**Organizers:**

**Gizem ****Karaali, ***Pomona** College*

**John Wilson, ***Centre College*

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## Geometry

*Thursday, August 4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m., Union D*

#### Perturbing Isolated Points of Algebraic Space Curves

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Adam Coffman**, *Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne*

**Jiří Lebl**, *Oklahoma State University*

#### Deriving Formulas for the Perfect 19-Sided Enneadecagon

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**Genghmun Eng**, *FFRDC Retired Scientist*

#### Geometry through Guided Inquiry

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**David M. Clark**, *SUNY New Paltz*

#### Take a Ride on the Parallel Transport

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Jeff Johannes**, *SUNY Geneseo*

#### Deriving the Finite Geometry of Pappus from a Simpler Set of Axioms

*9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.*

**Stephen Andrilli**, *La Salle University*

#### Defining the Energy of a Knot

*9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.*

**Richard G. Ligo**, *University of Iowa*

#### Special Polynomials and Minimal Surfaces

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Peter Connor**, *Indiana University South Bend*

#### A Trisectrix from a Carpenter’s Square

*10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**David Richeson**, *Dickinson College*

## Linear & Abstract Algebra

*Thursday, August 4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m., Union E*

#### A Useful Shortcut for Computing (Some) Matrix Determinants and Inverses

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Aaron M. Montgomery**, *Baldwin Wallace University*

#### A Classification of Small Operators Using Graph Theory

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**Jonathan Lopez**, *Canisius College*

**Terrence Bisson**, *Canisius College*

#### Matrix Differential Equations: Noncommutative Variation of Parameters

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**Andrew K. Greene**, *Manhattan College*

#### The Structure of a Polynomial Ring R[*x*] and R[*x*,sigma,delta] Relative to the Structure of *R*

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Irawati Irawati**, *Institut Teknologi Bandung*

#### When is a Polynomial Isomorphic to an Even Polynomial?

*9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.*

**Chad Awtrey**, *Elon University*

**James Beuerle**, *Elon University*

**Michael Keenan**, *Elon University*

#### Density of a Normal Subgroup of the Invertibles in Certain Multiplier Algebras

*9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Tracy Robin**, *University of Louisiana at Lafayette*

#### Permutation Groups and Sliding Disk Puzzles

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Lee Raney**, *University of North Alabama*

~~Pancake Worlds~~ (CANCELED)

*10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Charles Buehrle**, *Franklin & Marshal College*

## Applied Mathematics

*Thursday, August 4, 1:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m., Union D*

#### Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Anaesthetic-Induced Neural Oscillations

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**Israel Ncube**, *Alabama A&M University*

#### A Spatial Model for the Conservation of Sheepshead *(Archosargus Probatocephalus)*

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.*

**Leslie Jones**, *University of Tampa*

**Bridgette Froeschke**, *University of Tampa*

#### Unified, Simpler and Time Saving Solution of a Polar Vector Equation by the Method of Vector Rotation

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Narasimha S. Malladi**, *Malladi Academy*

~~Gödel Metric & the Penrose Interpretation of Gravitizing Quantum Mechanics~~ (CANCELED)

*1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.*

**Patrick M. Lank**, *University of Massachusetts - Lowell*

#### Toward Generalized Gravity

*2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.*

**Dennis G. Collins**, *UPR-Mayaguez*

#### Investigations in Star Formation: A Model to Consider in a First Course in Partial Differential Equations

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Lisa Holden**, *Northern Kentucky University*

#### Project Based Learning via Density Functional Theory

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Barry C. Husowitz**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

#### An Optimal Domain Decomposition Algorithm for Non-symmetric Problem

*2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Lopamudra Chakravarty**, *Kent State University*

#### Nonoscillatory Solutions of Two Dimensional Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with Delay

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Ozkan Ozturk**, *Missouri University of Science and Technology*

**Elvan Akin**, *Missouri University of Science and Technology*

*"You've Never Heard of the Millennium Falcon?"*: Steering Han Solo's Spacecraft Using Chaos Control

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Matthew A. Morena**, *Young Harris College*

#### Improved Laplace Decomposition Method For Solving Nonlinear Initial Value Problems

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**Johnson A. Osilaguin**, *University of Lagos*

