The Mathematical Association of America
Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section


Talks Given at Section Meetings, 2007-present


Section Meeting 178: Roanoke College, April 13-14, 2007
Invited Addresses
  1. Hat Problems
    Ezra (Bud) Brown, Virginia Tech
  2. My favorite elliptic curve
    Garikai Campbell, Swarthmore College
  3. The Monty Hall Problem Revisited
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
Workshop
    A bunch of questions I can't answer about the game of Hex
    Garikai Campbell, Swarthmore College
Papers
  1. Does XxY homeomorphic to XxZ imply Y homeomorphic to Z? — A Survey
    Marshall M. Cohen, Morgan State Univ.
  2. Arithmetic Combinations
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  3. Using the Bootstrap to Learn Applied Statistics
    Jeffrey L. Spielman, Roanoke College
  4. Using Tornadoes to Prove Regularity for PDEs
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  5. Development of a Freshman Mathematical Modeling Course for majors in Applied Mathematics
    Robert Bennell, Virginia Military Institute
  6. Calculus at Roanoke College: Reading, Writing, and Clicking
    Chris Lee, Jan Minton, Roland Minton, and Jeff Spielman, Roanoke College
  7. Tensor Product and Quasi-Positive Definite Operators
    Dipa Choudhury, Loyola College in Maryland
  8. The day I learned to shut up and let my students talk
    David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Finite Mathematics with Excel: Does it make a difference?
    Ahlam Tannouri, Morgan State University
  10. From Random Matrices to Stochastic Operators
    Brian Sutton, Randolph-Macon College
  11. The Tourist Game
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  12. Exploring Loci in Geometry
    Owen Byer and Deirdre Smeltzer, Eastern Mennonite University
  13. Solving Some 7th-degree Equations Using Dominoes
    James V. Blowers, Retired US Army
  14. The Extended Euclidean Algorithm
    Bill Wardlaw, U. S. Naval Academy
  15. Odds and Ends in Statistics
    Kane Nashimoto, James Madison University
Student Papers
  1. Mutual Orthogonality and Minimal Generating Conditions of Gerechte Designs
    Laurel Booth, James Madison University
  2. Overcoming Math Anxiety at the Middle School Level
    Kendra Hildreth, St. Mary's College of MD
  3. Got Baggage? An approach to solving the airplane boarding time problem. (COMAP Meritorious)
    Jonathan Celso, Loyola College in Maryland
  4. Sudokus or Pseudo Clues?
    Jessica Kline, Virginia Tech
  5. Salary Determination and Discrimination in the NHL
    Jonathan Celso, Loyola College in Maryland
  6. Power to the People: Solving the Problem of Gerrymandering (COMAP Meritorious)
    Allison Johnson, Benjamin Leard, and Megan Mifflin, James Madison University
  7. Latin Squares, Tilings, and Overlap-Free Sequences
    Rob Tompkins, Virginia Tech
  8. The Aeroacoustics of 3D Coanda Jet Flows
    Jason Fox, James Madison University
  9. Preventing Gerrymandering: the Unit-Based Shortest Splitline Algorithm (COMAP Meritorious)
    Mike Pohl and Victor Fedorov, University of Richmond
  10. Polynomial Parameterizations of Topological Knots
    Katherine Toman, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  11. Continuous Mathematical Models of Red Blood Cell Production
    Nakeya D. Williams, Morgan State University
  12. Simulated Annealing as a Flexible Tool for Refined Districting
    Kihyuk Hong, Henry Pao, and Kartik Trehan, Johns Hopkins University (COMAP Honorable Mention)
  13. Grid Colorings: The Even Distribution Conjecture
    Brett Jefferson, Morgan State University
  14. Cevian Algebra
    Salem Abadi, Virginia State University
Student Poster Session
  1. Shackled Nim
    Zack Johnson, Longwood University
  2. Pre-processing Techniques in cDNA Microarray Data, Ashley Swandby
    Longwood University
  3. Polynomial Parameterizations of Topological Knots, Katherine Toman
    St. Mary's College of Maryland

Section Meeting 179: Anne Arundel Community College, November 9-10, 2007
Invited Addresses
  1. Five Pearls of Euler
    Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University
  2. An Euler Trifecta
    William Dunham, Muhlenberg College
  3. Leonard Euler: The Second St. Petersburg Period
    Ron Calinger, Catholic University of America
Workshop
    Teaching a Galois Theory for Undergraduates
    John Swallow, Davidson College
Slide show
    Breathing Euler's Air: The excitement of exploring Leonhard Euler's life and work on the MAA's 2007 Tour Commemorating his 300th birthday
    Victor and Phyllis Katz, University of the District of Columbia
Papers
  1. Multiple Zeta Values: From Euler to the Present
    Michael Hoffman, U. S. Naval Academy
  2. The Naive Chain Rule
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  3. Checkers is a Tie Game: Anatomy of a Computer Proof
    James Case
  4. Beyond Liberal Arts Math: A Math-Art Seminar for Advanced Majors
    Elizabeth Theta Brown, James Madison University
  5. Euler's History of Harmony as Developed in "Tentamen novae theoriae musicae"
    Ilhan Izmirli, American University
  6. Monstrous Moonshine
    George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
  7. Time scale, a bridge between differential and difference equations
    Fei Xue, Lynchburg College
  8. Bernstein Inequality for subclasses of Polynomials of Degree 2
    Andrea Sims, Virginia State University
  9. Teaching Math and Art: Come share your ideas!
    Jan Minton, Roanoke College
  10. Teaching Tips & Memory Hints
    Alexander Bathula, Montgomery College (Rockville)
  11. More Names of (7,3,1)
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  12. Rank One Convexity and Quasiconvexity with Linear Constraints
    Daniel Vasiliu, Christopher Newport University
  13. Bernstein Inequality for Self- Reciprocal Polynomials of Degree 2
    Mervin Woodlin, Virginia State University
  14. Building blocks to elementary statistics
    Francoise Marchat, James Madison University
  15. Remediation Up in MD & 2004 MD/DC/VA SECTION Statement
    Jerome Dancis, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  16. Matrices over Finite Fields
    William P. Wardlaw, U. S. Naval Academy
  17. Arabic Contributions to Cryptography
    Marina Vulis, The University of New Haven
  18. Maxwell's Equations in Liquid Crystals
    Aurelia Minut, US Naval Academy
  19. Euler, Dilog, and the Basel Problem, Part 1
    Dan Kalman, American University
  20. A Knack for NAC? Numeracy Across the Curriculum
    Harel Barzilai, Salisbury University
  21. The Skolem Problem for 2x2 Matrices
    Jody Lockhart, U. S. Naval Academy
  22. How the ancients summed it
    Chiru Bhattacharya, Randolph-Macon College
  23. Euler, Dilog, and the Basel Problem, Part 2
    Dan Kalman, American University

Section Meeting 180: James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, April 5-6, 2008
Invited Addresses
  1. Mathemagics!
    Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
  2. Combinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for)
    Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
  3. The Geometries of Escher
    Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Workshop
    Math Meets Reality — Realizing Some Mathematical Ideas in Knitting
    Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University
Art Exhibit:
    Organic Geometry
    Judy Townsend, Advance Mills, Virginia
Banquet Slideshow:
    Some Images of Mathematical Art
    Elizabeth Theta Brown, James Madison University
Papers
  1. Elliptic curves across the curriculum
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  2. Simple Lie and associative deep matrix algebras
    Chris Kennedy, Christopher Newport University
  3. Representing the projectively polynomial functions analytically within the classical algebra of formal power series
    G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
  4. Mathematics and Democracy: A quantitative and political literacy course
    Kira Hamman, Penn State Mont Alto
  5. Mathematical Modeling: Monte-Carlo simulation
    Ahlam Tannouri, Morgan State Univ.
  6. Analytic functions and intial value ODE's
    James Sochacki, James Madison University
  7. Focus on National Meetings: Your opinion wanted
    Betty Mayfield, Hood College
  8. Non-commutative cryptography
    Yesem Kurt, Randolph College
  9. The Lagrange multiplier rule as seen by linear eyes
    Robert Sachs, George Mason University
  10. Self-similarity in origami crease patterns
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  11. Constant rank linear combinations of matrices
    Daniel Vasiliu, Christopher Newport University
  12. Uniqueness implies existence for various classes of boundary value problems
    Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
  13. Beauty in Motion — Dynamic visualization with Mathematica
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  14. On matrix representation of linear transformations
    Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
  15. Integral approximations to pi with nonnegative integrands
    Stephen Lucas, James Madison University
  16. Hardy, Littlewood and golf
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  17. Computer-Assisted Visualization of Complex Functions with Stereo Pairs
    Jack Pace, Southern Polytechnic State University
  18. Project Math QUEST: Classroom voting in collegiate mathematics courses
    Ann Stewart, Hood College
  19. A survey of mathematical art
    E. T. Brown, James Madison University
Student Papers
  1. Graphing Goldbach
    Douglas Fordham, James Madison University
  2. What about the cubic?
    Erin Casey, Randolph-Macon College
  3. Bernstein inequality for subclasses of polynomials of degree 2
    Andrea Sims, Virginia State University
  4. Child's Play: A brief history of Fermat's last theorem
    Kaitlin Long, Randolph-Macon College
  5. Ode to Sudoku
    Jorge Bruno, Matthew DiGiosaffatte and Benjamin Leard, James Madison University (COMAP team)
  6. Bernstein inequality for self-reciprocal polynomials of degree 2
    Mervin Woodlin, Virginia State University
  7. Rhetoric and Mathematics: Reviving the exploration of a transdisciplinary bridge
    Brandon Strawn, James Madison University
  8. LC Loops and quasigroups
    Elizabeth Hargraves, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Applied cryptography and steganography
    Jamey Szalay, James Madison University
  10. Minimizing the expected value of the variance of the X-interpcept in LS regression
    Andrew Chang, James Madison University
  11. Game Theory: Enumerating payoffs to determine the optimal course of action within role playing video games
    Charles Tannouri, Johns Hopkins University
  12. n-Paper-Scissors: rock-paper-scissors as vectors
    Dan Simonsan, James Madison University
  13. Applied multivariate statistical methods for assessing and improving health care systems
    Victoria Ellison, Allison Fusco and Jefferson Livermon, James Madison University (COMAP TEAM)
  14. Modular origami and the trefoil knot
    Amy Winslow, Randolph-Macon College
  15. Optimal Energy Allocation Strategy for Multiple Constrained Resources with Overlapping Generations
    Deena Hannoun and Leslie Hindman, James Madison University

