### Invited Paper Session

#### Harmonic Analysis and Applications to Complex Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

*8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C*

This invited paper session focuses on research problems at the interface between Harmonic Analysis, Complex Analysis, and Partial Differential Equations. This choice is motivated by the fact that combinations of techniques originating in these fields has proved to be extremely potent when dealing with a host of difficult and important problems in analysis. Indeed, there are many recent notable achievements in this direction whose degree of technical sophistication is truly breathtaking. The main scientific aims of this effort are to introduce young mathematicians (advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) to problems of interest in Harmonic Analysis, Complex Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, to strengthen their background in these areas, and to make them aware of possible new avenues of research and collaboration.

**Organizer:**

**Irina Mitrea**, *Temple University*

**Jeongsu Kyeong**, *Temple University*

##### Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution

*8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.*

**Shari Moskow**, *Drexel University*

##### Geometrically Stable Oscillatory Integral Operators

*8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.*

**Ellen Urheim**, *University of Pennsylvania*

##### A Sharp Divergence Theorem and Applications to Complex Analysis

*9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.*

**Dorina Mitrea**, *Baylor University*

##### Mellin Analysis Techniques for Boundary Value Problems

*9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.*

**Katharine Ott**, *Bates College*

##### An Interplay between Fuglede Conjecture and Gabor Analysis

*10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.*

**Azita Mayeli**, *City University of New York*

##### Singular Integral Operators for Elliptic Boundary Value Problems

*10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.*

**Jeongsu Keyong**, *Temple University*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Surprising Discoveries by Amateur Mathematicians, Part A

*8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

This session will focus on sometimes overlooked non-professionals who have solved interesting mathematical problems or made significant contributions to mathematical knowledge. These persons had no formal education in higher mathematics and pursued mathematical investigations in their own way. Martin Gardner inspired such amateurs throughout his career. Indeed, he himself never completed a math course past high school, yet contributed new mathematical results, many of them published in award-winning MAA papers. From the 19th century and earlier, we will learn of the mathematical contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Mary Somerville, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Kirkman, Henry Dudeney, and Alicia Boole Stott. From the 20th century to the present, in addition to Gardner, we will learn of patent officer Harry Lindgren, artist George Odom, postal worker Robert Ammann, surgeon Jan Gullberg, artist Anthony Hill and others. On Saturday, the Martin Gardner Lecture will feature three other amateur mathematicians who made surprising discoveries: M.C. Escher, Marjorie Rice, and Rinus Roelofs.

**Organizers:**

**Doris Schattschneider**, *Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Moravian College*

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

##### Is Mathematics too Serious a Matter to Be Left to Mathematicians?

*8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.*

**Peter Renz**, *Retired Editor (W. H. Freeman and Co., Birkhaüser Boston, Academic Press)*

##### Benjamin Franklin, 230 Years Later

*8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.*

**Paul C. Pasles**, *Villanova University*

##### ‘The Philosopher in His Study, the Literary Lady in Her Boudoir’: How Mary Somerville Transcended the Amateur Status of 19th-Century Scientific Women

*9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.*

**Brigitte Stenhouse**, *The Open University*

##### The Reverend Thomas P. Kirkman: What Did He Do Besides Inventing the Fifteen Schoolgirls Problem?

*9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.*

**Ezra (Bud) Brown**, *Virginia Tech*

##### Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Victorian Officials’ Misunderstanding of Basic Mathematical Calculations and Management of Data

*10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.*

**Noel-Ann Bradshaw**, *London Metropolitan University*

##### Henry Dudeney: Amateur Mathematician?

*10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.*

**Charles Ashbacher**, *Charles Ashbacher Technologies*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Math In Action

*8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom J*

Mathematics is in action within many beautiful non-mathematical settings, spanning from interplays with the sciences, to unexpected applications to games, art, social justice, and economics, among others. This session invites presenters to share work in which mathematics is used in another field. We encourage joint presentations by teams or advisor-student pairs. This session is in conjunction with the IPS “Women In Math: Math In Action”

**Organizers:**

**Janet Fierson**, *La Salle University*

**Cassie Williams**, *James Madison University*

**Shanna Dobson**, *California State University, Los Angeles*

**Emelie Kenney**, *Siena College*

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

**Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Practices to Reduce Mathematics Anxiety

*8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

This session features papers on practices that have helped students overcome mathematics anxiety, such as classroom or office hours interventions, course-wide approaches to teaching and learning, course revision, and program-wide reforms. Papers may also be about research on math anxiety or practices that were intended to help students overcome their mathematics anxiety but did not achieve this objective.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Debra K. Borkovitz**, *Boston University*

**Raman Rohatgi**, *Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame*

**Zoe Misiewicz**, *State University of New York at Oswego*

**Azadeh Rafizadeh**, *William Jewell College*

**Timothy Goldberg**, *Lenoir-Rhyne University*

**Maria Fung**, *Worcester State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Course-Embedded Undergraduate Research Experiences in Mathematics

*8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon L*

A Course-Embedded Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) is a practice of scientific disciplines (fewer in math) embedding research experiences into classrooms. This session seeks evidenced-based practices implementing research into classrooms at all levels with the goal to define a CURE experience in math. Presentations may include class projects, activities, whole semester projects or other forms of mathematical research within a course.

**Organizers:**

**Peri Shereen**, *CSU Monterey Bay*

**Lipika Deka**, *CSU Monterey Bay*

**Jeffrey Wand**, *CSU Monterey Bay*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics

*8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

National data trends indicate a need to shift representation in mathematics with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In response, many departments and instructors have sought to understand the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in mathematics, particularly among underrepresented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. This session invites presenters to share how they engage diverse student populations.

**Organizers:**

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin & Marshall College*

**Robin Cruz**, *College of Idaho*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

**Chad Topaz**, *Williams College*

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *Ohio State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Teaching & Learning, Part A

*8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom K*

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) aims to transform students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods help students develop deep understanding by connecting them with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on IBL teaching and learning methods. Talks on successful IBL activities, evidence-based IBL research, and talks that can help new IBL instructors are especially encouraged.

**Organizers:**

**Carl Mummert**, *Marshall University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Amy Ksir**, *US Naval Academy*

**Nathaniel Miller**, *U. Northern Colorado*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

### Panel Session

#### Adaptation of Innovation: Making Math Pathways Work for All Students

*8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

This panel addresses how faculty adapt math pathways innovations to meet the needs of students in different institutional and community contexts. Specifically, faculty from tribal colleges, SUNY colleges, CA colleges, and high school-college partnerships in the Pacific Islands will share how they have adapted the curriculum and instructional practices of the Carnegie Math Pathways to address the needs and goals of their students and communities.

**Organizer:**

**Ann Edwards**, *Carnegie Math Pathways/WestEd*

**Panelists:**

**Earle Crosswait**, *Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College*

**Dan Ray**, *WestEd/Carnegie Math Pathways*

### Poster Session

#### Outreach Poster Session

*8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

All community members involved in outreach activities are welcome to present a poster on those activities. These outreach activities can be camps for middle school children, seminars or symposia for undergraduate women, Sonia Kovalevski Days, etc. We want to hear about the good work you are doing encouraging diversity and inclusion in mathematics.

**Organizer:**

**Rachelle Decoste**, *Wheaton College*

### Workshop

#### Co-requisite Courses: Essential Considerations

*8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

Institutions and states are seeing a remarkable number of co-requisite students pass gateway level mathematics courses in half the time or less. What are these institutions doing? What should faculty consider when designing support courses? Join Dana Center staff to explore 4 essential considerations, including ideas about the essential foundational concepts and cultural shifts necessary for students to succeed in co-requisite courses.

**Organizers:**

**Frank Savina**, *University of Texas - Charles A. Dana Center*

**Joan Zoellner**, *University of Texas - Charles A. Dana Center*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 411, 412, 413*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer:**

**Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 404, 405, and 410*

The **MAA Student Paper Sessions** abstract portal is now live! Please **click here** to submit an abstract.

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Invited Address

#### MAA Invited Address

##### Lecture Title and Abstract TBA

*9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Sommer Gentry**, *US Naval Academy*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 1. Linear Algebra in Computer Graphics and Data Science, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

This minicourse will cover linear algebra applications from computer graphics and data science. The depth will range from those that require little mathematical background (submatrices, matrix arithmetic) to more sophisticated topics (eigenanalysis, singular value). The minicourse will also provide webpages that enable experimentation without any coding and also provide codes that serve as a template for student exploration.

**Organizer:**

**Tim Chartier**, *Davidson College*

**Sponsor: MAA CUPM**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 8. The Who, Why, and How of Undergraduate Research in Math, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

This minicourse will be an open discussion on undergraduate research in mathematics. From why and how to do it, to where to find, or come up with, good accessible problems, we will discuss our experiences and come up with a plan to be implemented the following academic year. This will be a hand on, active learning workshop and attendants will be expected to work.

**Organizer:**

**Alicia Prieto Langarica**, *Youngstown State University*

**Cindy Wyels**, *California State University-Channel Islands*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 11. Teaching Math Courses for Elementary Education Majors, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

Teaching mathematics courses for future elementary teachers is an exciting and challenging experience. Different schools offer a variety of hours and courses. How do you decide what should be in the course at your institution? This session will discuss techniques and topics that should be a part of such a course or courses. We will talk about publications that help guide you as you teach this course and methods that have been found to be successful in such a course. All are welcome in the minicourse and having access to your current course descriptions will be helpful, if you have them.

**Organizer:**

**Judith Covington**, *Northwestern State University*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Panel Session

#### Career Paths in Business, Industry, and Government

*9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 202B*

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics. Now what? You may already know that teaching isn’t your only option, but perhaps you're still unsure of what other job opportunities are available in nonacademic settings. Whether you are a student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give your students, this panel will help you gain new perspectives on career experiences in business, industry, and government.

**Organizers:**

**Emille D. Lawrence**, *University of San Francisco*

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

**Panelists:**

**Kevin Byrnes**, *DuPont Capital Management*

**Michael Dorff**, *Brigham Young University and Mathematical Association of America*

**Emilie Purvine**, *Pacific Northwest National Laboratory*

**Bonita Saunders**, *National Institute of Standards and Technology*

**Sponsors:**

**MAA Committee on Undergraduate Students**

**MAA Committee on Business, Industry, and Government**

### Workshop

#### Learning How to Lead a Book Study Group for the Instructional Practices Guide

*9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

The MAA Instructional Practices Guide (IP Guide) offers guidance on leveraging evidence-based practices to improve undergraduate learning in mathematics. To help individuals engage with the IP Guide, the MAA sponsored the development of a 10-week Book Study Guide. After an introduction to the IP Guide and the Book Study Guide, attendees will participate in an interactive session that will prepare them to use the documents to meet their needs.

