The general sessions accept abstracts of papers in all areas of mathematics, pedagogy, and the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.

**Organizers:**

**Feryal Alayont**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Holly Zullo**, *Westminster College*

Click here to view the MAA MathFest 2017 Abstract Book

## Analysis

*Thursday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m., Salon C-6*

#### Stability of Implicit Jungck-Kirk-Multistep Iterations for Generalized Contractive-type Mappings

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

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

#### Some Fixed Point Theorems for Monotone Lipschitzian Mappings

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

**Buthinah Bin Dehaish**, *King Abdullaziz University*

#### \(J\)-Holomorphic Curves in Rough Almost Complex Structures

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

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

#### On the Isomorphism and Centralizer Problems for Infinite Rank-One Transformations

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

**Alexander Kastner**, *Williams College*

**Johann Gaebler**, *Harvard University*

**Cesar Silva**, *Williams College*

**Xiaoyu Xu**, *Princeton University*

**Zirui Zhou**, *University of California, Berkeley*

#### Caputo Boundary Value Problems in Nabla Fractional Calculus

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

**Julia St. Goar**, *Merrimack College*

## Algebra

*Thursday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m., Salon C-7*

#### Fully Prime, Almost Fully Prime, and Fully Weakly Prime Ring

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

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

#### Fermionic Representations of Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras

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

**Chad R. Mangum**, *Niagara University*

**Kailash C. Misra**, *North Carolina State University*

**Naihuan Jing**, *North Carolina State University*

#### Using Crystal Base Theory to Learn About Certain Demazure Crystals

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

**Margaret Rahmoeller**, *Roanoke College*

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

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

**Chad Awtrey**, *Elon University*

#### Is Equity Unusual ? (At least in Total Products)

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

**Thomas Q. Sibley**, *St. John's University*

#### Graphing the Relationship of an Operation with the Relationships of Numbers Being Operated on

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

**Chandra Kethi-Reddy**, *University of Central Florida*

#### Symmetries in Permutations

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

**Jennifer F. Vasquez**, *The University of Scranton*

**Michael P. Allocca**, *Muhlenburg College*

**Steven T. Dougherty**, *The University of Scranton*

## History and Philosophy of Mathematics

*Thursday July 27, 8:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m., Salon C-8*

#### From the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit for the MAA Centenary: Founding Member Richard P. Baker

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

**Joel Haack**, *University of Northern Iowa*

#### A Line by Line English Translation of a 1402 AD Arabic Poem about Algebra

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

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

#### The Mathematical Theories of the Capillary Action by Laplace, Gauss and Poisson

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

**Shigeru Masuda**, *Long-Term Researcher, RIMS, Kyoto University*

#### The Library of Irish Mathematics

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

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

## Geometry

*Thursday, July 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m., Salon A-2*

#### Reflections on Teaching Geometry Courses

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

**Sarah L. Mabrouk**, *Framingham State University*

#### Folded Symplectic Four Manifolds

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

**Christopher R. Lee**, *University of Portland*

#### BIUX\(^2X_2\)

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

**Aldo Cruz Cota**, *Texas Wesleyan University*

#### From a High-Dimensional Random Polygon to an Ellipse: A Fourier Analysis of Iterated Circular Convolutions

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

**Boyan Kostadinov**, *City Tech, CUNY*

#### Blow-up Continuity in Mean Curvature Flow

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

**Kevin Sonnanburg**, *The University of Tennessee*

#### Anchor Triangles in a Delaunay Triangulation

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

**Shirley L. Yap**, *California State University East Bay*

#### Timelike Spiraling Geodesics in Staircase Metric Geometries

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

**Ryan Hood**, *Austin College*

**J. Mealy**, *Austin College*

#### Evaluation of Pi by Nested Radicals

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

**Mu-Ling Chang**, *University of Wisconsin-Platteville*

#### Everywhere Wild Knots

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

**Mr. Ollie Nanyes**

#### 3D Printing of Eugenia Cheng’s “Associahedron”

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

**Edward Aboufadel**, *Grand Valley State University*

## Applied Mathematics

*Thursday, July 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m., Salon C-7*