Section Meeting 181: Hood College, November 7-8, 2008
Invited Addresses
  1. Tales from the Crypt: Anecdotes from the Annals of Cryptology
    Robert Lewand, Goucher College
  2. Chaos in the Classroom
    Bob Devaney, Boston University
  3. A Slot Machine, a Test Tube, and the Timing of Evolutionary Changes
    Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
Workshop
    Abstract Algebra Meets Fractal Geometry
    Mike Bardzell, Salisbury University
Papers
  1. Reconstructing Hyperplane Arrangements
    William Traves, U.S. Naval Academy
  2. Extremely Villainous Graph Colorings
    Robert Rubalcaba, Department of Defense
  3. Counting in Messy Polynomial Rings, Part 1
    William Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy (retired)
  4. Properties of Midcircles
    Maurice Brown, Virginia State University
  5. Tom Kirkman and his Electric Schoolgirls
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  6. Counting in Messy Polynomial Rings, Part 2
    Jody Lockhart, U.S. Naval Academy
  7. Circle Chains
    Raymond Fletcher III, Virginia State University
  8. A stability study of three numerical schemes for a skew-dominated discretized system
    McCarthy Anum-Addo & Matthew Darst, George Washington University
  9. What Exactly is Haley's Contribution to Newton's Method?
    Ilhan Izmirli, American University
  10. A Mathematical Model of Canary Vocal System
    Hasan Coskun, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  11. Competition in Two-Dimensional Heterogeneous Environments
    Aurelia Minut, U.S. Naval Academy
  12. The Linear Package and its Integration into an Undergraduate Linear Algebra Course
    Don Spickler, Salisbury University
  13. The Horseshoe Map and Pulses in a PDE
    Russell Jackson, U.S. Naval Academy
  14. The Soddy Axis
    Andrea Sims, Virginia State University
  15. Topology of the Universe
    George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
  16. On the Stability Properties of a Dynamical System Associated with Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Irina Popovici, U.S. Naval Academy
  17. Putting on the PGA Tour
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  18. Common misconceptions in middle school math textbooks
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
  19. Incorporating undergraduate research into class projects
    Carla Martin, James Madison University
  20. Delaunay tessellation for the elucidation of protein structure — function relationships
    Majid Masso, George Mason University
  21. A hole through a cube
    Phillip Poplin, Longwood University
  22. The Mathematics of Free Trade
    James Case
  23. The Wheel of Time, in sand
    Roger Thelwell, James Madison University

Section Meeting 182: University of Mary Washington, April 17-18, 2009
Invited Addresses
  1. What I've Learned in 18+ Months on the Job
    Robert Vallin, Slippery Rock University, MAA Associate Director for Student Activities
  2. The Geometry of 2x2 Matrices
    William Goldman, University of Maryland
  3. The Cointreau Caviar Conundrum
    Katherine Socha, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Workshop
    Geogebra
    Mike May, St. Louis University
Papers
  1. Computing Probability Generating Functions of Coin Flipping and Its Generalization
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  2. Sums of Reciprocals of Polynomials over the Field F2[x]
    Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University
  3. Taylor Series Without High Order Differentiation
    Stephen Lucas, James Madison University
  4. Fast Solvers for Models of Fluid Flow
    P. Aaron Lott, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Thurston's Conjecture — Topology Change and the Universe
    George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
  6. Applications of the Central Limit Theorem
    Owen Byer, Eastern Mennonite University
  7. On the Intersection of Domination and Experimental Mathematics
    Robert Rubalcaba, Department of Defense
  8. A Mathematical Consideration of the Single Pendulum
    James Sochacki, James Madison University
  9. Topological Consequences of an Algebraic Representation for P
    G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
  10. On the summation of subseries in closed form
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  11. Tom Kirkman and his Electric Schoolgirls, Part II
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  12. Novel Pedagogical Resources Based on Protein Structure Analysis
    Majid Masso, George Mason University
  13. Simple Ciphers for Small Secrets
    William P. Wardlaw, retired
  14. Introducing Commutative Algebra to Academically Diverse Populations
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
  15. Fourier Transforms and Signal Processing: A Theme for an Applied Mathematics Course
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  16. Analyzing Self-Congruence Using Bristle Sets
    Steve Morse, retired
  17. Fractals with Google Sketchup
    B. Sidney Smith, Radford University
  18. Jump Shot Mathematics
    Howard Penn, U.S. Naval Academy
  19. A 200-Question, Campus-Wide Math Contest
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  20. A Brief History of Circle Packing
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  21. Open Discussion on College Mathematical Preparedness of High School Students, Part I
    Lee May, Salisbury University (moderator)
  22. Untangle — Knots and Games
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  23. Rating the PGA Golfers
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  24. Developing a new mathematics travel course — challenges, rewards and lessons learned
    Chiru Bhattacharya, Randolph-Macon College
  25. Barycentric Coordinates and its Application
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
Student Papers
  1. Retracts in Category Theory William Ella, University of Mary Washington
    Faculty Advisor: Randall Helmstutler
  2. Mathematical Modeling of Non-linear Amplifiers
    Robert Hembreer, Hampden-Sydney College Faculty Advisor: Marcus Pendergrass
  3. On minimizing users' cost in a public transit system
    Allison Chelsea & Hughes Arthur, Mount St. Mary's University Faculty Advisor: Luca Petrelli
  4. Designing Codes to Fit Your Needs: An Investigation Into the Construction of BCH Codes
    Jacob Farinholt, University of Mary Washington Faculty Advisor: Keith Mellinger
  5. Combinatorics of Waterfront Compositions
    David Weirich, Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty Advisor: Dante Manna
  6. F Chomp: A Variation of Chomp?
    Andrew MacLaughlin, St. Mary's College of Maryland Faculty Advisor: Alex Meadows
  7. The weight enumerator for a class of LDPC codes defined by hyperovals
    Katie L. Hunsberger, University of Mary Washington Faculty Advisor: Keith Mellinger
  8. Rules of the Road Around a Roundabout
    Toby Shearman and Patrick Lafond, Virginia Tech COMAP Advisor: Henning S. Mortveit
  9. A non-elliptical introduction to elliptic curve cryptography
    Andrew Wills, Randolph-Macon College Faculty Advisor: Adrian Rice
  10. Improved Covariance Eigenvalue Estimates and Line Estimation
    Jonathan Stallings, University of Mary Washington Faculty Advisor: Debra L. Hydorn
  11. Pseudospherical Cone Points
    Brian Tennyson, St Mary's College of Maryland Faculty Advisor: Ivan Sterling
  12. "Watts" the Deal with American Telephones?
    Michael DeWitt, Nolan Skochdopole and Aashish Gadani, Clover Hill High School COMAP Advisor: Peter Peterson
  13. The Cell Phone Revolution
    Patrick O'Neil, Evan Menchini, and Will Frey, Virginia Tech COMAP Advisor: John Rossi
Student Poster Competition
  1. Mathematics in India
    Jillian Dixon, Randolph-Macon College Faculty Advisor: Chirashree Bhattacharya
  2. A Polynomial Analogue of the Collatz Problem and its Fractal Characteristics
    Brian Kim, Marriotts Ridge High School Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Hicks (Ohio Univ.)
  3. Some New Accurate Approximations to e
    Brooke Rowe, Christopher Newport University Faculty Advisor: Hongwei Chen
  4. Audio Compression Using The Fourier Transform
    Alex Smith, Hampden-Sydney College Faculty Advisor: Marcus Pendergrass