**Organizers:**

**Erica R. Miller**, *Virginia Commonwealth University*

**Jessica Libertini**, *Virginia Military Institute*

**Emily Braley**, *Harvard University*

**Sponsors:**

MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics

MAA Committee on Assessment

### Invited Address

#### AMS-MAA Joint Invited Lecture

##### Eigenvalues and Graphs

*10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.,Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Steven Butler**, *Iowa State University*

One way to store information about a graph is by an array with entries indexed by pairs of vertices with each entry giving information about a relationship between the pair. The linear algebraist in us would say, ``let's change our names and instead of calling it an array, let us call it a matrix, which is an array with benefits''. Among these benefits are the eigenvalues and singular values of the matrix. The eigenvalues give information about the linear transformation to which the matrix corresponds, and this can capture some structural properties of the graph (often with just knowing a few of the extremal eigenvalues). This provides a way to obtain information about a graph with just a handful of parameters. We will explore several different possible matrices and look at some of the information that we can, and in some cases cannot, learn by studying the eigenvalues.

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Lecture I

*11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Jordan Ellenberg**, *University of Wisconsin-Madison*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Minority Chairs Meeting

*12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, MAA Suite*

**Organizer:**

**Carrie Diaz Eaton**, *Bates College*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 411, 412, 413*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer:**

**Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 404, 405, and 410*

The **MAA Student Paper Sessions** abstract portal is now live! Please **click here** to submit an abstract.

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Invited Address

#### Chan Stanek Lecture for Students

##### Stories About How I Got Where I Am Today

*1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Erica Flapan**, *Pomona College*

I will talk about my life, from elementary school to becoming the Editor in Chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. While my history is quite different from that of most mathematicians, I hope that hearing stories about my trials and tribulations can inspire young mathematicians facing their own trials and tribulations to keep at it as I did and become mathematicians who can then tell their own stories to the next generation of young mathematicians. This talk will include a little bit of knot theory, a little bit of spatial graph theory, a little bit of chemistry, and a little bit of humor. But mostly, it will just be stories.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Implications for Practice: Applying Education Research to our Shared Disciplinary Work

*1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom B*

In recent years, the work of mathematics education researchers and practitioners has drawn closer as our understanding of a shared commitment to equitable and effective pedagogy has developed, as the emphasis placed on evidence-based practices has spread, and as the challenges facing higher education mathematics instruction have grown larger and changed more rapidly. Many practitioners are hungry for coherent and well-considered guidance from the literature, and many researchers are hungry for their work to impact the larger issues that motivates their research. However, this collaboration remains challenging or slow in part because of the separate spaces and ways in which researchers and practitioners do this work.

The goals of this session are to accelerate and increase the impact of recent and ongoing education research on undergraduate mathematics teaching and learning and to bridge these disciplinary spaces by highlighting exemplary models of research being applied to improve practice. Practitioners can expect to learn how to leverage research to improve their practice in responsible ways, and education researchers can expect to see exemplars of research applied in action. Discussions between the presentations will support the expansion of practitioner-researcher communication.

**Organizer:**

**Brian Katz**, *Smith College*

##### Quantitative Reasoning and Symbolization Activity: Do Individuals Expect Calculations and Expressions to Have Quantitative Significance?

*1:30 p..m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Alan O'Byran**, *Arizona State University*

##### The Teaching and Learning of Logic

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Paul Christian Dawkins**, *Texas State University*

##### Adapting K-12 Teaching Routines to the Advanced Mathematics Classroom

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Kathleen Melhuish**, *Texas State University*

**Kristen Lew**, *Texas State University*

**Taylor Baumgard**, *Texas State University*

**Brittney Ellis**, *Portland State University*

##### Calculus Video Project: Theoretical Design Principles for Supporting Students’ Learning from Instructional Videos

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Michael Tallman**, *Oklahoma State University*

**Aaron Weinberg**, *Ithaca College*

**Jason Martin**, *University of Central Arkansas*

**Matt Thomas**, *Ithaca College*

##### Supporting the Adoption of Evidence-Based Pedagogies with Peer Observation

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Valerie Peterson**, *University of Portland*

**Stephanie Salomone**, *University of Portland*

**Heather Dillon**, *University of Portland*

**Carolyn James**, *University of Portland*

**Eric Anctil**, *University of Portland*

**Tara Prestholdt**, *University of Portland*

##### An Analysis of Undergraduate Precalculus and Calculus Instructors’ Gatekeeping Practices and Their Impact on Racially Minoritized Students

*4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.*

**Brittany Marshall**, *Rutgers University*

**Taylor McNeill**, *Vanderbilt University*

**Luis Leyva**, *Vanderbilt University*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Open and Accessible Areas in Computational Mathematics

*1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C*

Mathematics research employ modern computational tools (such as computer algebra systems and programming environments) to investigate mathematical concepts, formulate questions, perform mathematical experiments, gather numerical evidence, and test conjectures. Computational tools can help make certain areas of mathematics research accessible to students, providing points of entry where students can formulate and explore questions in number theory, algebra, topology, and more.

This session will highlight areas of mathematics where computational tools allow students to grapple with open questions. Talks will be aimed at a broad, non-expert audience. The use of computation for investigating mathematical topics, rather than computation employed for statistical analysis, is preferred. Discussion of connections between computational investigation and proof is encouraged.

**Organizer:**

**Matthew Wright**, *St. Olaf College*

##### Patterns in Generalized Permutations

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Lara Pudwell**, *Valparaiso University)*

##### How Neuroscience Provides an Accessible Context for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Victor Barranca**, *Swarthmore College*

##### Computing Hyperelliptic Invariants from Period Matrices

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Christelle Vincent**, *University of Vermont*

##### Bringing Intuition from Euclidean Geometry to Finite Metric Spaces

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Don Sheehy**, *North Carolina State University*

##### An Undergraduate Course in Computational Mathematics

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Matthew Richey**, *St. Olaf College*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Surprising Discoveries by Amateur Mathematicians, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

This session will focus on sometimes overlooked non-professionals who have solved interesting mathematical problems or made significant contributions to mathematical knowledge. These persons had no formal education in higher mathematics and pursued mathematical investigations in their own way. Martin Gardner inspired such amateurs throughout his career. Indeed, he himself never completed a math course past high school, yet contributed new mathematical results, many of them published in award-winning MAA papers. From the 19th century and earlier, we will learn of the mathematical contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Mary Somerville, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Kirkman, Henry Dudeney, and Alicia Boole Stott. From the 20th century to the present, in addition to Gardner, we will learn of patent officer Harry Lindgren, artist George Odom, postal worker Robert Ammann, surgeon Jan Gullberg, artist Anthony Hill and others. On Saturday, the Martin Gardner Lecture will feature three other amateur mathematicians who made surprising discoveries: M.C. Escher, Marjorie Rice, and Rinus Roelofs.

**Organizers:**

**Doris Schattschneider**, *Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Moravian College*

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

##### Alicia Boole Stott in the Fourth Dimension

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Moira Chas**, *Stony Brook University*

##### The Exquisite Geometric Dissections of Harry Lindgren

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Greg N. Frederickson**, *Purdue University*

##### Martin Gardner - "Are You a Mathematician?"

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Dana Richards**, *George Mason University*

##### LOOK! George Phillips Odom Jr. and a Search for an Understanding Order

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Dick Esterle**, *https://www.dickesterle.com*

##### Robert Amman (1946 - 1994): Postman and More

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Marjorie Senechal**, *Smith College*

##### Anthony Hill and The Crossing Number

*4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.*

**Marcus Schaefer**, *DePaul University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Real World Examples in Abstract Algebra & Number Theory

*1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon J*

Providing context to topics from an undergraduate abstract algebra or number theory course helps ground the concepts in reality, increase engagement and spur interest. In these talks presenters will share their best real world example from these courses; providing an overview of the mathematical concept and explaining how their example is related to the underlying mathematics. Talks should be accessible to undergraduate mathematics majors.

**Organizers:**

**Scott Williams**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

**Erin Williams**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Classroom Capsules and Student Enrichment

*1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom I*

This session focuses on mathematics accessible to undergraduates but not part of the standard curriculum. Classroom Capsules offer a fresh take on a topic in the undergraduate curriculum and include tips for classroom use. Student Enrichment talks focus on extracurricular topics suited, say, for a colloquium talk. Ideas should be novel, be surprising, or deserve to be more widely known, e.g. elegant proofs, extensions of standard topics, novel applications, or striking historical links.

**Organizers:**

**Dan Kalman**, *American University*

**Bud Brown**, *Virginia Tech*

**James Parson**, *Hood College*

**Jill Tysse**, *Hood College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Games in Math Circles

*1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

We will focus on games in math circles. Such games are fun to play but they also offer opportunities for participants to think deeply about optimal strategies and do meaningful computations. Computer simulations of games or the coding of a master player that the circle can compete against are possibilities. Some games are not what they seem as they can be nearly determined by the opening setup but seeing this involves some deep funstration.

**Organizer:**

**Edward C. Keppelmann**, *University of Nevada Reno*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Teaching & Learning, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom K*

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) aims to transform students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods help students develop deep understanding by connecting them with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on IBL teaching and learning methods. Talks on successful IBL activities, evidence-based IBL research, and talks that can help new IBL instructors are especially encouraged.

**Organizers:**

**Carl Mummert**, *Marshall University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Amy Ksir**, *US Naval Academy*

**Nathaniel Miller**, *U. Northern Colorado*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

### Panel Session

#### Imagine a World in Which Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching is an Integral Application in Mathematics Courses

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

The MAA META Math project (NSF DUE 1726624) adds "secondary mathematics teaching" to the list of legitimate application areas of mathematics by creating easy-to-integrate curriculum materials for each mathematics major course. Just as it is standard to include "applications to engineering" problems, say, in problem sets, why not include "applications to secondary mathematics" problems too? Members of MAA META Math share the impact of their work.

**Organizers:**

**James Tanton**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Nancy Ann Neudauer**, *Pacific University*

**Panelists:**

**Nancy Ann Neudauer**, *Pacific University*

**James Tanton**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Brittney Falahola**, *Stephen F. Austin State University*

**Susan Hollingsworth**, *Edgewood College*

### Poster Session

#### MAA Contributed Poster Sessions, Session I

*1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

The MAA is pleased to continue with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS) at MathFest 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. The overwhelming consensus among organizers and participants is that poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity to share participants’ work, to network with attendees who share interests with the presenters, and to learn from the attendees. Our goal is to leverage the poster session format to increase engagement between presenters and their audience. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting, each rotation will last 45 minutes, 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.