#### Power in the U.S. Legislature

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

**Victoria Powers**, *Emory University*

#### A Mathematical Comparison of Open and Closed Primaries through Fairness Criteria

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

**Joseph F. Kolacinski**, *Elmira College*

**Brandon Payne**, *Elmira College*

~~Extending Difference of Votes Rules~~ (CANCELED)

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

**Sarah S. King**, *University of Louisville*

#### The Root System and Combinatorics of Linear Voting Methods

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

**Prasad Senesi**, *The Catholic University of America*

#### Non-standard Finite Difference Scheme for Vector Disease Models

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

**Collins Bekoe**, *Prince of Songkla University*

#### Modeling Phytoplankton Population Dynamics

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

**TJ Leiterman**, *St. Norbert College*

#### Modeling the Devastation of Hemlock Trees in the Great Smoky Mountains

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

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

**Jessica Stovall**, *University of North Alabama*

#### Reconstructing the Cheshire Cat in Technicolor: The Problem of Hyperspectral Medical Imaging

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

**Rachel Grotheer**, *Goucher College*

#### Strict Inequalities between Bond Percolation Thresholds of Archimedean Lattices

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

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

#### Trajectory Controllability of Nonlinear Systems: An Analytical and a Numerical Approach

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

**Dimplekumar N. Chalishajar**, *Virginia Military Institute*

#### A Sinusoidal Twist with Exponential Influences

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

**Satyanand Singh**, *New York City College of Technology*

#### Twin Interval Arithmetic and Its Application in Optimization Problems

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

**Sijie Liu**, *University of Alabama*

## Outreach, Mentoring, and Assessment

*Thursday, July 27, 1:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m., Salon C-8*

#### Gender, School, Location, Age, and Subject Combination as Predictors of Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics

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

**John T. Ajai**, *Taraba State University, Jalingo. Nigeria*

**Herbert R. Hanawa**, *Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Jalingo. Nigeria*

#### AMS Notices: Math and Diversity

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

**Frank Morgan**, *Williams College*

#### American Indian-based Mathematics Materials for Undergraduate Courses

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

**Charles P. Funkhouser**, *California State University Fullerton*

**Miles R. Pfahl**, *Turtle Mountain Community College*

#### Project Math T.R.A.C.K.

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

**Nicole M. Panza**, *Francis Marion University*

#### Math-Cyber Security Conference for High School Students

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

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

#### Mathematics Outreach via the ETSU STEM Center

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

**Anant Godbole**, *ETSU*

**Ryan Andrew Nivens**, *ETSU*

~~What I Learned Running the Oakland Math Circle~~ (CANCELED)

*2:30 PM - 2:40 PM*

**Jamylle L. Carter**, *Diablo Valley College*

#### Math Camp for Junior High Students: Keep It Motivated and Fun

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

**Martha Lee H. Kilpack**, *Brigham Young University*

#### Exposing General Audience to the Voice of Mathematics

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

**Neeti Sinha**, *Johns Hopkins University (past), currently independent (author, speaker)*

#### Going from “Hidden Figures” to “Visible Figures”: Mentoring African American Females in Mathematics and Other STEM Fields