#### Considering the Circular Cascade

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Denver Stahl**, *Washington & Jefferson College*

#### An Immersed Interface Flux Recovery Method for Parabolic Equations

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**Champike Attanayake**, *Miami University*

#### Constructing a Solution for the Dynamic Programming Equation

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Jesus A. Pascal**, *American University of Afghanistan*

#### SIMIODE A Community for Teaching Modeling First Differential Equations

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Brian Winkel**, *Emeritus of US Military Academy, West Point NY and Director of SIMIODE*

#### An Exact Solution for the Cubic-Quintic Duffing Oscillator

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**William R. Fuller**, *Ohio Northern University*

**Nathan Knodel**, *Ohio Northern University*

## Teaching Calculus

*Thursday, August 4, 1:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m., Union E*

#### Implementing Pre-Class Readings in Calculus

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**Houssein El Turkey**, *University of New Haven*

**Salam Turki**, *Rhode Island College*

#### Reviewing Precalculus in Calculus: Integrated vs. Beginning of Course

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.*

**Kimberly Roth**, *Juniata College*

**Henry Escuadro**, *Juniata College*

#### Flipping the Calculus Course (Not the Class!)

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Robert Rogers**, *SUNY Fredonia*

**Eugene Boman**, *Penn State - Harrisburg*

#### Flipping the Calculus Classroom - Blended Learning as an Instructional Approach

*1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.*

**Kara Teehan**, *Rutgers University*

#### Going Deeper: An Interactive Approach to Studying Calculus (or Other Math)

*2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.*

**Karen McCready**, *King’s College*

#### Discovery Learning in the Calculus Classroom (UPDATED TITLE)

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Louis Freese**, *DeVry University*

#### Highlighting Mindset and Self-Regulation in Calculus

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Rachel Weir**, *Allegheny College*

#### A Couse Innovation Initiative Proposal for Our Calculus I

*2:45 pm. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Linda Becerra**, *University of Houston - Downtown*

#### Introducing MYMathApps Calculus

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Philip B. Yasskin**, *Texas A&M University*

#### Calculus with Ximera: Building an Open-Source Interactive Calculus Textbook with LaTeX

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Bart Snapp**, *The Ohio State University*

#### Using SageMathCloud Worksheets to Facilitate Computational Thinking and Collaboration in Calculus

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**James Quinlan**, *University of New England*

#### Newton’s Square Roots of Power Series Functions

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Lee N. Collins**, *County College of Morris*

#### The Attitudes of Students in Calculus of Life Science Toward Mathematics in Their Careers

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**Yanping Ma**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Christina Eubanks-Turner**, *Loyola Marymount University*

~~Preparing Future Faculty to Teach Mathematics Meaningfully~~ (CANCELED)

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Marilyn P. Carlson**, *Arizona State University*

#### A New Application of the Markowitz Optimal Portfolio Theory and Its Efficient Frontier

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Gregory V. Bard**, *University of Wisconsin - Stout*

#### Cross Countries Comparison of the Calculus Education for STEM, Students

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Serge Yaskolko**, *South University*

**Genady Ya Gabarnik**, *St. John’s University*

**Luiza Kim-Tyan**, *MIS&S*

## Teaching Introductory Level Mathematics and Assessment

*Friday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Union D*

#### A Freshman Transition Program Experience

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Mary B. Walkins**, *The Community College of Baltimore County*

#### Strategies to Energize a Developmental Mathematics Class

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**Gowribalan A. Vamadeva**, *University of Cincinnati*

#### Learning Without Lectures: A Tablet-Based Approach to Developmental Mathematics

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**Kenneth A. Parker**, *NYC College of Technology*

#### The Effects of Calculator Use: Research from Psychology and Education

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Sunil Chetty**, *College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University*

~~The Development and Promotion of Constructivist-Learning Environment to Facilitate Learning Design on Learners with Learning Barriers in Mathematics~~ (CANCELED)

~~9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.~~

**Najeem Lateef**, *University of South Africa*

#### Productive Failure in the Modern College Algebra Classroom

*9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Ben Vanderlinden**, *Grand Canyon University*

**Filippo Posta**, *Grand Canyon University*

#### Instructional Games in Teaching Algebra among High School Students: Basis for Instructional Intervention

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Jhemson C. Elis**, *Department of Education*