Submitting an abstract for the poster session in the areas of mathematics, pedagogy, and undergraduate mathematics curriculum is no different than submitting an abstract for the contributed paper session. To submit an abstract for MAA MathFest 2020 go to www.maa.org/mathfest/abstracts and follow the instructions found there. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2020. Early submissions are encouraged. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to place it in one of the following categories:

- Assessment
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
- Mathematics and Technology
- Mentoring
- Modeling and Applications
- Outreach
- Teaching and Learning Advanced Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Calculus
- Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Other Mathematics
- Algebra
- Analysis
- Applied Mathematics
- Geometr
- Graph Theory
- Linear Algebra
- Logic and Foundations
- Number Theory
- Probability and Statistics
- Other than the above

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.

### Poster Session

#### Aligning Courses in the First Two Years with the Instructional Practices Guide and AMATYC IMPACT

*1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

The Instructional Practices Guide gives evidence-based ideas for classroom, assessment, and design practices. AMATYC's IMPACT document gives guidance on influencing students' mathematical prowess. This poster session invites participants to share an IP or IMPACT-aligned strategy in a course typically in the first two years of college. Posters from two-year college faculty and experienced graduate student teaching assistants are highly encouraged.

**Organizer:**

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

**Sponsor: Committee on Two-Year Colleges (CTYC)**

### Workshop

#### Past and Present Contributions of Black Mathematicians: Developing Positive Math Identities of Black Students

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

For many students stories of black achievement in mathematics are assumed to be nonexistent. To support student learning, it is important to share with all students their rightful role models of mathematical excellence. We will, 1) discuss contributions of the African Diaspora to the development of mathematics, 2) explore math tasks taken from a historical perspective, and 3) discuss how participants can adapt these tasks for classroom use.

**Organizers:**

**Shelly M. Jones**, *Central Connecticut State University*

**Robin Wilson**, *Cal Poly Pomona*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 4. Visualizing Projective Geometry Through Photographs and Perspective Drawings, Part A

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

Hands-on, practical art puzzles inspire the mathematics of projective geometry \(-\) the study of properties invariant under projective transformations. We explore activities in perspective art or photography that motivate concepts in projective geometry, including Desargues' Theorem and numerical projective invariants. Activities in problem solving and proof are suitable for a sophomore-level proofs class. No artistic experience is required.

**Organizers:**

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin and Marshall College*

**Fumiko Futamura**, *Southwestern University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA Arts**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 5. Introduction to WeBWorK: An Open-Source Alternative to Generate and Deliver Online Homework Problems, Part A

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

Participants will learn to utilize the opensource online homework system WeBWorK. Adopted by over 1200 institutions, WeBWorK includes an extensive, curated library of over 35,000 exercises encompassing the collegiate curriculum. Subjects include College Algebra, Calculus, ODEs, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Introduction to Proofs. Participants will learn how to utilize WeBWorK in their classrooms and to edit WeBWorK exercises.

**Organizers:**

**Tim Flowers**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

**Robin Cruz**, *College of Idaho*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 6. Jumpstarting your Scholarship Program, Part A

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

The two days of this course will have different foci. One will feature an overview of the NSF, consisting of an introduction to programs that support both research in the mathematical sciences and innovations in learning and teaching, together with tips for writing strong proposals. During the second session, we will discuss numerous aspects of a scholarship program, including how to find possible problems and collaborators, presenting your research, writing up your results, and getting your work published. We will also spend time setting goals and priorities for the upcoming year or two and make a plan for how to achieve those goals. Both days will provide plenty of time for questions and discussion.

**Organizers:**

**Alissa Crans**, *Loyala Marymount University*

**Karen Keene**, *National Science Foundation, DUE*

**Michelle Manes**, *National Science Foundation, DMS*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Invited Address

#### AWM-MAA Etta Zuber Falconer Lecture

##### Complex Functions, Mesh Generation, and Hidden Figures in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

*2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Bonita V. Saunders**, *National Institute of Standards and Technology*

In 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF), a free online compendium of definitions, recurrence relations, differential equations, and other crucial information about mathematical functions useful to researchers working in application areas in the mathematical and physical sciences. Although the DLMF replaces the widely cited National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Handbook of Mathematical Functions commonly known as Abramowitz and Stegun (A&S), it is far beyond a book on the web, incorporating web tools and technologies for accessing, rendering, and searching math and graphics content. I will discuss some interesting historical tidbits, but then focus on past and present technical research challenges being tackled to develop the DLMF’s graphics content. The DLMF currently contains more than 600 2D and 3D figures, and over 200 interactive 3D web visualizations of high level mathematical function surfaces that users can explore.

### Panel Session

#### Implementation of Co-requisite Models

*3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

Many states and institutions are moving to co-requisite models for developmental mathematics. This panel discusses best practices of such models, as well as issues with implementation. In particular, how does a state or system support co-requisite creation? Are there policies that impede the formation of a model? What is the process for creation of co-requisite courses at the institution level?

**Organizers:**

**Jennifer Nordstrom**, *Linfield College*

**Wade Ellis**, *West Valley College, Retired*

**Panelists:**

**Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin**, *Lamar University*

**Kathryn Kozak**, *Coconino Community College*

**Vilma Mesa**, *University of Michigan*

**Jessie Walker**, *Arkansas Department of Education*

**Linus Yu**, *University of Arkansas-Fort Smith*

**Sponsor: MAA Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY)**

### Workshop

#### Navigating Academia as an Underrepresented Early Career Mathematician

*3:00 p..m. - 4:20 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

Navigating academia as an underrepresented mathematician comes with a unique set of challenges due to isolation and the invisible labor associated with diversity related service, in addition to traditional stressors tied to career advancement. This interactive session will focus on how early career mathematicians can best align their personal and career goals with traditional institutional expectations regarding scholarship and service to support optimal career trajectories. This workshop welcomes early career faculty, postdocs, and graduate students as well as anyone looking to support individuals in these groups.

**Organizers:**

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *The Ohio State University*

**Andrea Arauza Rivera**, *California State University, East Bay*

**Alexander Barrios**, *Carleton College*

**Ryan Moruzzi, Jr.**, *California State University, East Bay*

**Anisah Nu’Man**, *Spelman College*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Section Officers Meeting

*3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon L*

This session is moderated by Lisa Marano, West Chester University, Chair of the MAA Committee on Sections. It is open to all section officers and their guests.

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 2. Teaching Introductory Statistics: Focus on Concepts and Data, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

This minicourse provides hands-on activities, practical advice, and assessment strategies for teaching introductory statistics based on the American Statistical Association’s recommendations. These recommendations call for emphasizing statistical thinking and conceptual understanding, implementing active learning with interactive software, using real data from genuine studies, and including assessments that promote student learning.

**Organizers:**

**Allan Rossman**, *Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo*

**Beth Chance**, *Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 7. Game Theoretic Modeling for Math Majors, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

This minicourse introduces some game theoretic tools (utility functions, strategic games of complete and incomplete information, and coalition games) and their application to economic, political, and biological scenarios. Along the way, participants will engage in games (perhaps winning some money or other prizes!) and discover some ways to incorporate activities and content into their own courses in game theory, modeling, or calculus.

**Organizers:**

**David Housman**, *Goshen College*

**Richard Gillman**, *Valparaiso University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 9. Mathematics for Social Justice, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

How can mathematics faculty foster critical thinking and empower students to analyze social justice issues? This session provides examples of applications of mathematics and statistics to real-world issues, such as racial profiling, environmental justice, and more. Participants will be able to incorporate examples and projects into a variety of courses and approach developing their own; beginners and experts are welcome.

**Organizers:**

**Lily Khadjavi**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Maria Mercedes Franco**, *Queensborough Community College (CUNY)*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Estimathon!

*4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201 C*

They're called Fermi problems...

How heavy is the Eiffel Tower?

How many prime numbers have distinct digits?

How many calories would you be eating if you had "one of everything" at the Cheesecake Factory?

If you're looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia, look no further! Jane Street Capital presents The Estimathon contest: teams will have 30 minutes to work on 13 problems, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Can your team beat the all-time best score?? The top teams will receive prizes! As in past years, we will run 2 contests. Feel free to show up to either one!

(Please show up 15 minutes before the start time of the contest you want to join.)

Our target schedule is as follows:

4:00 pm. Welcome, overview of rules and scoring

4:15 pm. Estimathon contest #1

5:00 pm. Estimathon contest #2

**Organizer:**

**Andy Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

### Panel Session

#### Graduate School in Mathematics: What’s it Like, and How Do You Get In?

*4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

This panel is for undergraduates considering graduate school in the mathematical sciences. Graduate students in mathematics must take courses, pass qualifying exams, write a thesis, and serve as a Teaching Assistant. We discuss how these may vary from school to school and then focus on the application process: What do you need to apply? What does it take to get in? How many schools should you apply to? When will you hear? etc. Panelists will include several graduate chairs and current graduate students.

**Organizer:**

**Ruth Hass**, *University of Hawaii*

**Panelists:**

**Ruth Haas**, *University of Hawaii*

**David Futer** *Temple University*

**Garth Isaak**, *Lehigh University*

**Richard McGehee**, *University of Minnesota*

**Sponsor: Committee on Undergraduates**

### Social Event

#### Mathematicians Advancing Inclusion in Science (MAIS) Reception

*4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A*

Come learn about MAIS, get involved with MAIS, and share your ideas.

**Organizers:**

**Jesús A. De Loera**, *U. of California, Davis*

**Carrie Diaz Eaton**, *Bates College*

**Pamela Harris**, *Williams College*

### Social Event

#### Graduate Student Reception

*5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, MAA Suite*

Graduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.

**Organizers:**

**Edray Goins**, *Pomona University*

**Eric Eager**, *University of Wisconsin at La Crosse*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students**

### Social Event

#### MAA-Spectra Reception

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon E*

MAA President, Michael Dorff, hosts reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mathematicians. All are welcome.

### Social Event

#### NSA Networking Reception

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon C*

The National Security Agency (NSA) Women in Mathematics Society is hosting a Networking Reception open to all! Come network with NSA mathematicians to learn about career and internship in opportunities in the field of mathematics at the NSA. We look forward to meeting you!