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

**Viveka Brown**, *Spelman College*

#### What Can Students Do with a Math Major? Five Basic Career Fields for Math Majors

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

**Paul R. Bialek**, *Trinity International University*

#### Mathematical Modeling Contest for College Students

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

**Leonida Ljumanovic**, *UW-Platteville*

#### Assessment in 10 Minutes!

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

**Alan Alewine**, *McKendree University*

#### The Efficacy of Post Assessment Extra Credit Quizzes

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

**Rachel Frankel**, *University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College*

#### Student-led Error Analysis as Training for Pre-Service Teachers

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

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

**Teresa Hughes**, *Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District*

## Number Theory

*Friday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m., Salon C-8*

#### Dividing by 9

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

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

#### Properties of Rational Base Representations of Positive Integers

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

**Zoe Cramer**, *Central Connecticut State University*

**Frederic Latour**, *Central Connecticut State University*

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

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

**Frederick D. Chichester**, *Retired*

#### A Tale of Two Constants

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

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

#### Exploring Restricted \(m\)-ary Partitions

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

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

#### Generalizations of Delannoy Numbers

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

**Steven Edwards**, *Kennesaw State University*

**William Griffiths**, *Kennesaw State University*

#### Multiplicative Persistence of Nonzero Fixed Point Digits

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

**Robert Styer**, *Villanova University*

**Colin Lubner**, *Villanova University*

#### The Smallest Nontrivial Height of Abelian Totally \(p\)-adic Numbers

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

**Emerald T. Stacy**, *Oregon State University*

#### On a Series Formula for the Area of the Mandelbrot Set and Zagier's Conjecture

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

**Patrick Bray**, *Rowan University*

**Hieu D. Nguyen**, *Rowan University*

#### Olinde Rodrigues' Contribution to Catalan Numbers

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

**Johannes C. Familton**, *Borough of Manhattan Community College*

## Teaching and Learning Advanced Mathematics

*Friday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Salon C-7*

#### Transitioning from the Finite to the Infinite in *l*^{2}

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

**M. Leigh Lunsford**, *Longwood University*

#### Students' Epistemological Frames and Their Interpretation of Advanced Mathematics

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

**Victoria Krupnik**, *Rutgers University*

**Keith Weber**, *Rutgers University*

**Timothy Fukawa-Connelly**, *Temple University*

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

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

**Timothy A. Lucas**, *Pepperdine University*

#### Round Robin Proofs

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

**Heidi Hulsizer**, *Benedictine College*

#### Bridging the Gap: Mid-level Proofs Courses and Their Effect on Student Learning and Outcomes

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

**Karin R. Saoub**, *Roanoke College*

#### Flipping an Introduction to Proofs Course

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

**Miranda Bowie**, *University of North Alabama*

#### Community Detection with Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms: Connecting Graph and Network Theory to Analyzing Social Networks

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

**Donna Beers**, *Simmons College*

#### Coding and GUI Use in the Teaching of Undergraduate Numerical Analysis

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

**Paul von Dohlen**, *William Paterson University*

#### Triangular Ramsey Numbers: An Undergraduate Research Project

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

**Timothy Trujillo**, *Sam Houston State University*

#### In-Class Exercises in Complex Analysis

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

**Jane McDougall**, *Colorado College*

#### Utilizing Truth Tables to Furnish Some Neat Mathematical Properties

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

**Kryssa C. Goodhart**, *Rowan University*

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

#### A Novel Idea: Teaching Mathematics using Apostolos Doxiadis's *Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture*

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

**Bill Linderman**, *King University*

#### Is There a Topology on Q That Detects Continuous Extensions to R?

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

**Mike Krebs**, *California State University, Los Angeles*

## Modeling or Applications

*Friday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m., Salon C-7*

#### Wildfire Modeling in a Project-Based Course

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

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

#### Project Base Learning in Numerical Analysis via Artificial Neural Networks

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

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

#### Experiences from Implementing an Industrial Project-Based Course in the Curriculum

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

**Michele L. Joyner**, *East Tennessee State University*

#### Efficiency of Geometrical Designs in Engineering and Biology

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

**Malgorzata A. Marciniak**, *CUNY*

#### An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Project for Wind Turbine Modeling

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

**Jeong-Mi Yoon**, *UH-Downtown*

~~A Planetary Orbital Model Based on Gravity Simulation~~ (CANCELED)

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

**Morgyn Church**, *Radford University*

#### Peace Movement Paradox in Generalized Gravity

*2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.* **Dennis G. Collins**, *UPR-Mayaguez*