**Elizabeth M. Ebora**, *Department of Education*

**Aurea P. Ocon**, *Department of Education*

**Teresita L. Culla**, *Department of Education*

#### A Reward system for General education Math Courses

*10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Jesse Prince-Lubawy**, *University of North Alabama*

~~Ohio Mathematics Initiative: Re-thinking Post-Secondary Mathematics~~ (CANCELED)

*10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.*

**Michelle L. Younker**, *Owens Community College*

#### An Assessment Study across Multi-Sections of ‘Large’ College Algebra Classrooms and a ‘Small’ College Algebra Classroom: A Preliminary Report

*10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Perry Y. Lee**, *Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*

**Padraig McLoughlin**, *Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*

#### WeBWorK Open Problem Library

*11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.*

**John Jones**, *Arizona State University*

**Jeff Holt**, *University of Virginia*

#### Guided Post Assessment Reflection for Student Success

*11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Rachel Frankel**, *UC Blue Ash College*

#### Grading on a Tablet: Solutions, Experiences, and Unintended Pedagogical Benefits

*11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.*

**Steven M. McKay**, *Brigham Young University*

## Graph Theory and Other Topics

*Friday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Union E*

#### Digit Sums on Vertex-Weighted Graphs

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Ji Young Choi**, *Shippensburg University of PA*

#### Trees for Values of the Span and Icaps for L(2, 1) - colorings

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**William Higgins**, *Wittenberg University*

**Aparna Higgins**, *University of Dayton*

**Karrolyne Fogel**, *California Lutheran University*

**John Villalpando**, *California Lutheran University*

**Vesta Coufal**, *Gonzaga University*

**Robert Ray**, *Gonzaga University*

**Kathie Yerion**, *Gonzaga University*

#### Counting Euler Circuits

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**Natacha Fonts-Merz**, *Westminster College*

#### Snake’s Path Quilts and Graph Theory

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Mary Shepherd**, *Northwest Missouri State University*

#### Contact Graphs for Packings of Convex Bodies

*9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.*

**Muhammad A. Khan**, *University of Calgary*

#### Who Is Really In Charge? Connecting Graph and Network Theory to Analyzing Social Networks

*9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Donna Beers**, *Simmons College*

**Mary Goodloe**, *Belmont University*

**Maurino Bautista**, *Rochester Institute of Technology*

#### Exploring the Fibonacci Word

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Jeffrey Clark**, *Elon University*

#### Signed Path Matrices and Oriented Hypergraphic Generalizations

*10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Amber Lu**, *Texas Academy of Math and Science*

**David Xiang**, *Westwood High School*

**Eric Li**, *Clements High School*

#### Improved Percolation Threshold Bounds for Archimedean Lattices

*10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.*

**John C. Wierman**, *John Hopkins University*

#### Math and Music of Recuerdos De La Alhambra

*10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Duk-Hyung Lee**, *Asbury University*

#### Musical Applications of Generalized Fibonnacci Polynomials

*11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.*

**Kurt Ludwick**, *Salisbury University*

#### Reaping the Benefits of Technology without the Frustration

*11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**David Calvis**, *Baldwin Wallace University*

#### Should We Prepare Students for Our Tests or for the Workforce?: Evaluating Long-Term Retention in Introductory Statistics

*11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.*

**Michael Posner**, *Villanova University*

**Meghan Buckley**, *Villanova University*

## Teaching Introductory Level Mathematics

*Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m., Union D*

#### Relationship between Students' Success and Students' Academic Backgrounds in Developmental Mathematics

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**Seongchun Kwon**, *Missouri State University - West Plains*

#### Redesigning an Intermediate Algebra Course using Active Learning Techniques

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 pm.*

**Mary Wagner-Krankel**, *St. Mary’s University*

#### Active Learning TACTivities for College Algebra

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Gary A. Olson**, *University of Colorado Denver*

#### Inquiry-Based Learning through Blogs

*1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.*

**Forest Fisher**, *Guttman Community College, CUNY*

#### First-year Students and Online Math Courses: A Dangerous Mix

*2:00 p.m. - 2:15 pm.*

**J. Andrew George**, *Penn State Erie*

~~Using MyMathLab for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics Courses~~ (CANCELED)