**Organizers/Sponsors: NSA Women in Mathematics Society**

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics (SIGMAA EM) Business Meeting, Reception, & Guest Lecture

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon J*

**Organizer:**

**Benjamin Galluzo**, *Clarkson College*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA) Business Meeting & Reception

*6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon K*

**Organizer:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST) Business Meeting and Guest Lecture

##### Building Communities Around Joyful Mathematics Through Cup Stacking

**Spencer Bowen**, *San Francisco State University*

*6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon D*

Start with a row of cups. Cups jump onto each other to make larger stacks. One cup jumps one space, a stack of two cups jump two spaces, and so on. Stacks must jump a number of spaces equal to the number of cups in the stack. Can you get all your cups into a single stack? This cup jumping lesson was one that the American Institute of Mathematics partnered with the Santa Clara (CA) County Office of Education to develop at their elementary schools. The goal of the project is to promote Math Communities that create a culture of year-round enjoyable mathematical engagement and play. The Math Communities model brings together several previously established programs such as Math Teachers’ Circles and Math Festivals, as well as newly created initiatives to get students, teachers, and parents engaging with mathematics in many different formal and informal settings. We have started our efforts at Title 1 elementary schools in the county with high proportions of Spanish-speaking families. At the talk you’ll have a chance to problem solve through the cup jumping lesson and will be able to take away examples of activities that promote joyful mathematical learning for students and parents along with models for coordinated implementation of similar materials in classroom learning and teachers’ professional development time. You’ll leave with a replicable "stealable" tool, program, approach, or learning that is ready for others to adapt.

**Organizer:**

**Jane Long**, *Stephen F. Austin State University*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Mathematics & Sports (Sports SIGMAA) Business Meeting & Guest Lecture

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

**Contact:**

**Liz Bouzarth**, *Furman University*

### Social Event

#### Math Stitchers

*8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

Bring any stitching or craft project (knitting/crochet/embroidery/etc.) and chat with other mathematical stitchers.

**Organizer:**

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

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 411, 412, 413*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer:**

**Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 404, 405, and 410*

The **MAA Student Paper Sessions** abstract portal is now live! Please **click here** to submit an abstract.

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Prize Session

*8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom G & H*

The session is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University.

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Lecture II

*10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Jordan Ellenberg**, *University of Wisconsin-Madison*

### Invited Paper Session

#### African American Women and the Mathematics of Flight

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

The 2016 book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” featured stories about African American women who worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the 1930s through the 1960s. Several of these women were mathematicians: Katherine Johnson worked out the orbital mechanics of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth in 1962; and Dr. Christine Darden revolutionized aerodynamics design to produce low-boom sonic effects in the 1970’s. Indeed, Katherine Johnson earned a BS in mathematics in 1937 and Dr. Christine Darden earned a MS in Mathematics in 1967. In this session, we will feature the mathematics of pioneers in flight such as Katherine Johnson Christine Darden; and we will discuss the history of African American women who have worked in the aeronautical industry.

**Organizer:**

**Edray Goins**, *Pomona College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Modeling in Your Differential Equations Course – Just Do It!, Part A

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom L*

In differential equations, a pivotal STEM course, effort is given to doing modeling to motivate students and facilitate transferability to cognate areas. Faculty who do modeling in differential equations courses share their efforts. This session offers experiences, plans, and aspirations with specific, rich illustrations of modeling to enhance skills in both differential equations and its applications.

**Organizers:**

**Brian Winkel**, *SIMIODE (www.simiode.org) Director*

**Rosemary Farley**, *Manhattan College*

**Janet Fierson**, *LaSalle University*

**Therese Shelton**, *Southwestern University*

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

**Sponsor: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Online Pedagogy of Upper Division Mathematics, Part A

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

Much of the discussion of online mathematics courses has been focused on lower division courses that serve other disciplines or the general education curriculum. In this session, we will address pedagogical strategies for delivering upper division courses in an online setting. Included in the discussion will be topics related to course design, content delivery, student interaction, and assessment.

**Organizers:**

**George H. Lytle**, *University of Montevallo*

**Cheryll C. Johnson**, *Asbury University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Effectively Utilizing Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Part A

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon J*

At both research and teaching institutions, instructors have the opportunity to make use of undergraduate teaching assistants in the mathematics classroom to enhance instruction. This session seeks to share evidence-based practices about the use and support of undergraduate TAs in the classroom.

**Organizers**

**Carolyn Yackel**, *Mercer University*

**Emily Braley**, *Harvard University*

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Sponsor: Committee for the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM) and College Mathematics Instructor Development Source (CoMInDS)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, and Gambling, Part A

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

Puzzles, card tricks, board games, game shows, and gambling provide an excellent laboratory for testing mathematical strategy, probability, and enumeration. The analysis of such diversions is fertile ground for the application of mathematical and statistical theory. Solutions to new problems as well as novel solutions to old problems are welcome. Submissions by undergraduates are encourage

**Organizers:**

**Paul R. Coe**, *Dominican University*

**Sara B. Quinn**, *Dominican University*

**Kristen Schemmerhorn**, *Concordia University Chicago*

**Andrew Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Part A

*10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom K*

The goals of this session are to promote quality research in undergraduate mathematics education, to disseminate educational studies to the greater mathematics community, and to facilitate the impact of research findings on mathematics pedagogy. Presentations may be based on research in any undergraduate mathematical area. Examples include studies about students' reasoning, teaching practices, curriculum design, and professional development.

**Organizers:**

**Brian P. Katz**, *Smith College*

**Shiv Smith Karunakaran**, *Michigan State University*

**Nicole Engelke Infante**, *West Virginia University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME)**

### Panel Session

#### A Program Review Revue

*10:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

A Program Review Review, a musical skit written and directed by Annalisa Crannell, will be performed by members and friends of the MAA committee on program review. The skit will draw attention to the fears, pitfalls, and opportunities that come with conducting a program review. Following the brief skit, members of the committee will serve as a panel to answer audience questions raised by the skit or from personal/professional experiences.

**Organizer:**

**Rick Gillman**, *Valparaiso University*

**Panelists:**

**Lyn Miller**, *Slippery Rock University*

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin and Marshall*

**Sponsor: The MAA Committee on Program Review**

### Poster Session

#### Undergraduate Student Poster Session

*10:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

This session features research done by undergraduate students. Appropriate content includes, but is not limited to, a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, or a method of solution to an applied problem. Projects that are currently "in progress", but leading towards one of these outcomes are also welcome. Purely expository material is not appropriate for this session.

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

**Sponsor: Committee on Undergraduate Students (CUS)**

### Workshop

#### Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership Through Case Studies

*10:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

The keys to being a successful student of mathematics -- preparation, study, practice, perseverance -- are essential to becoming a more effective and successful leader in academic administration. Department chairs and other leaders are invited to participate in this hands-on workshop to discuss case studies based on the leadership challenges faced by faculty and departments.

**Organizers:**

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

**Jonathan Hodge**, *Grand Valley State University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 1. Linear Algebra in Computer Graphics and Data Science, Part B

*10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

This minicourse will cover linear algebra applications from computer graphics and data science. The depth will range from those that require little mathematical background (submatrices, matrix arithmetic) to more sophisticated topics (eigenanalysis, singular value). The minicourse will also provide webpages that enable experimentation without any coding and also provide codes that serve as a template for student exploration.

**Organizer:**

**Tim Chartier**, *Davidson College*

**Sponsor: MAA CUPM**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 8. The Who, Why, and How of Undergraduate Research in Math, Part B

*10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

This minicourse will be an open discussion on undergraduate research in mathematics. From why and how to do it, to where to find, or come up with, good accessible problems, we will discuss our experiences and come up with a plan to be implemented the following academic year. This will be a hand on, active learning workshop and attendants will be expected to work.

**Organizer:**

**Alicia Prieto Langarica**, *Youngstown State University*

**Cindy Wyels**, *California State University-Channel Islands*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 11. Teaching Math Courses for Elementary Education Majors, Part B

*10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

Teaching mathematics courses for future elementary teachers is an exciting and challenging experience. Different schools offer a variety of hours and courses. How do you decide what should be in the course at your institution? This session will discuss techniques and topics that should be a part of such a course or courses. We will talk about publications that help guide you as you teach this course and methods that have been found to be successful in such a course. All are welcome in the minicourse and having access to your current course descriptions will be helpful, if you have them.

**Organizer:**

**Judith Covington**, *Northwestern State University*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Invited Address

#### MAA Invited Address

##### Increasing the Rate of Change: The Impact of Broadening the Visibility of Mathematicians of Color

*11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Candice Price**, *University of San Diego*

African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinx-- who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population-- are growing in size and influence. Currently, while constituting 30 percent of the U.S. population, by 2050, these groups together will account for greater than 40 percent of the U.S. population. Yet, these groups are largely underrepresented in the STEM fields---especially mathematics. Lately, there has been a growing discussion around the issue of the lack of diversity in STEM and its effect on the growth and innovation needed in these disciplines to solve the most complex issues humanity faces. I believe one reason people of color are underrepresented in STEM is that students of color rarely see themselves reflected in the STEM community. My service mission is to support those underrepresented in STEM by creating and supporting programs that increase visibility and amplify the voices of women and people of color in STEM while creating networks and community in STEM to provide opportunities to share resources. In this talk, I will describe my path in mathematics through an exploration of my involvement in programs that are working towards broadening the visibility of mathematicians of color.

### Invited Address

#### SIAM-MAA Joint Invited Lecture

##### Data Skills for the Mathematical Sciences

*1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Chad Topaz**, *Williams College*

Data acquisition, exploration, analysis, modeling, and visualization have become central to the mathematical sciences. The importance of data has been emphasized at the highest levels of our profession, including in reports from the National Academy of Sciences, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Statistical Association. However, the fusion of data skills with core parts of the mathematical sciences curriculum has yet to be fully realized. This talk discusses the importance of data skills and presents pathways for incorporating them into undergraduate mathematical sciences education. One pathway is through the classroom. I will present selected examples from courses in linear algebra, differential equations, mathematical modeling, and even calculus, including signal processing, dynamical systems, abstract art, and an interactive activity on multivariable quadrature motivated by environmental science. A second pathway is through undergraduate research. I will showcase data-intensive student projects that apply mathematics to collective motion in biology and to social justice. Finally, I will mention resources for instructors who themselves want to grow their data skills.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Eigenvalues and Graphs

*1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C*

Graphs can be used to represent the relations (edges) between objects (vertices), and so play an important role both in theoretical as well as applied settings. One important tool in understanding graphs is through the use of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices associated with graphs; this is sometimes known as spectral graph theory. There are many possible matrices that can be explored and each one brings its own strengths and weaknesses into understanding graphs. This session will bring together a variety of viewpoints of how eigenvalues and graphs are connected.