#### Let's Get Physical! Teaching Math through the Lens of Physics

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

**L. Jeneva Clark**, *University of Tennessee*

**Peggy Bertrand**, *University of Tennessee*

#### Dynamics of Neuronal Networks with Coupling Delays: A Modeling Study

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

**Hwayeon Ryu**, *University of Hartford*

~~Machine Learning Approach for the Prediction of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration~~ (CANCELED)

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

**Cassia Smith**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

**Robert Stolz**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

**Jonathan Jossart**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

#### The Importance of Population Dynamics in Modeling the Control of Disease-carrying Mosquito Populations

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

**Tim Antonelli**, *Worcester State University*

#### Tipping Points in Epidemics

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

**Suzanne M. O'Regan**, *North Carolina A&T State University*

~~Mathematical Modelling of the Outer Hair Cell~~ (CANCELED)

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

**Austin E. Marstaller**, *The University of Texas at Dallas*

#### Using Market Data for Markov Chain Prediction

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

**Morteza Shafii-Mousavi**, *Indiana University South Bend*

## Teaching and Learning Calculus, and Mathematics and Technology

*Friday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m., Salon C-8*

#### Solving Problems with Calculus, Not Calculus Problems

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

**Robert R. Rogers**, *SUNY Fredonia*

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

#### Investigations To Improve Student Learning In Calculus

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

**Ken Collins**, *Charlotte Latin School*

#### I Can't Lecture

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

**Rachel Weir**, *Allegheny College*

#### Technology Mediated Active Learning in a Large Lecture Calculus Class

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

**John H. Johnson**, *The Ohio State University*

#### Transitioning to IBL Teaching

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

**Gerard Ornas**, *McNeese State University*

#### Teaching and Learning Mathematics in an Active Learning Classroom

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

**John A. Kerrigan**, *Rutgers University*

#### Teaching Complex Analysis With A Spherical Camera

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

**Robert Jacobson**, *Roger Williams University*

#### Teaching College Algebra with Knewton

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

**Peter Olszewski**, *Penn State Behrend*

#### Continuing Development of MYMathApps Calculus

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

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

**Andrew Crenwelge**, *Texas A&M University*

**Joseph Martinsen**, *Texas A&M University*

**Matthew Weihing**, *Texas A&M University*

**Eikagra Sharma**, *Texas A&M University*

**Shiva Saravanan**, *A&M Consolidated High School*

**Matthew Barry**, *Texas Center for Applied Technology, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station*

#### A GeoGebra Project for Future Teachers

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

**Ashley Johnson**, *University of North Alabama*

#### Fibonacci and Lucas Identities with Excel

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

**Azar Khosravani**, *Columbia College Chicago*

## Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics

*Saturday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m., Salon C-6*

#### Rafeef Begins to Learn Arithmetic in a Jordanian Kindergarten

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

**Radieah Banihani**, *New Mexico State University*

#### Problem-Based Learning: Encouraging Girls in Secondary Mathematics

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

**Carmel Schettino**, *Avenues: The World School*

#### Gender vs Character: Designing Inclusive Math Activities

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

**Eugenia Cheng**, *School of the Art Institute of Chicago*

#### Pure Mathematics

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

**Nnenna K. Uka**, *Department of Mathematics, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria*

#### Aesthetic Computing - Order of Operations Understanding Rescue

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

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

#### Encouraging Mindfulness and a Growth Mindset in Developmental Mathematics Classrooms

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

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

## Probability and Statistics

*Saturday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Salon C-7*

#### Use Simple Math to Extract Business Information from Internet Data: a Study on Volkswagen’s Emission Scandal

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

**Song Chen**, *University of Wisconsin La Crosse*

**Chad Vidden**, *University of Wisconsin La Crosse*

**Marco Vriens**, *University of Wisconsin La Crosse*

#### What Would You Give for That: Grade Expectations vs. Performance in an Introductory Business Statistics Course

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