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Bariaa Shatila**, *Flagler College*

#### Using Reflective Writing to Improve Students' Attitudes toward Mathematics

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Emily Gismervig**, *University of Washington Bothell*

#### Embedded Tutors in First Year General Education Mathematics Classes

*2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Grace E. Cook**, *Bloomfield College*

#### Using Blanks in Guided Lecture Notes: Do They Enhance Learning?

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Karen F. Smith**, *University of Cincinnati Blue Ash*

#### Radically Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Darryl Yong**, *Harvey Mudd College*

#### Career and Technical Content in High School Mathematics (CATCH Math)

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**Caroline Maher-Boulis**, *Lee University*

**Jeneva Moseley**, *Lee University*

**Jason Robinson**, *Lee University*

#### Benefits of Encouraging Student Exploration of Word Problems before Formally Presenting the Relevant Algorithms

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Luke Smith**, *Auburn University at Montgomery*

#### Tying Math to Art with the Fibonacci Sequence

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**Doug Titchenal**, *The Ohio State University*

#### Making Sense of Finite Mathematics Using Cartoons

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Janet St. Clair**, *Alabama State University*

#### Teaching and Assessing Pre-Engineering Students at a Non-Residential Institution

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Chris Oehrlein**, *Oklahoma City Community College*

#### System Thinking Multidisciplinary Causal Modeling Exercices for a Better Understanding of Interdependencies Effects on Multi-criteria Problems

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Miquel A. Piera**, *Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona*

## Teaching Advanced Level Mathematics

*Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m., Union E*

#### Running an Online Mathematics Graduate Program

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**Chad Wiley**, *Emporia State University*

#### The Master’s Degree: The Forgotten Middle Child of College Mathematics Education

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.*

**Patricia S. Costello**, *Eastern Kentucky University*

**Lisa W. Kay**, *Eastern Kentucky University*

**Shane P. Redmond**, *Eastern Kentucky University*

#### An Argument for Broadening the Definition of Undergraduate Research in Mathematics To Include Authentic Inquiry-Based Endeavours

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Padraig McLoughlin**, *Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*

#### Teaching Mathematical Writing in an Upper-Level Elective

*1:45 p.m - 1:55 p.m.*

**Laura k. Gross**, *Bridgewater State University*

#### The Role of Proof in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

*2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.*

**David Easdown**, *University of Sydney*

#### Teaching Real Analysis: Logical vs. Chrono-logical Approach

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Eugene Boman**, *Penn State, Harrisburg Campus*

**Robert Rogers**, *SUNY, Fredonia*

#### An Extension of the Lusin-Privalov Radial Uniqueness Theorem

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Michael C. Fulkerson**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

#### Beyond the Cauchy Sequences

*2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Huseyin Cakalli**, *Maltepe University*

#### Hybrid Iterative Sequences of Jungck-type and Common Fixed Point Theorems

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Hudson Akewe**, *University of Lagos*

~~Higher Order Multiplicative Contraction Principle for Self-Maps~~ (CANCELED)

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Clement B. Ampadu**, *Boston, MA*

#### Fractional Numberov’s Type Methods for Two Dimensional Space-Time Fractional Differential Equations

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**Toheeb A. Biala**, *Sule Lamido University*

#### Teaching Applied and Bio-Statistics with R Package

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Leon Kaganovskiy**, *Touro College Brooklyn Campus*

#### Slopes: An Interactive App for Exploring Differential Equations

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**Timothy Lucas**, *Pepperdine University*

~~A Combinatorial Proof for the Rank-Unimodality of Poset Order Ideals~~ (CANCELED)

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Kevin Rao**, *Texas Mathworks*

**Hans Li**, *Texas Mathworks*

**William Liu**, *Texas Mathworks*

#### Taking Abstract Algebra O.E.R.

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Emma Wright**, *Plymouth State University*

#### Alternative Assessment in a Cryptography Course

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Lindsey Bosko-Dunbar**, *Spring Hill College*

#### Green’s Functions of Fractional Boundary Value Problems

*5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.*

**Jeffrey T. Neugebauer**, *Eastern Kentucky University*

## Number Theory

*Saturday, August 6, 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Union D*