**Organizer:**

**Steve Butler**, *Iowa State University*

##### Spectral and Combinatorial Properties of the Associahedron Graph

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Sebi Cioaba**, *University of Delaware*

##### The Exponential Distance Matrix

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Kate Lorenzen**, *Iowa State University*

##### Fiedler Vectors with Unbalanced Sign Patterns

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Sooyeong Kim**, *University of Manitoba*

##### Quantum Walks on Graphs

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Sabrina Lato**, *University of Waterloo*

##### A Meta-Conjecture in Spectral Extremal Graph Theory

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Michael Tait**, *Villanova University*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Women in Mathematics: Math in Action

*1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

Mathematics is in action within so many exciting non-mathematical settings, spanning from classical historical and cutting edge interplays between mathematics and physics, biology, and other sciences, to beautiful applications of mathematics to games, art, social justice, economics, and climate change, to name a few. Topics with possibly unexpected applications outside of mathematics include complexity classes, Ramsey colorings, tropical numbers, topology, hyperbolic surfaces, geodesics, and more.

In this session, we showcase current research done by women (and their students) of mathematics and statistics applied to a variety of non-mathematical settings. This session is sponsored by the AWM, and is organized by the AWM Committee on MathFest.

**Organizer:**

**Cassie Williams**, *James Madison University*

**Shanna Dobson**, *California State University, Los Angeles*

**Janet Fierson**, *La Salle University*

**Emelie Kenney**, *Siena College*

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

**Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)**

##### Math, Medicine and Mysteries

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Ami Radunskaya**, *Pomona College*

##### TBA

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Lynne Seymour**, *University of Georgia*

##### Identifying Geohazards with Mathematics and Statistics

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Celestine Woodruff**, *James Madison University*

##### Crochet Topology

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Moira Chas**, *Stony Brook University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Modeling in Your Differential Equations Course – Just Do It!, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom L*

In differential equations, a pivotal STEM course, effort is given to doing modeling to motivate students and facilitate transferability to cognate areas. Faculty who do modeling in differential equations courses share their efforts. This session offers experiences, plans, and aspirations with specific, rich illustrations of modeling to enhance skills in both differential equations and its applications.

**Organizers:**

**Brian Winkel**, *SIMIODE (www.simiode.org) Director*

**Rosemary Farley**, *Manhattan College*

**Janet Fierson**, *LaSalle University*

**Therese Shelton**, *Southwestern University*

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

**Sponsor: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Online Pedagogy of Upper Division Mathematics, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

Much of the discussion of online mathematics courses has been focused on lower division courses that serve other disciplines or the general education curriculum. In this session, we will address pedagogical strategies for delivering upper division courses in an online setting. Included in the discussion will be topics related to course design, content delivery, student interaction, and assessment.

**Organizers:**

**George H. Lytle**, *University of Montevallo*

**Cheryll C. Johnson**, *Asbury University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Effectively Utilizing Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon J*

At both research and teaching institutions, instructors have the opportunity to make use of undergraduate teaching assistants in the mathematics classroom to enhance instruction. This session seeks to share evidence-based practices about the use and support of undergraduate TAs in the classroom.

**Organizers**

**Carolyn Yackel**, *Mercer University*

**Emily Braley**, *Harvard University*

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Sponsor: Committee for the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM) and College Mathematics Instructor Development Source (CoMInDS)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, and Gambling, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

Puzzles, card tricks, board games, game shows, and gambling provide an excellent laboratory for testing mathematical strategy, probability, and enumeration. The analysis of such diversions is fertile ground for the application of mathematical and statistical theory. Solutions to new problems as well as novel solutions to old problems are welcome. Submissions by undergraduates are encourage

**Organizers:**

**Paul R. Coe**, *Dominican University*

**Sara B. Quinn**, *Dominican University*

**Kristen Schemmerhorn**, *Concordia University Chicago*

**Andrew Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom K*

The goals of this session are to promote quality research in undergraduate mathematics education, to disseminate educational studies to the greater mathematics community, and to facilitate the impact of research findings on mathematics pedagogy. Presentations may be based on research in any undergraduate mathematical area. Examples include studies about students' reasoning, teaching practices, curriculum design, and professional development.

**Organizers:**

**Brian P. Katz**, *Smith College*

**Shiv Smith Karunakaran**, *Michigan State University*

**Nicole Engelke Infante**, *West Virginia University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME)**

### Panel Session

#### Storytelling for Enhanced Mathematics Teaching: A Discussion With Mathematician Authors

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

How do you teach effectively so your students feel engaged, not overwhelmed? The best math teaching, like the best math writing, artfully balances technical details with an engaging narrative to make the math accessible and compelling. In this panel of mathematicians who write books for general-interest readers, you’ll learn strategies for turning math lessons in calculus and beyond into story. Come for stories. Leave with ideas for teaching.

**Organizers:**

**Susan D'Agostino**, *Johns Hopkins University*

**Daniel Taber**, *Oxford University Press*

**Panelists:**

**Susan D'Agostino**, *Johns Hopkins University*

**Ben Orlin**, *Black Dog & Leventhal*

**Steven Strogatz**, *Cornell University*

**Talithia Williams**, *Harvey Mudd College*

### Workshop

#### An Inquiry-Oriented Approach to Determinants: New Materials from the IOLA Project

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

In this workshop, we will introduce tasks from a new unit in the Inquiry-Oriented Linear Algebra (IOLA) project. These materials build on existing units to support intuitive conceptions of determinant from a situated context and generalize such experiences toward more formal notions of determinant. Participants will explore the new materials as students might and discuss instructional strategies for implementing Inquiry-Oriented materials.

**Organizers:**

**David Plaxco**, *Clayton State University*

**Megan Wawro**, *Virginia Tech*

**Michelle Zandieh**, *Arizona State University*

**Christine Andrews-Larson**, *Florida State University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 4. Visualizing Projective Geometry Through Photographs and Perspective Drawings, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

Hands-on, practical art puzzles inspire the mathematics of projective geometry \(-\) the study of properties invariant under projective transformations. We explore activities in perspective art or photography that motivate concepts in projective geometry, including Desargues' Theorem and numerical projective invariants. Activities in problem solving and proof are suitable for a sophomore-level proofs class. No artistic experience is required.

**Organizers:**

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin and Marshall College*

**Fumiko Futamura**, *Southwestern University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA Arts**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 5. Introduction to WeBWorK: An Open-Source Alternative to Generate and Deliver Online Homework Problems, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

Participants will learn to utilize the opensource online homework system WeBWorK. Adopted by over 1200 institutions, WeBWorK includes an extensive, curated library of over 35,000 exercises encompassing the collegiate curriculum. Subjects include College Algebra, Calculus, ODEs, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Introduction to Proofs. Participants will learn how to utilize WeBWorK in their classrooms and to edit WeBWorK exercises.

**Organizers:**

**Tim Flowers**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

**Robin Cruz**, *College of Idaho*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 6. Jumpstarting your Scholarship Program, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

The two days of this course will have different foci. One will feature an overview of the NSF, consisting of an introduction to programs that support both research in the mathematical sciences and innovations in learning and teaching, together with tips for writing strong proposals. During the second session, we will discuss numerous aspects of a scholarship program, including how to find possible problems and collaborators, presenting your research, writing up your results, and getting your work published. We will also spend time setting goals and priorities for the upcoming year or two and make a plan for how to achieve those goals. Both days will provide plenty of time for questions and discussion.

**Organizers:**

**Alissa Crans**, *Loyala Marymount University*

**Karen Keene**, *National Science Foundation, DUE*

**Michelle Manes**, *National Science Foundation, DMS*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Undergraduate Student Activity

#### We Begin with a Deck of Cards …

*1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A & B*

**Robert Vallin**, *Lamar University*

We all know there are lots of fun games and activities that come from a standard deck of cards. As they say during 3 a.m. infomercials, “But wait, there’s more!!” A deck is also the gateway to a myriad of different ideas in mathematics. In this event we start with some of the more straightforward ideas like counting and then move on to some other fun things that we can play with. If you have a deck of cards, bring it along (there will be a limited supply available at the session).

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 411, 412, 413*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer:**

**Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 404, 405, and 410*

The **MAA Student Paper Sessions** abstract portal is now live! Please **click here** to submit an abstract.

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Alder Award Session

*2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H*

The MAA established the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member to honor beginning college or university faculty members whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. Each year, at most three college or university teachers are honored with this national award. The awardees are invited to make a presentation in this session. The session is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff.

### Panel Session

#### The Modern Mathematics Major in the Data Science Era

*3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

Every year new programs in data science and statistics are being added at the undergraduate level. So where does this leave the traditional mathematics major? Panelists will discuss how mathematics programs have adapted to the demand for data science and statistics, speaking to institutional change, personal development, and the MAA view on statistics and data science within undergraduate programs in mathematics.

**Organizer:**

**Judith E. Canner**, *California State University, Monterey Bay*

**Panelists:**

**Patti Frazer Lock**, *St. Lawrence University*

**Ryan Botts**, *Point Loma University*

**Tim Chartier**, *Davidson College*

**Sponsors:**

**SIGMAA on Statistics Education**

**ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics Education**

### Poster Session

#### MAA Contributed Poster Sessions, Session II

*3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

The MAA is pleased to continue with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS) at MathFest 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. The overwhelming consensus among organizers and participants is that poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity to share participants’ work, to network with attendees who share interests with the presenters, and to learn from the attendees. Our goal is to leverage the poster session format to increase engagement between presenters and their audience. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting, each rotation will last 45 minutes, 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.

Submitting an abstract for the poster session in the areas of mathematics, pedagogy, and undergraduate mathematics curriculum is no different than submitting an abstract for the contributed paper session. To submit an abstract for MAA MathFest 2020 go to www.maa.org/mathfest/abstracts and follow the instructions found there. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2020. Early submissions are encouraged. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to place it in one of the following categories:

- Assessment
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
- Mathematics and Technology
- Mentoring
- Modeling and Applications
- Outreach
- Teaching and Learning Advanced Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Calculus
- Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Other Mathematics
- Algebra
- Analysis
- Applied Mathematics
- Geometr
- Graph Theory
- Linear Algebra
- Logic and Foundations
- Number Theory
- Probability and Statistics
- Other than the above

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.