**Deborah Jean Gougeon**, *University of Scranton*

#### Type I Error: Conditional or Unconditional?

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

**Nancy A. Hernandez**, *TAMUCT-Department of Mathematics*

**Christopher Thron**, *TAMUCT-Department of Mathematics*

#### An Alternative Perspective on Consensus Priors with Applications to Phase I Clinical Trials

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

**Steven Kim**, *California State University, Monterey Bay*

#### Improved Randomized Response Strategies for Collecting Sensitive Data

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

**Niharika Yennum**, *Texas A & M University - Kingsville*

**Stephen Sedory**, *Texas A & M University - Kingsville*

**Sarjinder Singh**, *Texas A & M University - Kingsville*

~~Convexity of Ruin Probabilities in Insurance Risk Models~~ (CANCELED)

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

**David Landriault**, *University of Waterloo*

**Bin Li**, *University of Waterloo*

**Gordon E. Willmot**, *University of Waterloo*

**Di Xu**, *University of Nebraska Lincoln*

#### Random Walks with Fractally Correlated Traps

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

**Alex Plyukhin**, *Saint Anselm College*

#### Bayes' Rule and the Law

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

**Leila Setayeshgar**, *Providence College*

## Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics

*Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Salon C-7*

#### Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Knitting

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

**Sara Jensen**, *Carthage College*

#### Mathematics in a Feminist Theory Course

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

**Erin Moss**, *Millersville University of Pennsylvania*

#### College Algebra Redesign: Shaping Institutional Change

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

**Jeremiah Hower**, *Florida International University*

#### Examining the Variation of Mathematical Content Presented During College Algebra Instruction

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

**Claire Gibbons**, *Oregon State University*

~~Student Academic Background and Their Success Rate in College Algebra~~ (CANCELED)

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

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

#### A Gateway Math Course Re-Imagined and the Faculty Seminar Developed to Support It

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

**Marianna Bonanome**, *New York City College of Technology*

#### Assignments to Help Students Reflect on their Learning

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

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

#### Incorporating Network Science into a Discrete Structures Course

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

**Haley A. Yaple**, *Carthage College*

#### The Mtile Means: An Instructional Tool for Teaching Introductory Statistics

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

**Ryan Savitz**, *Neumann University*

**David DiMarco**, *Neumann University*

**Fred Savitz**, *Neumann University*

#### Tools for Teaching Logic

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

**Sarah Ann Fleming**, *Belmont University*

#### Constructiveness-Learning

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

**Opeyemi Adekunle Kayode**, *University of South Africa*

#### Physical Variables: An Introduction for Mathematicians

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

**Itai Seggev**, *Wolfram Research*

#### A Mathematician Looks at American History

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

**Joseph F. Kolacinski**, *Elmira College*

## Graph Theory

*Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Salon C-8*

#### Isoperimetric Constants of Paley Graphs

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

**Anthony Shaheen**, *CSU Los Angeles*

#### The Generalized Steiner Cable-Trench Problem with Application to Error Correction in Vascular Image Analysis

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

**Eric Landquist**, *Kutztown University*

#### Cycle Double Covers of Infinite Planar Graphs

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

**Mohammad Javaheri**, *Siena College, School of Science*

#### Drawing Graphs as Superthrackles

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

**Kirsten Stor**, *Fort Lewis College*

#### L(4)-labelings of Trees

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

**Samuel Iselin**, *Valparaiso University*

**Hector Reyes-Figueroa**, *Valparaiso University*

**Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo**, *Valparaiso University*

#### Invariants of L(2,1)-Colorings

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

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

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

**William Higgins**, *Wittenberg University*

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

#### Winning the Lights Out Game with the Most Edges

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

**Lauren Keough**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Darren Parker**, *Grand Valley State University*

#### Enumerating Unimodal Rooted Forests Avoiding the Pattern 123

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

**Katie Anders**, *University of Texas at Tyler*

**Kassie Archer**, *University of Texas at Tyler*

#### How Many Ways Can You Slice a Donut?

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

**Rob Thompson**, *Carleton College*