Section Meeting 183: Goucher College, November 13-14, 2009
Invited Addresses
  1. Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step
    Tim Chartier, Davidson College
  2. Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty
    Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
  3. Provincial Polynomia: Uncommon Excursions for the Seasoned Visitor
    Dan Kalman, American University
Workshop
    Indoor Lessons from Outdoor Education
    Carla Martin, James Madison University
Panel Discussion
    Session on College Preparedness in Mathematics
    Denny Gulick, University of Maryland
    Lee May, Salisbury University
    Robert Sachs, George Mason University
Papers
  1. Interaction between multiple species in heterogeneous environments
    Aurelia Minut, US Naval Academy
  2. A Sum Theorem for (FPV) Operators and Normal Cones
    M.D. Voisei, Towson University
  3. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Mental Toughness Sport Questionnaire
    Hasan Hamdan, James Madison University
  4. The Loose Caboose: Hiding good mathematics in simple problems
    Jennifer Bergner, Salisbury University
  5. Wavelet Shrinkage
    Lynette Obiero and Brian Dadson, Virginia State University
  6. A New Connection Between the Triangles of Stirling and Pascal
    Emily Sullivan, York College of PA
  7. Create Symmetric Stiffness Matrix in Nonlinear Finite Element Method
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  8. Easy-to-use tools for online classes
    Jennifer Szczesniak, Hagerstown Community College
  9. Two Interesting Differential Equations for Upper Level Students
    James Sochacki, James Madison University
  10. Fractals from the Spectra of Cubic Graphs
    Stephen Lucas, James Madison University
  11. Defending the Roman Empire
    Robert Rubalcaba, Department of Defense
  12. Geometry of Fractal Squares
    Kristine Roinestad, Virginia Tech
  13. A Matched-Pairs Study on Interactive Computer Labs in Liberal Arts Math
    Frederick Butler, York College of Pennsylvania
  14. What Moves You: Using Legs for Vehicular Transportation
    Jonathan Graf, Towson University
  15. The Mathematics of International Trade II
    James Case
  16. Mathematical circles — what are they?
    Julia Brodsky, Art of Inquiry
  17. Attracting Math Majors
    Dave Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  18. Patterns and Fractals from a Generalized Bitwise AND
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  19. Sudoku, Graphs and Group Actions
    Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  20. Why Is PSL(2,7) Isomorphic To GL(3,2)?
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  21. Thoughts on an inquiry-based learning course in undergraduate analysis
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  22. Periodic Fractions
    James Parson, Hood College
  23. Improving the Learning of Mathematics through the Game of Chess (ILMC)
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University

Section Meeting 184: Virginia State University, April 16-17, 2010
Invited Addresses
  1. Geometric Gems
    Michael Starbird, University of Texas
  2. The Mathematics of Doodling
    Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
  3. Spinning Heads and Spinning News
    Rebecca Goldin, George Mason University
Workshop
    Using Lurch in the Clasroom
    Nathan Carter, Bentley University
Papers
  1. A new(?) geometric look at diagonalizing symmetric matrices
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  2. Perfect Polygons
    Raymond Fletcher III, Virginia State University
  3. Hidden Patterns in Functions
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  4. Teaching Lebesgue's Integral in Calculus I
    Bill Johnston, Randolph-Macon College
  5. Boolean Groebner Bases and Sudoku
    Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  6. Krush-Kuhn-Tucker Condition and Second Order Condition in Calculus
    Bing Yang, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  7. Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Its Applications
    Dianne Schmidt, Montgomery College
  8. Uniqueness of the isosceles trapezoid central configuration of the planar Newtonian four-body problem
    Zhifu Xie, Virginia State University
  9. Relatively Prime Gamma Products
    Chris Kennedy, Christopher Newport University
  10. Trajectory Controlability of Nonlinear Integro-differential System
    Dimplekumar N. Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
  11. Sources and Sinks: Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Fundamental Environmental Isues
    Harel Barzilai, Salisbury University
  12. Teaching Cryptography using Technology
    Neil Sigmon, Radford University
  13. A New Paradigm in Colaborative Textbook Writing
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  14. Unified Approach for the Inversion of Structured Matrices via Newton's Iteration
    Stephanie Nash, Virginia State University
  15. Common Core Math Standards — Some good, some bad, some importance
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
  16. Generalized Parabolas and Their Directrixes
    Daniel Joseph, Virginia Military Institute
  17. Trite Student Comments: Can We Turn Them into Teaching Opportunities?
    Ed Parker, James Madison University
  18. Rethinking Developmental Mathematics
    Barbara Franklin, Prince George's Community College
  19. Construction of Einstein Metrics on Quotient Manifolds of S3 X S5
    Lydia Kennedy, Virginia Wesleyan College
  20. Interpolation and remainders: two formulas that are realy the same
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  21. Math + Games = Fun in the Clasroom
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  22. The Coffee Mug Caustic
    James Parson, Hood College
Student Papers
  1. To the Bat-Swing: An Impulsive Approach
    Yuri Calustro, Nikole Varhegyi (COMAP team)
    Faculty Advisor: Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University
  2. A Simple Approach to Geographic Modeling: The Circle-Decay Overlay Model
    Cameron Auker, Nathan Parr, Douglas Vermilya (COMAP team)
    Faculty Advisor: Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  3. Intersecting Cylinders at Arbitrary Angles
    Yuri Calustro Faculty Advisor: Phillip Poplin, Longwood University
  4. Extensions of Van der Waerden numbers to finite gap sets
    Stephen Hardy
    Faculty Advisor: Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  5. Curves on the Unit 2-Sphere with Constant Torsion
    Demetre Kazaras
    Faculty Advisor: Ivan Sterling, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. The Dynamics of Finite Celular Automata with Nul Boundary Conditions
    Catherine Walsh
    Faculty Advisor: Michael Bardzell, Salisbury University
  7. Silence of the λ's: A Geographical Model of Criminal Behavior
    Dennis Howell, Sara Miller, Patrick O'Neill (COMAP team)
    Faculty Advisor: Alexei Kolesnikov, Towson University
Student Poster Competition
  1. Your friend and Mine: The Circulant Matrix
    Cameron Atkins, Melissa Bechard, Alexander Srisuwan Faculty Advisor: Carla Martin, James Madison University
  2. Pi: The Constant that Has No Equal...Especialy 22/7
    Jason Barnes Faculty Advisor: Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
  3. Genetics with Abstract Algebra
    Bali Boule Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  4. Intersecting Cylinders at Arbitrary Angles
    Yuri Calustro Faculty Advisor: Phillip Poplin, Longwood University
  5. Stock Market Interpolation
    Kendall Davis Faculty Advisor: Mohammed Moazzam, Salisbury University
  6. Using Matrices to Represent Complex Numbers
    Reginald Ford Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  7. Matrix Exponential
    Steven Hu, Joseph Bae Faculty Advisor: Carla Martin, James Madison University
  8. How to Simultaneously Diagonalize 2 nxn Matrices
    Caitlin Johnson Faculty Advisor: Carla Martin, James Madison University
  9. To be, or not to be...Lucky
    Robert Kelvey Faculty Advisor: Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  10. Discrete Dynamical Systems focusing on Predator-Prey Relationships
    David MacDonald Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  11. Circulating Eigen-values
    Leslie Mitchell, Umut Onat, and Colleen Hogan Faculty Advisor: Carla Martin, James Madison University
  12. Math Model of Salmonela
    William R. Orndorff III Faculty Advisor: Leah Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
  13. Abstract Algebra Application: Public Key Cryptography
    Caleb Reed & Tom Schneider Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Arnold,, James Madison University
  14. Generalized Eigenvalues
    Alyssa Taylor, Ann Randolph, Jillian Alder Faculty Advisor: Carla Martin, James Madison University

Section Meeting 185: George Mason University, November 5-6, 2010
Invited Addresses
  1. Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler
    Betty Mayfield, Hood College
  2. Chaos and the Mathematics of Prediction: from Hurricanes to Climate Change
    Chris Danforth, University of Vermont
  3. The Many Masks of Matroids
    David Neel, Seattle University
Workshop
    Borges, Novels, and Maths! Oh My!
    David Neel, Seattle University
Papers
  1. A Unified Method to Sum Infinite Series
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  2. Patterns and Number Theory
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  3. Applications of Circular and Spherical Inversions
    Deirdre Smeltzer & Owen Byer, Eastern Mennonite U
  4. How do YOU solve Sudoku? A Group-Theoretic Approach to Human Solving Strategies
    Elizabeth Arnold, James Madison University
  5. Calculus I: A Paired Topic Approach
    Bryan Faulkner, Ferrum College
  6. The MTEBI for Korean Secondary Teacher Candidates
    Dohyoung Ryang, UNC at Greensboro
  7. The NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions: A New Resource for Mathematical and Physical Scientists
    Bonita Saunders, NIST
  8. Perfect Pentagons and Hexagons
    Raymond Fletcher, Virginia State University
  9. The Harmonic Series and Biconvergence: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    David Taylor, Roanoke College
  10. How is a mathematics Teacher like Bartholomew Cubbins?
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
  11. Controllability of Semilinear Impulsive Neutral Function Differential Equations with Infinite Delay
    Dimplekumar N. Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
  12. Best Approximation and Lipschitz Constant in Generalized Haar Spaces of a Tensor Product Type
    Mohammad AlQudah, Virginia Union University
  13. A Tale of Two Integrals: Why Ellipses Are Not Elliptic Curves (Part I)
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  14. Investigations in Linear Algebra and Combinatorics related to Biclique Decompositions of Graphs
    Shadiyah Mangru (Student), George Mason University
  15. A Variation in Making Sense of Variation of Parameters
    Terry Quinn, Middle Tennessee State University
    Sanjay Rai, Montgomery College, Germantown
  16. Using Regression Equations to Determine Cost Estimating Relationships for Software Development
    William Barfield, BAE Systems
  17. The Euclidean Discus Toss
    Michael Smith, Hollins University
  18. The Art of Stellation
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  19. The Distinguishing Chromatic Numbers of a Graph
    Malynda Jennings and Bobby Moore (Students), VSU
  20. CUPM: Curriculum Guide to the Major in Mathematical Sciences (Discussion — Part 1 of 2)
    Martha Siegel, Towson University
  21. The MAPLE Version of the Euclidean Discus Toss
    Olivia Berrier (Student), Hollins University
  22. Mathematics & Music: A Course for the Liberal Arts Audience
    Kurt Ludwick, Salisbury University
  23. A New Paradigm in Collaborative Textbook Writing
    Greg Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  24. CUPM: Curriculum Guide to the Major in Mathematical Sciences (Discussion — Part 2 of 2)
    Martha Siegel, Towson University