#### Finding Unique Coverings for Rings of Integers

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Aaron J. Blodgett**, *The University of Findlay*

~~Level Compatibility in the Passage from Modular Symbols to Cup Products~~ (CANCELED)

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**Ronnie S. Williams**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

#### Exploring the Characteristics of Modulo One Sequences

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**Yasanthi Kottegoda**, *University of New Haven*

#### Prime Graphs and Generalized Euler Phi Functions

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Michael Brilleslyper**, *U. S. Air Force Academy*

#### Generating Near-Isosceles Primitive Pythagorean Triples Using Pell-Type Sequences

*9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.*

**Frederick Chichester**, *New Jersey Microsystems*

#### Areas of Generalized Fibonacci Polygons

*9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Jeremiah Bartz**, *University of North Dakota*

#### Beautiful Integer Patterns: Version 2.0

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Charlie Smith**, *Park University*

#### Counting Hyper M-ary Partitions

*10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Timothy B. Flowers**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania>*

**Shannon R. Lockard**, *Bridgewater State University*

#### Exploring Triangular Numbers

*10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.*

**James Carpenter**, *Iona College*

#### Patterns, Primes and Number Tricks Associated with the Jacobsthal Sequence

*10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Jay L. Schiffman**, *Rowan University*

#### A Digital Binomial Theorem for Sheffer Sequences

*11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.*

**Toufik Mansour**, *University of Haifa*

**Hieu Nguyen**, *Rowan University*

#### Seeding Polynomials for Congruences Modulo Prime Powers

*11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Larry Lehman**, *University of Mary Washington*

#### Monthly Problem 3173, Sam Beatty, and 1/p + 1/q = 1

*11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.*

**Ezra Brown**, *Virginia Tech*

## History of Mathematics

*Saturday, August 6, 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Union E*

#### Euclid's Elements and the Beginning of Modern Science

*8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.*

**Tim Clayton**, *Lincoln Memorial University*

#### Pioneering Women in Mathematics in Ireland

*8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.*

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

#### The Central Role of Centers of Gravity in Early Modern Mathematics

*9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.*

**Andrew Leahy**, *Knox College*

#### Did Alan Turing Come to My College? A Mystery

*9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.*

**Douglas Daniel**, *Presbyterian College*

#### Areas of Generalized Fibonacci Polygons

*9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.*

**Antonella Cupillari**, *Penn State Erie - The Behrend College*

#### Ibn Al-Ha'im's 1402 poem, Al Mknifi’l-jabrwa’l-muqabala, OnAlgebraic Operations

*9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Ishraq Al-Awamleh**, *New Mexico State University*

#### Viete Meets the Challenge!

*10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.*

**Andy Martin**, *Kentucky State University*

#### The Trend Away from Euclid: A Glimpse Through the Looking Glass

*10:15 a..m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Meredith G. Anderson**, *Adams State University*

#### Learning Elementary Math Logic from Gorgias

*10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.*

**Ann C. L. von Mehren**, *University of Houston*

#### The Equations and Theories of Heat Motion by Fourier and Poisson

*10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Shigeru Masuda**, *Ex. Long Term Researcher of RIMS, Kyoto University*

#### A Volume Optimization by Sharaf al-Dīn al-Tusi

*11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.*

**Randy K. Schwartz**, *Schoolcraft College*

#### Nepohualtzintzin: A Closer Look

*11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Chuck Lindsey**, *Florida Gulf Coast University*

#### Emmy Noether's Ideal Theory

*11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.*

**Phil Blau**, *Shawnee State University*

## Outreach and Other Topics

*Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m., Union D*

#### Teachers Go Back To School!: Post-secondary and Elementary Schools Working Together

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**R. Kevin Maxwell**, *Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus*

**Nicole Hill**, *Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus*

#### Mathematics Instruction Improvement Project at a STEAM K-6 School

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.*

**Maria G. Fung**, *Worcester State University*

**Brendan Keenan**, *Bagnall Elementary School*

#### STEM Opportunities Camp: Increasing Access to STEM Fields for At-risk Middle School Students

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Amy L. Hlavacek**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

