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.

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*