Section Meeting 186: Randolph-Macon College, April 15-16, 2011
Invited Addresses
  1. Faster, Safer, Healthier: Adventures in Operations Research
    Sommer Gentry, US Naval Academy
  2. Rubik's Cube Games on Spheres: Geometry of Spherical Orbifolds
    Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State University
  3. Everyday Questions, Not-So-Everyday Mathematics
    Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University
Workshop
    A Game Theory Approach to Quantitative Literacy
    Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University
Section NExT Lecture (open to all meeting attendees)
    How to Give a Talk
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
Papers
  1. Perfect Polygons with Irreducible Cubic Envelope
    Raymond Fletcher, Virginia State University
  2. When Harmonic meets Fibonacci
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  3. Truncated Taylor Series, Interpolation, and the Chinese Remainder Theorem
    Anna Johnston, Embedics, LCC
  4. A Tale of Two Surfaces: Why Ellipses Are Not Elliptic Curves (Part II)
    Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
  5. An Efficient Way to Generate Permutations
    Kenneth Whipple, Georgia State University (retired)
  6. Mathematica 8 for Education
    Andy Dorsett, Wolfram Research
  7. Elliptic Curves, Weierstrass, Doughnuts, and 49/20: Why Ellipses Are Not Elliptic Curves (Part III)
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  8. Expected Independence Polynomials
    Dante Manna, Virginia Wesleyan College
  9. Resolutions of Determinantal Ideals
    Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College
  10. The Viewable Sphere: Mathematics Meets Photography
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  11. How to play a game when you do not know what game you are playing
    Robb Koether, Hampden-Sydney College
  12. Cone Tipping: A Cooperative Initiative in Abstract Algebra
    Michael Smith, Hollins University
  13. The Newton Cannon Ball Problem is a Polynomial Problem
    James Sochacki, James Madison University
  14. Newton's Identities via Reverse Long Division
    Dan Kalman, American University
  15. Which Sudoku boards are essentially different?
    Rebecca Field, James Madison University
  16. Some Data Mining Cave-Ins
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  17. Discussion on Survey — Transition from k-12 to College
    Robert Sachs, George Mason University
  18. Galton Meets Bayes: Prior Beliefs Inform The Scientific Method
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  19. Math for America DC
    John Nolan, American University
  20. Modular Magic Sudoku
    John Lorch, Ball State
  21. Iterating a discontinuous function
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  22. Statistics versus Endless Algebra for Grade 12 Math
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
  23. Three chords and a circle
    Zhou Dong, Montgomery College
  24. Conformal Maps for Numerical Analysis
    Brian Sutton, Randolph-Macon College
  25. Introductory Algebra Applets with GeoGebra
    Bryan Faulkner, Ferrum College
  26. Liberal Arts Mathematics on a Logarithmic Scale
    Brian Lins, Hampden-Sydney College
Student Papers
  1. Non-repetitive Sequences and the Tower of Hanoi
    Guan Wang, Randolph College
  2. Dynamical Periodic Orbits
    Patricia Bellew, James Madison University
  3. Superbolas: Generalizing the Generalized Parabola
    Caleb Gibson, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Finding Complete Minor-Minimal Sets Using Δ-Y Moves
    James Street, Randolph-Macon College
  5. A Comparison of Two Derivations of the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
    Geoffrey Driskell, University of Mary Washington
  6. c-Dominating Sets for Families of Graphs
    Kelsie Snyder, University of Mary Washington
  7. Should I Stay or Should I Go: An Optimal Solution to the Ride and Tie Problem
    Natalie Horvath, Roanoke College
  8. Area Ratios in Euclidean Geometry
    Jessica Zlotkowski, Longwood University
  9. Application of Markov Chains to Stock Trends
    Kevin Doubleday, University of Mary Washington
  10. Universal Groebner Bases of Circulant Polynomial Systems
    Ryan Shifler, Salisbury University
  11. Mathematical and Numerical Solutions for a Heat Conduction Model
    Kathryn Christian, University of Mary Washington
  12. Dissecting Two Approaches to Energy Prices
    Andrew Snyder-Beattie, U of Mary Washington

Student Poster Session
  1. Cryptology with Mathematica
    Thawda Anug, Randolph College
  2. Investigation of the Implementation and Efficacy of Math Placement at Salisbury University
    Benjamin Duklewski, Salisbury University
  3. Sensitivity Anaylsis of the Moons of Jupiter
    Sidney Harbold, James Madison University
  4. Basic Queueing: Discrete Model of JMU's Dining Halls
    David MacDonald, James Madison University
  5. Integrating the Maxima Computer Algebra System into the Linear Package
    Amy Matonak, Salisbury University
  6. Chord Structures: An Algebraic Approach
    William Rau, James Madison University
  7. The Kimberling Shuffle: You Can't Do This With a Deck of Cards
    Benjamin Sapp, McDaniel College
  8. Graphical Recognition of Rectangular and Cylindrical Dice
    Chris Thatcher, Longwood University
  9. Epidemiological Models of Chicken Pox in the United States
    Kylie Turner, Virginia Military Institute
  10. Find Your Way Home with Matrix Decompositions
    Tian Xu, Randolph-Macon College

Section Meeting 187: Christopher Newport University, November 4-5, 2011
Invited Addresses
  1. Quasicrystals: a Mathematical Goldmine
    Marjorie Senechal, Smith College
  2. The Many Names of (7,3,1) and the Unity of Discrete Mathematics
    Ezra "Bud" Brown, Virginia Tech
  3. Exhilaration and Consternation: Adventures in Conducting Undergraduate Research
    Robin Blankenship, Morehead State University
Workshop
    Undergraduate Investigations in Graph Theory and Knot Theory
    Robin Blankenship, Morehead State University
Papers
  1. The Shape of Inner Space
    George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College (retired)
  2. Which groups have reversible PTAs?
    Chiru Bhattacharya, Randolph-Macoln College
  3. Developing Problem Solving Skills
    Keith Mellinger, University of Mary Washington
  4. Can Soap Bubbles help me clean up my Photographs?
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  5. Vector Fields and Differential Forms for Optical Design
    Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. Linear: Maxima Edition
    Don Spickler, Salisbury University
  7. Blogging for Quantitative Literacy
    Kira Hamman, Penn State Mont Alto
  8. Iterating the Complex Logarithm
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  9. Perfect Hexagons, Elementary Triangles and the Center of a Cubic Curve
    Raymond Fletcher III, Virginia State University
  10. Experimental Mathematics as a Pedagogical Tool
    Ilhan Izmirli, George Mason University
  11. Homework is Dead. Long live Homework.
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  12. Writing a Collaborative, Open Source Calculus Book
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  13. Solitaire Mancala Games
    Brant Jones, James Madison University
  14. An Applied Project for Linear Algebra Students: The Finite Element Method
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  15. A History of Math Course for Teachers
    Betty Mayfield, Hood College
  16. The Farey Approach to Elementary Number Theory
    James Parson, Hood College
  17. Guesses, Metrics and Basketball
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon College
  18. There is No Simple Group of Order __
    James Blowers, US Army CASCOM (retired)
  19. Coefficients of Waring's Problem
    Gwyneth Whieldon, Hood College
  20. A graphical Investigation of the AC Method of Factoring
    Jeffrey Steckroth, Christopher Newport University
  21. Algebra Avoidance in High School Math and Science
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
Student Papers
  1. Explanation of the Matrix Exponential
    Catherine O'Doherty, University of Mary Washington
  2. Digital Calculus
    Ashley Marzzarella, Christopher Newport University
  3. Anti-blocking Sets
    Kelly Scott, University of Mary Washington
  4. Solving for Constants of Number Derivatives on the Integers modulo n
    David Darwin, Randolph-Macon College
  5. On the Contractibility of Finite coH-Spaces
    Ryan Vaughn, University of Mary Washington