### Poster Session

#### PosterFest 2020: Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians

*3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

This poster session and networking event provides an informal opportunity for early career mathematicians to present and discuss their scholarly activities (such as: expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports). Nontenured faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate submissions will not be accepted. Questions regarding this session should be sent to the organizers.

**Organizers:**

**Holly Attenborough**, *University of Wisconsin-Plattevlile*

**Lisa Driskell**, *Colorado Mesa University*

**Sponsor: The MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians (ECM)**

### Workshop

#### Desmos-Based Assignments in Precalculus and Calculus

*3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Pennsyvlania Convention Center, Room 202A*

This session presents assignments that utilize the Desmos graphing calculator to create a product that accomplishes a task, following constructionist learning principles. Examples include applied sinusoidal regression; tangent lines in Cartesian, parametric, and polar coordinates; and volumes by rotation. A sample grading rubric will be provided. Participants are encouraged to complete these assignments during the workshop and share ideas.

**Organizer:**

**Zachary Beamer**, *Piedmont Virginia Community College*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 3. Getting Started with Mastery Grading, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*/p>

In a mastery grading system, students’ grades are based on their ability to demonstrate mastery of a well-defined list of learning objectives. We will describe the key components of a mastery grading system, highlighting how such a system supports the student learning cycle. Participants will have the opportunity to begin to craft mastery grading components for their own courses.

**Organizer:**

**Rachel Weir**, *Allegheny College*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 10. Experiences in Teaching Introductory Data Science to Math Majors, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

Participants in this minicourse will be exposed to topics covered in the introductory data science course at Winona State University. A three-prong pedagogical approach is used in teaching this course (i.e., hands-on activity -> non-programming software -> writing code). Participants of this minicourse will be asked to engage in all three components of this pedagogy using a variety of tasks that can easily be implemented into existing courses.

**Organizer:**

**Christopher J. Malone**, *Winona State University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA Stat Ed and ASA-MAA Joint Committee**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 12. Liberal Arts Math, Quantitative Literacy, College Algebra/Precalculus: A Novel Hybrid Curriculum, Part A

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

We discuss a course for students who must fulfill a mathematics requirement but are not planning to take calculus or more advanced subjects. This novel approach combines desirable features from standard offerings for such students. Difference equation models with evident significance lead to standard precalculus topics such as linear and exponential functions, while emphasizing modeling methods. Pedagogy (e.g., technology) will also be discussed.

**Organizers:**

**Dan Kalman**, *American University*

**Sacha Forgoston**, *Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*

### Invited Address

#### NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture

##### 2020 Census, Lagrange's Identity, and Apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives

*4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Tommy Wright**, *U.S. Bureau of the Census*

Given the impracticality of a pure democracy, the U.S. Constitution (1787) calls for a representative form of democracy where the people elect persons to represent them for governing. Each state gets a number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives "...according to their respective numbers..." as recorded in a census of the nation to be conducted every ten years starting in 1790. We make use of an elementary result known as Lagrange's Identity to provide a bridge between an insightful motivation and an elementary derivation of the method of equal proportions. The method of equal proportions is the current method for apportioning the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states, following each decennial census. We highlight why the numbers from the census matter and affect our condition and behavior. We also present some historical comments about the first two methods of apportionment, as well as the method that preceded equal proportions.

### Panel Session

#### Culturally-Rich Strategies for Advancing Mathematics Learning

*4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

This session will explore initiatives that seek to broaden access to and engagement in mathematics in formal and informal settings through culturally-rich, assets-based methods, focused on African American, Indigenous, or Latinx populations. The session will begin with a short panel presentation to describe culturally-rich initiatives for advancing mathematics learning, their related outcomes, successes and challenges. After a question and answer period, participants will share their individual interests in broadening STEM participation and will brainstorm and discuss strategies to incorporate and enhance these models and facilitate future collaborations. Some of the projects described are grant-funded, including National Science Foundation initiatives.

**Organizers:**

**Odesma Dalrymple**, *University of San Diego*

**Yaoran Li**, *University of San Diego*

**Perla Myers**, *University of San Diego*

**Panelists:**

**Shelly M. Jones**, *Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University*

**Lou Matthews**, *Founder, InspireMath*

**Candice Price**, *Smith College*

**Joi Spencer**, *Professor and Associate Dean, University of San Diego*

### Workshop

#### The Definition of a Mathematician

*4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

In this interactive workshop, participants will reflect on what we think it means to be a mathematician, who is seen or counted as a mathematician, what causes this, and how that affects our communities of learning, teaching and research in mathematics. If you would like to explore those issues, come and find out! Be prepared to discuss some potentially difficult topics.

**Organizers:**

**Rosalie Bélanger-Rioux**, *McGill University*

**Sara Rezvi**, *The University of Illinois at Chicago*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA) Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture

##### Gears, Graphs, and Archimedes

**Gary Gordon**, *Lafayette College*

*5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

This talk connects a children’s plastic gear toy with two Archimedean solids, the cubeoctahedron and the icosadodechedron. Workable arrangements of gears correspond to planar bipartite graphs, and the duals of these graphs give the connection to the solids. Euler’s famous polyhedron formula plays an important role here. The talk will include lots of very small plastic pieces not intended for very small children.

**Organizer:**

**Robert Vallin**, *Lamar University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### SCUDEM Gathering and Information Session

*5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 403*

SCUDEM-SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling Gathering of colleagues interested in host site coordinator issues, team registration, coaching teams, etc. to learn about SCUDEM V 2020 event to be held on 14 November 2020. See www.simiode.org/scudem for complete details

**Organizer:**Brian Winkel, *Director of SIMIODE*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Statistics Education (SIGMAA STAT-ED) Business Meeting

*6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon J*

**Organizer:**

**Judith Canner**, *California State University, Monterey Bay*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics (SIGMAA TAHSM) Business Meeting, Reception, & Guest Lecture

##### A Few of My Favorite Numbers

**Stephen Kokoska**, *Bloomsburg University*

*6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon L*

Certain numbers are just naturally mysterious and appealing. For example, \(π\), \(e\), or maybe even \(√3/2\). But there are some numbers that seem to appear often enough in our work to strike a nerve and to create a lasting impression. This presentation will include a discussion of some of my favorite numbers, why they are fascinating, and some interesting examples and facts involving these numbers.

**Organizer:**

**Chuck Garner**, *Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology*

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA on Undergraduate Research (UR SIGMAA) Reception & Guest Lecture

##### Using Restorative Practices to Build Research Communities

**Pamela Harris**, *Williams College*

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon D*

I have collaborated with over 50 undergraduate students on mathematical research and their work has resulted in over 20 research publications and an additional eight writing contributions to the profession. In this talk, I detail the specifics that made these collaborations so fruitful (spoiler alert: it was not the math). In particular, I will share ways we implemented restorative practices in the research process (building honest and sincere relationships focused on individual responsibility and shared accountability) and how these practices greatly helped to advance the mathematical work.

**Organizer:**

**Allison Henrich**, *Seattle University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Documentary Film about the Duluth REU

*7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

Curious about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs? Join us for a public showing of a film about the Duluth REU, the longest running REU in the nation. This documentary highlights the life and career of Joe Gallian, the daily operations of the REU, and interviews with many participants.

**Organizer:**

**Shah Roshan Zamir**, *University of Nebraska Lincoln*

### Social Event

#### MAA Ice Cream Social

*8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A & B*

Besides cake and ice cream, we will recognize all students who gave talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions, and award prizes for the best of them. All are invited.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Supporting Student Success in Introductory Statistics through Evidence-Based Practices

*8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C*

Each academic year, over 600,000 students enroll in college introductory statistics courses, according to the 2015 CBMS survey. Enrollments have more than doubled since 2000. Although many of the new statistics students have sufficient mathematics fluency to succeed, many others struggle with algebra, numeric operations, and logic, leading to poor course outcomes. In this session, speakers will present evidence-based results from projects about supporting students enrolled in introductory statistics courses. Projects include identifying students in need of extra assistance with mathematical fluency and/or statistical content, and then implementing one of several ways to provide that assistance, including instructor-led sessions, computer-based support, and undergraduate-led supplemental instruction. Session speakers work at a variety of institutions, small and large, public and private. Though the context for the presentations is Introductory Statistics, the innovations and pedagogical practices presented are adaptable to any introductory college level mathematics course and have broader implications for supporting student success in first-year college level mathematics and statistics.

**Organizers:**

**Judith Canner**, *California State Monterey Bay*

**Adam Molnar**, *Oklahoma State University*

**Sponsors:**

**SIGMAA on Statistics Education (SIGMAA StatEd)**

**ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics Education**

##### Computer-based Learning plus Tutoring in Essentials of Statistics

*8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.*

**JayneAnn Harder**, *Oral Roberts University*

##### Corequisite Statistics Courses for Equitable Support of Underprepared Students

*8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.*

**Alana Unfried**, *California State University, Monterey Bay*

##### Implementation and Continuation Issues for Supporting Underprepared Introductory Statistics Students Using an Assessment and Peer Tutoring Intervention Program

*9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.*

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

**Phillip L. Poplin**, *Longwood University*

##### Large Scale Peer-Assisted Tutoring, Corequisites, and Other Math Support for Introductory Statistics

*9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.*

**Adam Molnar**, *Oklahoma State University*

##### Discussion

*10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Open & Accessible Problems for Undergraduate Research

*8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

More and more mathematics faculty members around the country are conducting math research with undergraduates. As the benefits to students and faculty of engaging in undergraduate research become apparent, the number of professors with an interest in doing undergraduate research grows. Indeed, many of us would like to begin a research project with students, but we may be unsure of how to choose problems that are accessible for students. The aim of this session is to have experienced undergraduate research mentors share open and accessible problems from a variety of mathematical fields that can be used to generate ideas for new undergraduate research projects.

**Organizer:**

**Allison Henrich**, *Seattle University*

**Debra Hydorn**, *University of Mary Washington*

**Laramie Paxton**, *Marian University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Undergraduate Research (UR SIGMAA)**

##### Accessible, and Interesting Research Problems in Combinatorics for Undergraduates

*8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.*

**Oscar Vega**, *California State University, Fresno*

##### Patterns in Trees

*8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.*

**Lara Pudwell**, *Valparaiso University*

##### Getting Started in Sports Analytics Research

*9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.*

**Amanda Harsy**, *Lewis University*

##### Data-intensive Undergraduate Research Projects

*9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.*

**Kumer Das**, *Lamar University*

##### Computer Driven Questions and Theorems and in Geometry

*10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.*

**Moira Chas**, *Stony Brook University*

##### Knotted Undergraduate Research

*10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.*

**Colin Adams**, *Williams College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Computational Investigation in Undergraduate Mathematics

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom J*

Computational tools help students explore mathematical concepts, formulate questions, and test conjectures. This session will highlight strategies for incorporating computational mathematics into the undergraduate math curriculum. We encourage talks on computational investigation of mathematical topics, the interplay of computation and proof, computation in the development of mathematical maturity, and assessment of computational learning goals.