**Jan Hlavacek**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

**Christopher Nakamura**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

#### Summer Math Program for Incoming Engineering and Computer Science Students: Curriculum and Results

*1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.*

**Amanda L. Hattaway**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Emma Smith Zbarsky**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Joan Giblin**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

#### Creating and Running an Urban ACT Prep. Program

*2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.*

**Britney Hopkins**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

**Kristi Karber**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

#### Getting Starting in Outreach

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Jessie Hamm**, *Winthrop University*

#### Learning from Freedom Summer

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Erion J. Clark**, *University High School of Indiana*

~~Mathematics in Rural America: Access and Outcomes~~ (CANCELED)

*2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Daniel Showalter**, *Eastern Mennonite University*

#### Building and Mentoring a Community

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Carol Williams**, *Texas Tech University*

#### Preparing Students for Successful Mentoring Relationships

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**G. Brock Williams**, *Texas Tech University*

#### Math-Forensics Conference for High School Students

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**Violeta Vasilevska**, *Utah Valley University*

#### Future of Notices AMS

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Frank Morgan**, *Williams College*

#### An Experimental Undergraduate Course in Complex Systems

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**Robert Rovetti**, *Loyola Marymount University*

#### Student Reported Connections between Math and Science Courses for Non-STEM Majors

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Richard Edwards**, *Michigan State University*

#### Simulating Imperfect Quantum Algorithms

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Orion Martin**, *Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*

#### Factorization in Closed String Field Theory

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Abdulmajeed Abdurrahman**, *Shippensburg University*

**Nicholas Brunswick**, *Shippensburg University*

**Ibrahim Abdurrahman**, *Shippensburg University*

## Probability, Statistics and Calculus

*Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m., Union E*

#### Quantification of Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Risk Assessment of Electric Power Systems

*1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.*

**Abdullahi M. Salman**, *Michigan Technological University*

**Shurong Fang**, *Fairfield University*

#### Statistical Analysis of Sedimentological and Paleontological Data

*1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.*

**Jillian Stupiansky**, *University of North Alabama*

**David Schmidt**, *Westminster College*

**Brian Steffen**, *South Louisiana Community College*

#### Beyond Real Data in Teaching Statistical Inference

*1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.*

**Andrew Matchett**, *University of Wisconsin - La Crosse*

#### Physical Models of Population Parameters

*1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.*

**Dennis L. Clason**, *University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College*

#### On Resistant Versions of the Standard Score

*2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.*

**David DiMarco**, *Neumann University*

**Ryan Savitz**, *Neumann University*

**Blane Hollingsworth**, *Middle Georgia State College*

#### Comparing Pitman’s Measure of Closeness with Other Optimality Criteria

*2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**M. Z. Raqab**, *Kuwait University*

#### Roots of Unity and Asymptotic Analysis of Periodic Queues

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.*

**Barbara Margolius**, *Cleveland State University*

~~New Perspectives on Curves of Pursuit~~(CANCELED)

*2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.*

**Andrew Gard**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

#### Computation Of Solutions Of Non-Linear Functions Using Julia Set

*3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.*

**Louis E. Effiong**, *Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria*

**Ugochukwu Agomuo**, *Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria*

**Godswill U. Achi**, *Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria*

#### Excursions in Newton’s Method

*3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Bathi Kasturiarachi**, *Kent State University at Stark*

~~On the Logistic Equation with Two Delays~~ (CANCELED)

*3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.*

**Amera Almusharrf**, *Oakland University*

#### Integration of Problem Solving, Modeling, & Technology in the Study of the Geometric Mean & the Planar p-means

*3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**Orlando B. Alonso**, *Lehman College* **Otilio B. Mederos**, *Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila*

#### Calculus of Generating Functions

*4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.*

**MK Panahi**, *El Centro College*

**Mikiko Okura**, *El Centro College*

#### Some Results Concerning Real Infinite Series

*4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Jonathan Martin**, *Purdue University*

**Andy Martin**, *Kentucky State University*

#### An IBL Activity for Multivariable Differential Calculus

*4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.*

**Susan Wildstrom**, *Walt Whitman High School*

~~Finding a Calculus Primitive Source for our 2-space Parabola Curve~~ (CANCELED)

*4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Alexander L. Garron**, *Sand Box Geometry LLC*