Section Meeting 188: Stevenson University, April 13-14, 2012
Invited Addresses
  1. Mathematical Recreations and the History of American Mathematics
    Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, Smithsonian Institution
  2. Cracking the Cubic: Cardano, Controversy, and Creasing
    Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount
  3. How Math Made Modern Music Mad Irrational
    David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Workshop
    Closer to Fair: Social Justice in Mathematics, Mathematics for Social Justice
    David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Papers
  1. Using Service Learning in Mathematics Courses
    Melanie Butler, Mount St. Mary's University
  2. Singular Value Decomposition and Cool Applications
    Kathryn Linehan, Montgomery College
  3. New Directions in Developmental Math
    John Hamman, Montgomery College
  4. Every Proof is a Proof by Picture (In honor of G. Edgar Parker on the occasion of his retirement.)
    David Carothers, James Madison University
  5. MAA Tensor and Dolciani Grant Programs
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
  6. Sums of eight squares, the octonions, and (7,3,1)
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  7. 16 is not enough: The minimal-clue conjecture for Sudoku
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  8. Needed courses, with Stress On Analytical Reasoning (SOAR)
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
  9. Ye Olde Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
    James Parson, Hood College
  10. Some bizarre mathematical images
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  11. Digging up the History of our Section
    Betty Mayfield, Hood College
    Jon Scott, Montgomery College
  12. APEX Calculus: A Progress Report
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  13. Correspondence Analysis
    Laxman Hegde, Frostburg State University
  14. The Impact of Post-Secondary Teaching Methods in Gen-Ed Math Courses
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
  15. Focally Reflective Curves
    Daniel Joseph, Virginia Military Institute
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  16. Occupy Phase Space: The Mathematics of Dissent and Suppression
    Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College
  17. How Does the Postal Service Sort Mail?
    Gwyneth Whieldon, Hood College
Student Papers
  1. Anamorphic Art with a Tilted Cylinder
    Angela Rose, Salisbury University
    Erika Gerhold, Salisbury University
  2. Mathematical Analysis and Synthesis of Musical Waveforms
    Ke Shang, Hampden-Sydney College
  3. Structure Constants of U(sl_2)
    Alexia Gourley, Christopher Newport University
  4. Something About Not Knowing Which Game You Are Playing
    Jared Meadows, Roanoke College
  5. Musical Rendering of Mathematical Objects
    Erik Schafer, Hampden-Sydney College
  6. Forecasting Tennis Matches Through Stochastic Markov Chains
    Roy Snyder, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Dana Savage, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  7. Geometrical Representation of Election Results
    Sophie Gorman, The Catholic University of America
  8. Non Odd-Weighted Payoffs in the Path-Guessing Game
    Jay Strosnider, Hampden-Sydney College
  9. Structure and randomness of the discrete Lambert map
    Mark Lotts, Randolph-Macon College
  10. Independence of Colorings on Graphs
    Michael Donders, McDaniel College
  11. A Stochastic Model of the Spread of Cholera
    Matthew Villemarette, Marymount University
  12. A Classification of Quadratic Rook Polynomials
    Alicia Velek, York College of Pennsylvania
    Samantha Tabackin, York College of Pennsylvania
  13. Using Celtic Artwork to Introduce Knot theory in a Secondary Ed Class
    Aaron Chotikul, Towson University
  14. A Ring of Fibonacci Numbers
    Nathan Werth, York College of Pennsylvania

Section Meeting 189: Virginia Military Institute, October 26-27, 2012
Invited Addresses
  1. Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Comes to Southwest Virginia
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
    Jan Minton, Roanoke College
  2. Quantum Information: An Ongoing Research Program with Undergraduate Students
    David Lyons, Lebanon Valley College
Workshop
    Creating Models to Explore Hyperbolic Geometry
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
    Jan Minton, Roanoke College
Invited Forum
    A Forum on the Status of Mathematics Education: A Conversation in Solutions
    Randy Cone, Virginia Military Institute
Invited Mini-Workshop
    How to Win an Election Without Really Trying
    Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College
Papers
  1. An Elementary Proof of Mean Inequalities
    Ilhan Izmirli, George Mason University
  2. How Does Applying A Constructivist Theory of Teaching Affect Student Outcomes and Attitudes in the Post-Secondary General Education Math Class?
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
  3. The Thesis that Wasn't
    Jennifer Galovich, St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict
  4. Mathematical Aspects of Electromagnetic Band Gaps
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  5. Analyzing Sets of Demazure Tableaux and their Convexity
    Matthew Willis, Hampden-Sydney College
  6. Where Did the "x" Come From?
    James Cook, Liberty University
  7. Becoming an Applied Mathematician
    Troy Siemers, Virginia Military Institute
  8. Models of Icosahedra
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  9. Puzzling Groups
    Thomas Sibley, St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict
  10. Multiple ways of Solving Higher Order Differential Equations
    Dimplekumar Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
  11. Using WeBWorK Online Assignments to Build Student Understanding
    D. Brian Walton, James Madison University
  12. The Wheels on the Bus... or What Goes Around...
    Barb Freeman, Poquoson High School
  13. The Symmetries of (7,3,1)
    Ezra "Bud" Brown, Virginia Tech
  14. An Algebra with Characteristic Dependent Associativity
    Lydia Kennedy, Virginia Wesleyan College
  15. APEX Calculus: A Progress Report
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  16. Hurrah for the Daily Quiz!
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  17. Undergraduate Explorations: Lattice Differential Equations
    Maila Brucal Hallare, Thomas Nelson Community College
  18. Graph Theory as a General Education Course
    Karin Saoub, Roanoke College
  19. Half of All 2 x 2 Real Matrices Have Real Eigenvectors
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  20. Arms Race Examples in Intro ODEs
    David Shoenthal, Longwood University
  21. Two Musical Orderings
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  22. Geometric Topology for Liberal Arts Majors
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon College
  23. What is a Berkovich Curve?
    Caroline Grant Melles, United States Naval Academy
  24. Technology in a Mathematics Classroom: Tablet PC's, Moodle Integration, and Mathematica
    Chris Lee, Roanoke College
  25. Playing at Mathematics: A Course on the Mathematics of Puzzles and Games
    Wayne Dymacek, Washington and Lee University
  26. History the Hood Way
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Hood College
  27. Suborders of Quadratic Polynomials Modulo Primes
    Larry Lehman, University of Mary Washington
  28. Mathematics in Call of Duty: Black Ops?
    Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College
Student Papers
  1. Constructive Proof of the Cubic Case of Kronecker-Weber
    Michael Mudarri, Hood College
  2. Properties of Polynomials with Closed Lill-paths
    Mark Verdi, American University
  3. Translates of Perfect Polygons and Geometric Triple Systems
    April-Nicole Smith, Virginia State University
    Dustin Robinson, Virginia State University
  4. Midsets of Perfect Polygons as Geometric Triple Systems
    Carson Wang, University of Virginia
    Hope Gibbs, Virginia State University
  5. A Concurrency of Five Lines
    Minh Nguyen, Liberty University

Section Meeting 190: Salisbury University, April 12-13, 2013
Invited Addresses
  1. Knights, Knaves, Normals, and My Nephew
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  2. Proving the Impossible
    John Hamman, Montgomery College
  3. Surviving an Outbreak of Zombiism
    Robert Allen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Workshop
    Teaching with Classroom Voting and Clickers
    Jean McGivney-Burelle, University of Hartford
    Ann Stewart, Hood College
Papers
  1. Building a Community: The American Mathematics Competitions
    Randy Cone, Virginia Military Institute
    Jon Scott, Montgomery College
  2. Some Different Applications of Logarithms
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  3. African-Americans in Mathematics: Geniuses Lost in the Shuffle
    Madelyn Windley, George Washington University
  4. Mathematical Modeling for the (Mathematically) Faint of Heart
    Jennifer Galovich, St. John's University and Virginia Tech
  5. Building a Community: A Panel Discussion
    Randy Cone, Virginia Military Institute
    Jon Scott, Montgomery College
  6. Leveraging NOVA and BBC-produced Popular Math Videos into the History of Math Curriculum to Enhance Accessibility and Student Engagement
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
  7. Nonlinearity in Fiber Bragg Gratings
    Aurelia Minut, United States Naval Academy
  8. A Time Control Scheme for Richards' Equation
    Godfred Yamoah, Norfolk State University
  9. Using Online Discussion Forums to Enhance Student Engagement
    Tauqir Bibi, South University
  10. Meta-Walk: A Journey of Discovery and Rediscovery
    Cherng-Tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  11. DLMF Live! Tables: NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions Tables Project
    Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Bruce Miller, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Marjorie McClain, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Daniel Lozier, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  12. The Utility and Practice of the Daily Quiz
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  13. When is a Cube like a Tetrahedron?
    Thomas Sibley, St. John's University and College of St. Benedict
  14. Computational Modeling of Photonic Crystal Band Gap Fibers
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  15. APEX Calculus: The Open Source Calculus Textbook Project
    Greg Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  16. From Points of Inflection to Bones of Contention: The Birth of Finite Geometries, Block Designs, and Normed Algebras
    Ezra "Bud" Brown, Virginia Tech
  17. H-linked Graphs with Prescribed Length
    Alexander Halperin, Lehigh University
  18. Further Explorations in Counting and Divisibility for Undergraduate Mathematics
    Jathan Austin, Salisbury University
  19. Primes in Iterations of zd + c
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  20. Commutativity and Collinearity: A Fundamental Connection Between Pappus and Diophantus
    Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
  21. Application of Geometric Series to Financial Problems
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  22. When a Number System Loses Uniqueness: The Case of the Maya
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Hood College
  23. Beyond BC Calculus: An Inquiry-Driven Calculus Enrichment Course
    Robert Sachs, George Mason University
  24. Geometry of Discrete Curves, Part II
    Ivan Sterling, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  25. Eigentriads — A Musical Offering
    Keith Mellinger, University of Mary Washington
  26. Wittgenstein was a Social Constructivist
    Ilhan Izmirli, George Mason University
  27. e in a Box of Cereal
    Brian Lins, Hampden-Sydney College
  28. Geometry of Discrete Curves, Part III: Geometric Splining
    Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Student Papers
  1. Modeling the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
    Michael Ladas, Montgomery College
  2. A Different Type of Polygon
    Joshua Kaminsky, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  3. What do Math and LEGOs Have in Common?
    Carrie Winterer, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  4. Finding a Mirror and Projection in Mathematical Imaging
    Caroline VanBlargan, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  5. Pebbling Samurai Sudoku and Chessboard Graphs
    Lisa Borum, Randolph-Macon College
  6. Population Dynamics Model with Logistic Growth, Weak Allee Effect, and Grazing on an Interior Patch
    Anna Tuck, UNC-Greensboro
  7. Constructing Hedgeworms: A Union of Line Segments through each Point of Concave Curve with Hausdorff Dimension One
    Eleanor Hankins, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  8. Situation Theory and Mathematical Modeling for Strategic Freshwater Management
    Greg Gibbons, Virginia Military Institute
    Alex Lin, Virginia Military Institute
    Narathip Khanhansuk, Virginia Military Institute
  9. Surviving an Outbreak of Zombie Dice: An Optimal Play Strategy
    Heather Cook, Roanoke College
  10. Geometry of Discrete Curves, Part I
    Dan Carroll, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  11. Functional Dependence Between Boolean Variables
    Meg Protzman, McDaniel College
  12. Existence of Geometric Triple Systems
    Kristin Strand, Virginia State University
  13. Graphs from Beyond the Grave: A Self-Stabilizing Algorithm for Double Domination
    Traymon Beavers, James Madison University
  14. Monster Math Club
    Sara Brooks, Christopher Newport University
    Ashley Marzzarella, Christopher Newport University
    Alyssa Walzak, Christopher Newport University
    Gretchen Jewell, Christopher Newport University
  15. Deflection of a Beam
    Michael Varghese, Montgomery College