**Organizer:**

**Matthew Wright**, *St. Olaf College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mathematics and the Life Sciences: Initiatives, Programs, Curricula

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom A*

The 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide to Majors in the Mathematical Sciences identified the life sciences as a key path through the mathematics major to graduate programs and the workforce. Topics include scholarly contributions addressing initiatives, programs, curricula, and course materials at the interface of mathematics and the life sciences that have been implemented and tested at institutions of higher education.

**Organizers:**

**Timothy D. Comar**, *Benedictine University*

**Raina Robeva**, *Randolph-Macon College*

**Carrie Diaz Eaton**, *Bates College*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIO SIGMAA)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Interplay Between Digital Mathematics Learning and Effective Pedagogical Tools

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 411 & 412*

In this session we intend to showcase some of the best practices in undergraduate mathematics instruction that are enhanced by digital tools and effective pedagogical practices. Talks will include links for getting started with a platform, sharing of materials for use, and both evidence and rationale that pedagogy was enhanced. Speakers are encouraged to address the integration of open educational resources, e.g., open (free) books with randomized question libraries that have nominal costs. Moreover, the presenters will explore the effectiveness of electronic assessments, such as formative versus summative, while including (but not limiting to) dynamic and/or adaptive forms. Additionally, participants will compare their platform of choice to other available platforms, along with suitable pedagogical tools (e.g., blended learning, active learning, project-based learning).

**Organizers:**

**Benjamin Atchison**, *Framingham State University*

**Ariel Cintron-Arias**, *East Tennessee State University*

**Michael Miner**, *American Public University System*

**Sharon Mosgrove**, *Western Governors University*

**Ryan Nivens**, *East Tennessee State University*

**Douglas Scheib**, *Western Governors University*

**Philip Smith**, *East Tennessee State University*

**Carolyn Yackel**, *Mercer University*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education (CTiME)**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mastery Grading

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon I*

Mastery grading includes assessment techniques such as standards-based grading, specifications grading, and mastery-based testing. In these, a student’s grade is directly tied to their mastery of specific objectives rather than collecting points or partial credit. We invite scholarly presentations that give practical implementation advice (particularly in large or coordinated courses) and provide evidence of the efficacy of mastery grading.

**Organizers:**

**David Clark**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Mike Janssen**, *Dordt University*

**Austin Mohr**, *Nebraska Wesleyan University*

**Cassie Williams**, *James Madison University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon L*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at http://mathfest2020.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

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

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Abigail Bishop**, *Iona College*

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

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Applications of Technology-Driven Representations to Deepen Student Mathematical Knowledge

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 414 & 415*

Considering multiple representations of a mathematics concept represents a powerful approach for deepening student knowledge. Demands for incorporating these representations into instruction emerge as technology becomes increasingly available. This session invites scholarly presentations on the use of technology-driven representations for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

**Organizers:**

**Aaron Trocki**, *Elon University*

**Jim Beuerle**, *Elon University*

**Todd Lee**, *Elon University*

**Jan Mays**, *Elon University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### More than Math: Resilience, Growth Mindset, and Transferable Skills

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom K*

Alongside teaching mathematics, many instructors implement learning experiences oriented toward their students’ personal development. Such an approach enables student success in our classes and beyond by fostering particularly effective attitudes, mindsets, and transferable “soft skills” that rank among those most highly desired by employers. Talks focus on how presenters engage students in fostering effective mindsets and in developing transferable skills.

**Organizers:**

**Sean Droms**, *Lebanon Valley College*

**Sara Malec**, *Hood College*

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

**Prayat Poudel**, *Centre College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mathematics and Sports

*8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom B*

The expanding availability of play-by-play statistics and video-based spatial data have led to innovative mathematical research with impacts on strategy and player evaluation. Other areas of interest include ranking methods, predictive models, physics-based analysis, etc. Research presentations, expository talks, and pedagogical contributions are all welcome. Projects involving undergraduate students are particularly encouraged for submission.

**Organizers:**

**Liz Bouzarth**, *Furman University*

**Diana Cheng**, *Towson University*

**John David**, *Virginia Military Institute*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Mathematics and Sports (Sports SIGMAA)**

### Panel Session

#### Best Practices in Mathematics for the Health Sciences

*8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

Students preparing for careers in the Health Sciences need quantitative skills that are somewhat different from both traditional college algebra and more recently developed quantitative reasoning courses. Recently, the MAA partnered with several other groups to form a task force to address this discrepancy. This session will focus on the work of that group, as well as best practices in curriculum and pedagogy for math for the Health Sciences.

**Organizers:**

**Kira Hamman**, *Penn State Mont Alto*

**Daniel Ozimek**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Panelists:**

**Andrew Baxter**, *Penn State University Park*

**Glenn Murphy**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Joan Zoellner**, *Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin*

### Poster Session

#### PIC Math Showcase

*8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom E & F*

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. - 1:30 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session (Grand Ballroom F)

**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)**

### Workshop

#### Multiple Representations, Connections and Technology

*8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

Engage in real-world data collection, create dynamic mathematical representations to connect and build mathematical understanding. This session focuses on geometry and algebra content using ClassPad.net (FREE dynamic math web-based software). Create tables, graphs, constructions, calculations, record observations, and make conjectures, all in one place. This is a hands-on math with technology workshop - bring your mobile devices!

**Organizer:**

**Karen M. Greenhaus**, *Drexel University*

### Invited Address

#### Christine Darden Lecture

##### The Road to 2002 Sonic Boom Demonstrator

*9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Christine Darden**, *Retired from NASA Langley Research Center*

I will open the lecture with some explanation of my childhood, my elementary school education in a segregated school that taught no higher mathematics classes than Algebra and Plane Geometry, and my experience in Plane Geometry during 11th grade at a boarding school that also taught no higher math class. During that 11th grade experience, I fell in love with the class and decided that I wanted to be a mathematician. After high school graduation, I enrolled in a college where all of the students who were planning to become mathematicians had taken Calculus and Trigonometry in high school. I will then share how 5 years after graduating with a B.S. Degree in Math and Physics Education and after having taught high school mathematics & physics for 2 years and having earned a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, I was hired by NASA as a Data Analyst (Computer) where I worked for 5 years supporting Engineers in the Apollo Program.The year was now 1972 and the United States has just cancelled its Commercial Supersonic Transport Program because of the noise of the sonic boom. I was transferred to a section created to work on the softening of the sonic boom of a supersonic airplane. I will then explain the process of the sonic boom work that resulted in a demonstration of the softened sonic boom.

### Panel Session

#### NSF S-STEM Initiatives with Mathematics Connections

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202B*

The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Program funds initiatives that seek to increase the number of low-income academically talented STEM students entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; improve their education; and generate knowledge to advance understanding of how interventions or evidence-based curricular/co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation of low-income students in STEM. This session will feature S-STEM projects led by members of SIG S-STEM, a newly-created support group for PIs of S-STEM grants with mathematics connections. We will share successes, lessons learned, and future plans, and will answer questions from future PIs considering or planning to submit an S-STEM or other NSF grant proposal to support students.

**Organizers:**

**Perla Myers**, *University of San Diego*

**Oscar Vega**, *California State University, Fresno*

**Panelists:**

**Rebekah Dupont**, *Augsburg University*

**Yu-Ju Kuo**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

**Ileana Vasu**, *Holyoke Community College*

**Jane Friedman**, *University of San Diego*

**Karen Keene**, *National Science Foundation*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 3. Getting Started with Mastery Grading, Part B

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

In a mastery grading system, students’ grades are based on their ability to demonstrate mastery of a well-defined list of learning objectives. We will describe the key components of a mastery grading system, highlighting how such a system supports the student learning cycle. Participants will have the opportunity to begin to craft mastery grading components for their own courses.

**Organizer:**

**Rachel Weir**, *Allegheny College*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 10. Experiences in Teaching Introductory Data Science to Math Majors, Part B

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

Participants in this minicourse will be exposed to topics covered in the introductory data science course at Winona State University. A three-prong pedagogical approach is used in teaching this course (i.e., hands-on activity -> non-programming software -> writing code). Participants of this minicourse will be asked to engage in all three components of this pedagogy using a variety of tasks that can easily be implemented into existing courses.

**Organizer:**

**Christopher J. Malone**, *Winona State University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA Stat Ed and ASA-MAA Joint Committee**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 12. Liberal Arts Math, Quantitative Literacy, College Algebra/Precalculus: A Novel Hybrid Curriculum, Part B

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

We discuss a course for students who must fulfill a mathematics requirement but are not planning to take calculus or more advanced subjects. This novel approach combines desirable features from standard offerings for such students. Difference equation models with evident significance lead to standard precalculus topics such as linear and exponential functions, while emphasizing modeling methods. Pedagogy (e.g., technology) will also be discussed.

**Organizers:**

**Dan Kalman**, *American University*

**Sacha Forgoston**, *Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*

### Workshop

#### Justice for All: Women, Mathematics, and Social Justice

*9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

Recent work by many exceptional women has brought the powerful tools of mathematics to bear on problems of social justice. In this hands-on workshop, women involved in math for social justice will introduce participants to ideas for including these topics in their classroom or scholarship practices. The primary target audience is women in the mathematical sciences, but everyone, including students, is welcome.

**Organizers:**

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

**Shanna Dobson**, *California State University, Los Angeles*

**Janet Fierson**, *La Salle University*

**Emelie Kenney**, *Siena College*

**Cassie Williams**, *James Madison University*

**Sponsor: AWM Committee on MathFest**

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Lecture III

*10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Jordan Ellenberg**, *University of Wisconsin-Madison*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Julia Robinson Math Festival

*10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 1&2*

Come play with mathematics! A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is a non-competitive after-school event for pre-college students. (But adults enjoy them as well.) We will meet in Franklin 1&2 between 12 and 2 PM. Tables will be set up, with a game, puzzle, or problem set at each table, and also a facilitator who is familiar with the activity. You can choose your activity, stay as long as you want, and move to another activity whenever you like. Activities are low-threshold, high-ceiling. They often begin with simple tasks requiring no background, but develop into sophisticated mathematical investigations. We would like to help you organize a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in your own locality. Our support services are offered free of charge. For more information, see www.jrmf.org.

