri Southern State University

5. Confronting Underachievement in Introductory Math Classes: Improving Learning for All Students through Self-Regulation

Jane F. Reed, Way to Succeed

6. Calculus in Context - Results From Bringing Calculus and Physics Together

Kelly Black, University of Georgia
Guangming Yao, Clarkson University
Michael Ramsdell, Clarkson University
Craig Wiegert, University of Georgia

7. Mathematics of Paper Airplanes

Duk-Hyung Lee, Asbury University

8. Mathematics for Cybersecurity Majors (CANCELED)

Gregory V. Bard, University of Wisconsin-Stout

9. Emergent Symbolization as a Student Learning Goal: Gathering and Responding to Students' Mathematical Meanings

Alan O'Bryan, Arizona State University

10. Between the Two Cultures: Teaching Math and Art to Engineers (and Scientists and Mathematicians)

Joshua Holden, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

11.Quantitative Reasoning: Everyday Considerations for Exploring Mathematics

Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State University

12. Breaking 'R' Code: A First Attempt at Implementing R in Quantitative Biology

Margaret Rahmoeller, Roanoke College

13. Differences in Educational Gain for Calculus Concepts

Daniel L. Kern, Florida Gulf Coast University
Galen Papkov, Florida Gulf Coast University

14. Math Mindset in Early Courses

Heidi Hulsizer, Benedictine College
Angela Broaddus, Benedictine College

15. Modeling and Assessment of Student Retention at Hendrix College

Chris Camfield, Hendrix College

16.The Application of the Microsoft Office Suite to Enhance Mathematics Learning

Diane Cass Lussier, Pima Community College
Daniel E. Plummer, Howard University

17. Positive Solutions to Singular Second Order BVPs for Dynamical Equations

Curtis Kunkel, University of Tennessee Martin

18. Breaking the Vicious Limit Cycle: Addiction Relapse-Recovery as a Fast-Slow Dynamical System

Jacob P. Duncan, Winona State University
Monica McGrath, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
Teresa Aubele-Futch, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

19. The Effect of an Environmental Toxin on Competing Species

Jennifer Miller, Bellarmine University

20. An Inverse Source Problem with an Integral Overdetermination

Sedar Ngoma, SUNY Geneseo

21. Pricing Variance Swap for a Discrete BN-S Model

Semere Kidane Gebresilasie, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Matthew Sears, Wentworth Institute of Technology

22.In to the Power Functions

Bianka Wang, Saginaw Valley State University
Hasan Al-Halees, Saginaw Valley State University

23.Equivalence Results for Implicit Junck-kirk Type Iterations

Hudson Akewe, University of Lagos

24. Using a Prerequisites Test to Improve Success in Applied Calculus

Nicholas Gewecke, Dalton State College

25.On the Existence of Fixed Points for Monotone Lipschitzian Mappings

Buthinah Bin Dehaish, University of Jeddah

26. Cotangent Averaging and Euler's Product Formula

Andrew Rich, Manchester University

27. Rainbow Geometry: Newton's Second Longbow

Dennis G. Collins, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

28. The Transmission of Hindu-Arabic Numerals (CANCELED)

Chuck Lindsey, Florida Gulf Coast University

29. Nineteenth Century Normal Mathematics

Jeff Johannes, SUNY Geneseo

30. Visualizing the Transformative Role of Mathematics in the Fin de Siècle Culture with Social Network Analysis

Donna Beers, Simmons University

31. On-cognitive Psychological Variables of Gender Inequalities in Developmental and Introductory Mathematics Courses

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

32. Adding Synthesis Tests to Mastery Based Testing

Haley A. Yaple, Carthage College

33. Dialogical Learning

Steven Wilkinson, Northern Kentucky University
Taraneh Wilkinson, Foundation for Religious Studies, Bologna, Italy

34. Explanation, Existence, and Indispensability

May Mei, Denison University
Seth Chin-Parker, Denison University
Sam Cowling, Denison University

35. The MPWR Seminar: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME

Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech
Jess Ellis Hagman, Colorado State University
Stacy Musgrave, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

36. Mathematicians’ Perceptions of their Teaching

Christian Orr-Woods, Rutgers University


PosterFest 2019: Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians

Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B


This poster session and networking event allows early career mathematicians to present and discuss their scholarly activities with senior mathematicians in an informal atmosphere. Untenured faculty and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports. Please note that undergraduate submissions will not be accepted. Alternate opportunities for undergraduate students are available and can be found on the conference website. Questions regarding this session should be sent to the organizers.

Lisa Driskell, Colorado Mesa University
Holly Attenborough, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians (ECM)
MAA Committee on Graduate Students
Young Mathematicians Network
MAA Project NExT


The Program Review Experience

Friday, August 2, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B (MAA Pavilion)


Via their posters, presenters from several campus will tell the story of their program review experiences. They describe what was expected of them, what difficulties they encountered, and what the outcomes of the review were

Rick Gilman, Valparaiso University

MAA Committee on Program Review


PIC Math Showcase

Student Presentations: Saturday August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C
Industry Speakers: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C
Poster Session: Saturday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C


PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. In this session students who participated in PIC Math will give talks and poster presentations about their research, and mathematicians in industry will talk about what it is like to work in industry and what students need to do to succeed.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Eight students talks at 15-minute intervals
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Two mathematicians from industry speak in 30-minute intervals
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Break
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session

Sponsors: PIC Math is an MAA program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275) and the National Security Agency (NSA).