Section Meeting 191: Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University, November 1-2, 2013
Invited Addresses
  1. The Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery of Martin Gardner
    Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College and American University
  2. Snowflakes, Balloons, and the Cardiovascular System
    Lorena Bociu, North Carolina State University
  3. Commutativity and Collinearity: A Fundamental Connection Between Pappus and Diophantus
    Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
Workshop
    A Beginner's Guide to Teaching a History of Math Course
    Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College & Smithsonian National
Papers
  1. Mathematical Theory of Error Detection and Error Correction Codes
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  2. Abstract Number Theory
    James Cook, Liberty University
  3. An Expository Proof of Bezout's Theorem
    John McGee, Radford University
  4. The AMC5: An Initiative by the MAA MD-DC-VA Section
    Randall Cone, Virginia Military Institute
  5. Connections Between Hamming Codes over q-element Fields and Singer Block Designs
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  6. Roll Your Own Quartic Formula
    James Parson, Hood College
  7. An Adaptive Scheme for Flow in Porous Media
    Godfred Yamoah, Norfolk State University
  8. Creative Approaches to Teaching Discrete Mathematics
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  9. Formulas, Skeletons, and Halloween!
    Tauqir Bibi, South University
  10. Tracking the Mailman, An Adventure in Graph Theory
    James Blowers, Retired (US Army CASCOM)
  11. On a Formula of Liouville Type for the Quadratic Form x2 +2y2 +2z2 +4w2
    Cherng-Tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  12. Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
    Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College and American University
  13. An Arithmetic View of a Classical Calculus Problem
    Larry Lehman, University of Mary Washington
  14. The Celestial Element Method: Finding Polynomial Roots in 18th Century Japan
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon College
  15. Poincaré-Betti Series of Monomial Quotient Rings
    Gwyneth Whieldon, Hood College
  16. JMU 3-SPACE: 3D Printing in the Classroom
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  17. Comparing Pairwise and Election Outcomes
    Victoria Powers, NSF and Emory University
    Mari Castle, Kennesaw State University
  18. Approximating Continuous Functions with Scattered Translates of the General Multiquadratic
    Jeff Ledford, Virginia Commonwealth University
  19. The Affine Symmetric Group
    Brant Jones, James Madison University
  20. A Course in Mathematics for the Life Sciences
    Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University
  21. What's the Deal? Mathematics Inspired by Dealing Cards into a Pile
    Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College and American University
  22. On Summation of Subseries of the Riemann Zeta Function
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  23. Exterior Algebra: A Friend to R-modules over Commutative Rings
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
  24. Euclid for Thespians (and Everyone Else)
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  25. Tessellations on Bead Crochet Bracelets
    Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Student Papers
  1. Who You Math With: The Role of Networking in the Accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker and Maria Mitchell
    Hannah Vogel, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  2. Differential Equations on Hyperbolic Numbers
    Bailu Zhang, Liberty University
  3. Maps and Mirrors
    Dan Carroll, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Caroline VanBlargan, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  4. A Traveling Bioterrorist
    Heather Chichura, Virginia Military Institute
  5. The Fundamental Groups of the Digital Line and Circles
    Dane Lawhorne, University of Mary Washington

Section Meeting 192: James Madison University, April 25-26, 2014
Invited Addresses
  1. Mathematical Mystery Tour
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  2. Three Things That Don't Really Go Together
    Matthew Pons, North Central College
  3. The Lamp Lighting Problem
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon Colleg
Workshop
    3D-Printing Mathematical Objects
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
Papers
  1. The Math Gym: To Be on Top of Your Game, You Have to Work Out!
    Nagaraj K. Neerchal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Raji Baradwaj, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Michelle Danaher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Liz Stanwyck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Matthias K. Gobbert, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  2. Some Fun with Euclidean Geometry
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  3. Godfred Yamoah, Norfolk State University
    A Mass Conservatives Scheme for Adaptive Simulation: The L2 Projection Approach
  4. Counting Melodies: A Musical Introduction to Recursion
    Kurt Ludwick, Salisbury University
  5. Course Redesign as a Strategic Tool to Consolidate Foundation Courses
    Matthias K. Gobbert, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Raji Baradwaj, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Liz Stanwyck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Nagaraj K. Neerchal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  6. Automatic Differentiation
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  7. Difference Sets, Singer Designs, and Singer Difference Sets
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  8. Making Sunshine: A First Geometric Sculpture
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  9. Implementation of Course Redesign to Improve Student Learning Outcomes
    Raji Baradwaj, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Matthias K. Gobbert, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Liz Stanwyck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Nagaraj K. Neerchal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  10. Introducing Proofs to Calculus Students
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  11. Interval Vectors
    Ilhan Izmirli, George Mason University
  12. Shooting Turtles in the Classroom
    Bryan Faulkner, Ferrum College
  13. iPads: In and Out of the Classroom
    Liz Stanwyck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Matthias K. Gobbert, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Raji Baradwaj, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  14. Similarities in a First Differential Equations Course
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  15. Dynamic Storage Allocation using Tolerance Graphs
    Karin Saoub, Roanoke College
  16. Divisibility Tests Unified: Stacking the Trimmings for Sums
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  17. Cloud Computing and New Trends in Mathematics of Cryptography
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  18. Ancient Indian Verse and the Powers of 2
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  19. Companion Matrices and Difference Equations Part 1: Distinct Roots
    Dan Kalman, American University
  20. Regular Polygons in Taxicab Geometry
    Bob Hanson, James Madison University
  21. A Solution to Boundary Value Problems and Volterra Integral Equations with Parker and Sochacki Method
    Hamid Semiyari, James Madison University
  22. Understanding the Success and Failure of African American First Time Developmental Mathematics Students: A Racialized Perspective
    Barbara Franklin, James Madison University & Morgan State University
  23. On Level Curves of Finite Blaschke Products and Polynomials
    Trevor Richards, Virginia Tech
  24. Using Classical Cryptography and Cryptanalysis as an Enrichment Exercise in a First Course in Linear Algebra
    Don Spickler, Salisbury University
  25. WebGL: Interactive 3D Graphics on the Web without a Plugin
    Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards & Technology
  26. Slip Sliding Away
    M. Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University
  27. Chaos and the Chua Circuit
    Dina Yagodich, Frederick Community College
  28. Teaching Introductory Statistics with In-Class Data Collection
    Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College
  29. Entropy, Data Compression, and Model Combination
    Lihua Chen, James Madison University
    Panayotis Giannakouros, James Madison University & University of Missouri, Kansas City
  30. Getting Involved in the Open Textbook Movement
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  31. An Accessible Proof of the Existence of an Uncountable Antichain in P(N)
    Elizabeth Brown, James Madison University
  32. Art, Mirrors, and Math: A Mathematician's View of Images
    Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Student Papers
  1. A Brief Introduction to Quantum Cryptography
    Ryan Sanford, The Catholic University of America
    Nicholas Shields, The Catholic University of America
  2. Weighing on Scales Uniquely: MacMahon's Perfect Partitions and their Generalizations
    Maria Annone, James Madison University
  3. A Mathematical Approach to Determine the Greatest Coach in College Sports
    Ricky Haller, Virginia Military Institute
    Ryan Poffenbarger, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Modeling Traffic Flow with Overtaking
    Justin Stine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Carrie Winterer, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    David Rice, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  5. A Linear Analysis of a Straight Rod under Tension, both with and without Drag
    Victoria Kelley, James Madison University
  6. Make the Choice
    Junru Chen, Virginia Military Institute
    Alexander Falcetti, Virginia Military Institute
    Kristopher Wright, Virginia Military Institute
  7. 3D Printed Conformations of Knots through 7 Crossings
    Gregory Houchins, James Madison University
    Kirill Korsak, James Madison University
    Taylor Meador, James Madison University
  8. Understand Ultrafilters, Understand Schur's Theorem
    Joseph Foss, United States Military Academy
  9. Who is the All-Time Best Coach in College Sports?
    Christopher Johnson, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Abiola Akaani, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Seth Baker, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  10. How it's Made: 3D Printed Conformations of Knots through 7 Crossings
    Jonathan Gerhard, James Madison University Patrick Moran, James Madison University
  11. Acoustic Oddities, JMU's “Squeaky” Quad & Repetition Pitch
    Zev Woodstock, James Madison University
  12. The Best of All Time: Comparing College Sport's Best Coaches
    Steven Geyer, Virginia Military Institute
  13. A Matrix Population Model for Monarch Butterflies
    Emily Hunt, James Madison University
  14. Assessment of Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay by Parameter Estimation
    Heather Cook, Roanoke College
  15. Improving Traffic Safety and Efficiency
    Samantha Alpert, Virginia Military Institute
    Rochelle McDaniel, Virginia Military Institute
    Ryan Harner, Virginia Military Institute
  16. Comparison of SVD and PCA to Forecast Time-Series Data in the Financial Sector
    Alyssa Stine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  17. K-potent Groebner Bases and Sudoku
    Lacey Johnson, James Madison University
  18. Interesting Series Involving the Sum of Reciprocals of the Binomial Coefficient
    Matthew McCarthy, Christopher Newport University
  19. How the Worm Wiggles
    Katie Sipes, James Madison University
  20. Maps and Mirrors: The History and Future of Global Selfies
    Daniel Carroll, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  21. Integer Compositions Applied to the Probability Analysis of Blackjack and the Infinite Deck Assumption
    Jon Marino, Roanoke College
  22. Timbral Partial Orders
    Carson Maki, Hampden-Sydney College
  23. The Group of Units of Zp[x]/〈f(x)〉 when f(x) is a Reducible Polynomial
    Erika Gerhold, Salisbury University
  24. Stochastic Simulation of a Collegiate Dining Hall
    Molly McMillen, Christopher Newport University
Student Poster Session
  1. The Ultimate Brownie Pan
    Alexander Bracco, Virginia Military Institute
    Brian Graham, Virginia Military Institute
    Nam Nguyen, Virginia Military Institute
  2. I Think, Therefore I Bake: Building a Better Brownie
    Kathy Dunning, Salisbury University
    Samim Manizade, Salisbury University
    Ross Tavjar, Salisbury University
  3. Saudi Arabia Water Strategy
    Ryan Hillman, Virginia Military Institute
    Iain McPherson, Virginia Military Institute
    James Snyder, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Computational Modeling of Robotic Arm Kinematics
    Samim Manizade Salisbury University
  5. The Ultimate Brownie Pan
    Michael Spickard, Virginia Military Institute
    Eric Summers, Virginia Military Institute
    Caitlin Bradly, Virginia Military Institute
  6. The Circle Pairing on Elliptic Curves
    Andrew Yang, McDaniel College