**Organizer:**

**Mark Saul**, *Executive Director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF)*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### USA Problem Solving Competition

*10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 401 & 402*

This event is the finals of The Problem Solving Competition. Universities and colleges that participate monthly on their own campuses by holding problem solving contests are invited to send a contestant. Each contestant will be required to solve a series of mathematical problems. Based upon the outcome, a champion along with second through sixth place winners will be named.

**Organizer:**

**Richard Neal**, *The American Society for Mathematics (ASFM)*

### Invited Address

#### MAA Invited Address

##### Lecture Title and Abstract TBA

*11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Po-Shen Loh**, *Carnegie Melon University*

### Poster Session

#### MAA Contributed Poster Sessions, Session III

*12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon F*

The MAA is pleased to continue with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS) at MathFest 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. The overwhelming consensus among organizers and participants is that poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity to share participants’ work, to network with attendees who share interests with the presenters, and to learn from the attendees. Our goal is to leverage the poster session format to increase engagement between presenters and their audience. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting, each rotation will last 45 minutes, 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.

Submitting an abstract for the poster session in the areas of mathematics, pedagogy, and undergraduate mathematics curriculum is no different than submitting an abstract for the contributed paper session. To submit an abstract for MAA MathFest 2020 go to www.maa.org/mathfest/abstracts and follow the instructions found there. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2020. Early submissions are encouraged. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to place it in one of the following categories:

- Assessment
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics
- Mathematics and Technology
- Mentoring
- Modeling and Applications
- Outreach
- Teaching and Learning Advanced Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Calculus
- Teaching and Learning Developmental Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Introductory Mathematics
- Teaching and Learning Other Mathematics
- Algebra
- Analysis
- Applied Mathematics
- Geometr
- Graph Theory
- Linear Algebra
- Logic and Foundations
- Number Theory
- Probability and Statistics
- Other than the above

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.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Mathematics for Data Science

*1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom C*

Analyzing complex data requires both a strong theoretical foundation and applied data science skills to ensure that data is used responsibly and ethically. However, many definitions of data science focus only on the intersection of statistics and computer science, without any focus on what mathematical skills are needed to be a successful data scientist. As the mathematics community continues to grapple with the field of data science, educators are producing recommendations on data science curriculum and how to best prepare the future data scientist workforce. Therefore, it is crucial to consider the role of mathematics in the data science curriculum, and how to broaden access to data science career paths for mathematics students.

This session features leaders in the intersection of mathematics and data science who will discuss the role of mathematics in data science, in many different forms. This session is formatted as talks from six experts in the applications of mathematics in data science. The session will appeal to any MathFest attendees interested in strengthening skills needed for data science, understanding the applications of mathematics to data science, or pathways into data science careers.

**Organizer:**

**Alana Unfried**, *California State Monterey Bay*

##### The Convergence of Multiple Traditional Disciplines Catalyze the Field of Data Science

*1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.*

**Talitha Washington**, *Howard University*

**Erick Jones**, *University of Texas at Arlington*

##### When Life is Linear: Data Science and Linear Algebra

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Tim Chartier**, *Davidson College*

##### Machine Learning Analysis for Fulfillment of Per Diem Nurse Shifts

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Semere Habtemicael**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### Preparing for Data Science: A Math Educator and Industry Scientist Perspective

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Elin Farnell**, *Amazon Web Services*

##### Underneath the Hood: Teaching the Theory and Practice of Optimization for Data Science

*3:00 p.m.- 3:20 p.m.*

**Emily Evans**, *Brigham Young University*

##### The Necessity of a Math for Data Science Course

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Chris Malone**, *Winona State University*

**Todd Iverson**, *Winona State University*

**Brant Deppa**, *Winona State University*

**Lee Windsperger**, *Winona State University*

**Aaron Wangberg**, *Winona State University*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Current Research in Math Biology

*1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom D*

Mathematical biology investigates biological phenomena using mathematical techniques. This encourages collaborations between mathematicians and biologists, requiring mathematicians to learn relevant biology before applying mathematical techniques to the problem. Research in this area illustrates how biology and mathematics can work together to advance both fields. In this session, we showcase current research in mathematical biology, with an undergraduate audience in mind.

With a wide variety of biological applications and mathematical techniques that can be applied to investigate biological research questions, our session will demonstrate the breadth of this research area for undergraduates and other interested researchers.

**Organizer:**

**Rebecca A. Everett**, *Haverford College*

**Nicholas A. Battista**, *The College of New Jersey*

##### Integrating Disease and Ecosystem Ecology using Mathematical Models

*1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.*

**Rebecca Everett**, *Haverford College*

##### Social Organization and its Effects on Disease Spread

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Shelby Wilson**, *University of Maryland*

##### Non-Exponentially Distributed Infection and Treatment Stages in a VectorBorne Disease Model

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Miranda Teboh Ewungkem**, *Lehigh University*

##### Exploring the Predictive Abilities of a Mathematical Oncology Model

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Jana Gevertz**, *The College of New Jersey*

##### Using Mutual Information to Select Optimal Data Collection Times for Tumor Model Calibration

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Allison Lewis**, *Lafayette College*

##### A Comprehensive Approach Toward Reproductive Phenotype Discovery

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Erica Graham**, *Bryn Mawr College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Improving Success in College Mathematics Courses

*1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom I*

Many faculty in higher education have experienced their students struggle with mathematics skills that should have been mastered earlier. In this session, we will consider how to address the challenges that faculty face in teaching mathematics to an under-prepared audience, share strategies for strengthening skills and fostering interest in mathematics, and explore solutions for improving success in college mathematics courses. In particular, we will explore the innovations in the co-requisite model in developmental mathematics education, and share class and programmatic structures utilized to support STEM Pathways.

**Organizers:**

**Daniel A. Daly**, *Southeast Missouri State University*

**Haohao Wang**, *Southeast Missouri State University*

**Mary M. Legner**, *Riverside City College*

**Gregory D. Foley**, *Ohio University*

**Katherine J. Mawhinney**, *Appalachian State University*

**Katrina Palmer**, *Appalachian State University*

**Melissa Reid**, *Rowan-Cabarrus Community College*

### Workshop

#### Quantitative Reasoning in Nursing Practice: A Framework and Resources for Creating Engaging Tasks

*1:00 p..m. - 2:20 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 202A*

A national task force seeking to improve quantitative education practices for nurses has advocated for integrating the complexities of nursing practice into mathematics instruction. Consistent with these efforts and recent recommendations from an interdisciplinary convening of leaders, this workshop will engage participants in authentic nursing tasks that can be modified for traditional and online Quantitative Reasoning courses for all learners.

**Organizers:**

**Daniel Ozimek**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Glenn Murphy**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Gayle Watson**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Joan Zoellner**, *The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 2. Teaching Introductory Statistics: Focus on Concepts and Data, Part B

*1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 4*

This minicourse provides hands-on activities, practical advice, and assessment strategies for teaching introductory statistics based on the American Statistical Association’s recommendations. These recommendations call for emphasizing statistical thinking and conceptual understanding, implementing active learning with interactive software, using real data from genuine studies, and including assessments that promote student learning.

**Organizers:**

**Allan Rossman**, *Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo*

**Beth Chance**, *Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 7. Game Theoretic Modeling for Math Majors, Part B

*1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3*

This minicourse introduces some game theoretic tools (utility functions, strategic games of complete and incomplete information, and coalition games) and their application to economic, political, and biological scenarios. Along the way, participants will engage in games (perhaps winning some money or other prizes!) and discover some ways to incorporate activities and content into their own courses in game theory, modeling, or calculus.

**Organizers:**

**David Housman**, *Goshen College*

**Richard Gillman**, *Valparaiso University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 9. Mathematics for Social Justice, Part B

*1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 13*

How can mathematics faculty foster critical thinking and empower students to analyze social justice issues? This session provides examples of applications of mathematics and statistics to real-world issues, such as racial profiling, environmental justice, and more. Participants will be able to incorporate examples and projects into a variety of courses and approach developing their own; beginners and experts are welcome.

**Organizers:**

**Lily Khadjavi**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Maria Mercedes Franco**, *Queensborough Community College (CUNY)*

**Sponsor: MAA Project NExT**

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Business Meeting

*1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 202B*

The meeting is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and is chaired by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Read the Masters Session: Cauchy’s *Calcul Infinitésimal*

*1:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon K*

Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857) is well known for having promoted the notion of limit as a foundation for analytic concepts like continuity and the derivative through his lectures to students at the École Polytechnique in Paris in the 1810s and 1820s. These lecture notes were published in 1823, and a full English translation has just appeared, granting readers of English greater access to the work. At this event, a brief introductory talk about Cauchy’s legacy will precede an open reading session of a portion of these lecture notes (in English translation) by attendees in small groups, followed by a general discussion. **No experience with the history of mathematics is required.**

**Organizers:**

**Erik Tou**, *University of Washington Tacoma*

**Daniel Otero**, *Xavier University*

**Lawrence D'Antonio**, *Ramapo College*

**Robert Bradley**, *Adelphi University*

**Amy Shell-Gellasch**, *Eastern Michigan University*

**Sponsors:**

**Euler Society**

**ORESME**

**SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HoM SIGMAA)**

**ARITHMOS**

**TRIUMPHS**

### Invited Address

#### Martin Gardner Lecture

##### Surprising Discoveries by Three Amateur Mathematicians

*2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G&H*

**Doris Schattschneider**, *Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Moravian College*

It is amazing how intense curiosity and ingenuity can propel persons with little or no higher mathematical training to investigate mathematical problems and make surprising discoveries. Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), a failure at school mathematics, found answers to the question “Characterize shapes that will tile the plane in such a way that every tile is surrounded in the same manner.” American homemaker Marjorie Rice (1923-2017), not allowed any math beyond a high school general math course, found new answers to the question “Characterize convex pentagons that can tile the plane.” And Dutch sculptor Rinus Roelofs (b. 1954), with an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and a degree from AKI School of Arts, discovered a new infinite family of uniform polyhedra through sculptural exploration. This lecture will give glimpses of how these three each asked and answered mathematical questions in their own unique way.

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Backgammon

*3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 401& 402*

**Organizer:**

**Art Benjamin**, *Harvey Mudd College*