Section Meeting 193: Bowie State University, November 7-8, 2014
Invited Addresses
  1. Unsolved: History's Greatest Ciphers
    Craig Bauer, York College of Pennsylvania
  2. Computable Mathematics
    Valentina Harizanov, The George Washington University
  3. Cannonballs, Triangles, and Secrets: An introduction to elliptic curve cryptography
    Larry Washington, University of Maryland
Workshop
    Integrating Tablets into the Mathematics Classroom
    Gwyneth Whieldon, Hood College
Papers
  1. The AMC5 Pilot Event: An MAA MD-DC-VA Section Initiative
    Randall Cone, Virginia Military Institute
  2. The Best Mate Search Strategy
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
  3. Irish Dancing Groups: Some Fun Activities for an Undergraduate-Level Abstract Algebra Course
    Jill Tysse, Hood College
  4. Some observations on Klein quartic, groups, and geometry
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  5. Three Real Variable Proofs of the Euler Reflection Formula
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  6. Modified Picard Iteration Applied to Boundary Value Problems and Volterra Integral Equations
    Hamid Semiyari, James Madison University
  7. Undergraduate Capstone Projects in Graph Theory and Other Topics
    Caroline Melles, United States Naval Academy
  8. Constructive Arguments in an Introduction to Proofs Class
    James Parson, Hood College
  9. Every Vote Counts — Exit Poll Project
    Emmanuel Addo, American University
    Ben Muirhead, American University
  10. Multipliers of Difference Sets and How to Find Them
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  11. Twisty Puzzles for Liberal Arts Math Courses
    Donna Dietz, American University
  12. Efficient Extraction From An Exhaustible Energy Source
    James Case, SIAM
  13. Companion Matrices and Difference Equations 2
    Dan Kalman, American University
  14. Open Textbooks and APEX Calculus: A Final Report
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  15. On Completely Positive Cones
    Roman Sznajder, Bowie State University
  16. Ancient Indian Verse and the Powers of 2
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  17. Teaching Discrete Mathematics to First Year Majors
    Bill Abrams, Longwood University
  18. Old Theorems, Alternate Proofs by Exterior Algebra
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
  19. Properties of Self-inversive Cubic Curves
    Raymond Fletcher III, Virginia State University
  20. Analysis of Antenna Coupling and Magnetic Fields within the Near-Field Region
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, Norfolk State University
  21. Teaching the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for Better Student Understanding
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  22. Learning: Anytime, Anywhere
    Sara Tyler, Hawkes Learning
  23. Applications of Graph Theory to Chemistry
    Sanju Vaidya, Mercy College
    Geetha Surendran, Mercy College
  24. Issues in Implementing Newton's method
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  25. Math for Liberal Arts and the Calculus Pump
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  26. Jan Term at the Joint Meetings
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  27. Equilibrants, Semipositive Matrices, Calculation and Scaling
    Zheng Tong, Christopher Newport University
Graduate Student Papers
  1. A New Proof of the Lovasz Local Lemma
    Harry Lang, Johns Hopkins University
  2. Description of a Computationally Efficient Boltzmann Equation Discretization Algorithm and its Application to Broad Spectrum Neutral and Ionized Space Radiation
    Lindsey Santos Koos, Old Dominion University
  3. On The Numerical and Algebraic Techniques for Computing Matrix Determinant
    Jasmine Alston, Virginia State University
    Mohammad Tabanjeh (faculty advisor), Virginia State University
  4. Comparison of Mathematical and Empirical Modelling in Studying the Relationship Between Single Fiber and its Bundle
    Shantanu Awasthi, Virginia State University
    Krishan Agrawal (faculty advisor), Virginia State University
    Youngjin Lu (faculty advisor), Virginia State University
  5. Self-inversive Group Circle Systems
    Dustin J. Robinson, Virginia State University
  6. Predictive Modeling using Artificial Neural Networks on Polymer Composite Properties
    Eugene Evans, Virginia State University
  7. Blowing Bubbles in Gaussian Space
    John Ross, Johns Hopkins University
  8. A Glimpse at Bijective Combinatorics
    Andrew Wills, Virginia Tech
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Performance Sensitivity in Vertical Geothermal Energy Harvesting Systems
    Sophia Novitzky, Virginia Tech
    Mahalia Sapp, Virginia Tech
  2. Salt Flux Concentration in the Kidneys
    Katie Sipes, James Madison University

Section Meeting 194: Roanoke College, April 24-25, 2015
Invited Addresses
  1. Linear Thinking: from bracketology to computer graphics
    Tim Chartier, Davidson College
  2. The Symmetric Group and Fair Division: Does Knowledge Matter?
    Brian Hopkins, St. Peter's University
  3. Geometry: Old and New
    Will Traves, U.S. Naval Academy
Workshop
    Building a Menger Sponge with Business Cards
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
    Meagan Herald, Virginia Military Institute
Papers
  1. Fuzzy Knights and Knaves
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  2. Sequential Monte Carlo methods for online network intrusion detection systems
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  3. Numerically exploring low Rayleigh number fluid flow using the infinite Prandtl number model
    Celestine Woodruff, James Madison University
  4. LCR - A New Endgame
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  5. A quick tour of Byrne's 1847 "Euclid in Color."
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  6. Fibonacci Numbers and Beyond
    Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
    Cherng-Tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  7. A Least-Squares Approach for Modeling Variance-Mean Mixtures of Normals
    Hasan Hamdan, James Madison University
  8. Boolean approximations of ODE models that capture bistability
    Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
  9. Whose turn is it to drive?
    Brian Lins, Hampden-Sydney College
  10. Undergraduate Research in Finite Element Methods
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  11. A discrete approach to continuous logisic growth
    Dan Kalman, American University
  12. Approximating Solutions of Boundary Value Problems
    Hamid Semiyari, James Madison University
  13. A New Twist on Wythoff's Game
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  14. Student-Produced Videos for Exam Review
    Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College
  15. Finite abelian groups attached to graphs
    Joshua Ducey, James Madison University
  16. Five families and a well: a new look at an old problem
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  17. Turbo-Charging Freshman Engagement Using a 2 or 3-Lecture Motivational Seminar on How and Why to Succeed at College Mathematics
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
    Becker Sidney Smith, Hampton Sydney College
  18. Transitivity, Voting, and Sports Ratings
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  19. Modeling Fluid Dynamics around Swimming Worms
    Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
  20. The 2015 Curriculum Guide from CUPM
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
  21. Fun with Simple Paths and Circuits
    Paul Janiczek, Virginia Military Institute
  22. Partial Metric Spaces and Separation Axioms
    E. T. Brown, James Madison University
  23. Expanding Your Horizons at JMU: Math and Science Outreach to Middle and High School Girls
    Katie Quertermous, James Madison University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. China's Population & One-Child Policy
    Shuyan Zhan, Randolph-Macon College
  2. An Exploration into Variational Analysis for Data Denoising
    Abu Kebbie-Anthony, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  3. Prime Labelings of Generalized Petersen Graphs P(n,1)
    Hayley Harris, George Mason University
  4. Locomotion of C. elegans in various viscosities
    Katie Sipes, James Madison University
  5. Protecting Confidentiality and Scientific Progress Through Synthetic Data and Mediator Servers
    Samantha Parsons, Roanoke College
  6. Sandpiles, Ferris Wheels, Avalanches, and more!
    Demara Austin, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  7. Using Bayesian Statistics to Locate Downed Planes
    Zach Enix, Virginia Military Institute
    Leo Pineiro, Virginia Military Institute
    Josh Grant, Virginia Military Institute
  8. Linear Analysis of a Straight Rod With a Constitutive Relation
    Victoria Kelley, James Madison University
  9. Runs in Permutations
    Onyebuchi Ekenta, Washington and Lee
  10. Modeling the Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia
    Olivia Goldman, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Anna Steinfeld, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  11. Prime Labelings of Generalized Petersen Graphs P(n,k) for n ≤ 50
    Ethan Rarity, George Mason University
  12. No Need to Fear, Linear Algebra is Here!
    Elizabeth Mosher, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Katherine Kessler, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Sophie Kessler, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  13. Conjugacy Classes of GSp(2n,p)
    Jonathan Gerhard, James Madison University
  14. Eradicating Ebola
    Nicolas Peek, Virginia Military Institute
    Min-Hung Chung, Virginia Military Institute
    Ling-Erh Wang, Virginia Military Institute
  15. Maps and Mirrors
    Anna Steinfeld, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Jared Saltzberg, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  16. Geometry and Billiards
    Alexandra Jolly, Longwood University
Student Poster Session
  1. Behavior of Chlamydia Infection Over Time
    Angie Davenport, James Madison University
  2. Mean Curvature Zero Surfaces in Three-Dimensional Lie Groups
    Joseph Gills, Longwood University
  3. Analyzing Error Associated with Modeling a Swimming Worm
    Cassie Hartley, James Madison University
  4. Developing Proficiency in Grade 6 Common Core Statistics
    Ebony Hitch, Salisbury University
  5. Quantum computing, Shor's algorithm, and their effect on security
    David Johnson, James Madison University
  6. A Proposition for Increased Historical Integrationinto Secondary Mathematics
    Ryan Lenhart, Hood College
  7. Modular Origami and Mathematics
    Michaela Martinez, Ferrum College
  8. The Onion-Shaped Dome in Russian Architecture
    Brian Penko, Hood College
  9. Acoustic Modeling of a Rocket Plume in a Flame Trench
    Jonathan Romero, James Madison University
  10. Architectural Acoustic Oddities & Asymptotic Behavior of Repetition Pitch
    Zev Woodstock, James Madison University

Section Meeting 194: St. Mary's College of Maryland, November 6-7, 2015
Invited Addresses
  1. Opt Art
    Robert Bosch, Oberlin College
  2. The Ubiquity of Mathematical Biology
    Talitha Washington, Howard University
  3. A 'Mod'ern Mathematical Adventure in Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College
Workshop
    Euclid's Elements Across the Modern Curriculum
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
Papers
  1. The Spherometer: Bringing Right Triangles into the Classroom
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  2. An Inquiry-Based Crash Course in Proofs
    Phong Le, Goucher College
  3. Smalltalk: A Student-Faculty Colloquium
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  4. Octonions, Quaternions, and Involutions
    Nathaniel Schwartz, Washington College
  5. A Transition to Proof Course (under construction) Centered on Complex Algebra and Analysis
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  6. Geometry in 18th Century Japan: Exploring and Creating Sangaku
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon College
  7. Using Identities to Solve Equations
    Nicholas Martin, Shepherd University
  8. Can an Unstable Control System Be Stabilized By Timing Noise?
    Dylan Poulsen, Washington College
  9. First-Year Seminar in Mathematics, part 1
    Keith Mellinger, University of Mary Washington
  10. Sonia Kovalevsky Day at Hood College
    Jill Tysse, Hood College
  11. An Extension of the Pythagorean Theorem
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
  12. Binary numbers and its issues in implementation
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  13. First-Year Seminar in Mathematics, part 2
    Randall Helmstutler, University of Mary Washington
  14. Mastery Based Assessment in Calculus
    Jessica OShaughnessy, Shenandoah University
  15. Left Center Right – An Update
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  16. Performance Metrics for Machine Learning Algorithms
    Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, Norfolk State University
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  17. Sonobe Origami for enriching understanding of geometric concepts in three dimensions
    Donna Dietz, American University
  18. IBL Introduction to Proofs in Four Weeks: A Survivor's Tale
    Mitchel T. Keller, Washington and Lee University
  19. The nonnegative integers form ... a field??
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  20. A Calibrated Model for an Immuno-Chemotherapy to Treat Colon Cancer
    Qing Wang, Shepherd University
    Zhijun Wang, Shepherd University
    David J. Klinke, West Virginia University
  21. Creating an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Lab at the Interface of Math and Biology
    Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
  22. Shaping learning by doing: teaching topology to accelerated high school students
    Katherine Socha, Park School of Baltimore
  23. Combinatorial Games: Open Problems and Computational Approaches
    Gwyneth Whieldon, Hood College
  24. The Structure of “Day”
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  25. Population Ecology: A Linear Algebra Supplement
    Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University
  26. Investigating the Impact of Out-of-Classroom Events on Undergraduate Students
    Alice Petillo, Marymount University
  27. Knitting Branches Out: A Geometric Exploration in Fiber
    Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  28. A Passage Through Brobdingnag
    Ilhan Izmirli, Geroge Mason University
Graduate Student Papers
  1. Oncolytic Virus Dynamics: Analysis of a Mathematical Model of Tumor Growth Using Oncolytic Viruses as Treatment
    Ashlee Edwards, Old Dominion University
  2. Singly Diagonally Implicit Runge-Kutta schemes within the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
    Jonathan Graf, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  3. Degree Profile of Hierarchical Lattice Network
    Yarong Feng, The George Washington University
  4. Measuring Identification Risk in Microdata Release and Its Control by Post-randomization
    Cheng Zhang, The George Washington University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. A Mathematical Model of West Nile Virus
    Jessica Poffenberger, Shepherd University
    Zulfiya Muradova, Shepherd University
    Peter Hopkins, Shepherd University
  2. The History of the Unsolvability of Hilbert's Tenth Problem
    Evan Clough, Hood College
  3. Non-commutative Key Exchange Protocols with Generalized Dihedral Groups
    Chris Lloyd, University of Mary Washington
  4. A Calibrated Model and Analysis for Ebola Outbreaks
    Zulfiya Muradova, Shepherd University
    Jessica Poffenberger, Shepherd University

Section Meeting 196: Montgomery College Germantown, April 15-16, 2016
Invited Addresses
  1. Rays, Waves and Rainbows: A brief tour through some mathematical history
    John Adam, Old Dominion University
  2. A Potpourri of Mathematics in Popular Games
    David Taylor, Roanoke College
  3. The ART of tomography
    Timothy Feeman, Villanova University
Workshop
    Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in Mathematics Classrooms
    Laurie Lenz, Marymount University
Panel Discussions
  1. Inquiry Based Learning in the MD-DC-VA Section
    Organizers:
    Cassie Williams, James Madison University
    Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy
    Panelists:
    Mitch Keller, Washington and Lee University
    Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy
    Pádraig McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    Cassie Williams, James Madison University
  2. The Mathematical Preparation of Future High School Math Teachers
    Organizer: Bob Sachs, George Mason University
    Panelists:
    David Carothers, James Madison University
    Mary Nelson, George Mason University
    Katherine Socha, Park School, Baltimore MD<
  3. Calculus and the HS/College Interface
    Organizer: Bob Sachs, George Mason University
    Panelists:
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
    Mary Nelson, George Mason University
Papers
  1. MAA Journal Problem Solving --- The great value in teaching, learning and research
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  2. Calculating the Surface Area of Smooth Manifolds Embedded in 4 Dimensions
    Mary Wall, Montgomery College
  3. John Conway's Game of Life Implemented in MS Excel
    Paul Janiczek, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Calculus: something fun for high school students to do on a Saturday
    Jennifer Magee, University of Mary Washington
  5. An algebraic approach to voting manipulation
    Prasad Senesi, The Catholic University of America
  6. Video Games and Mathematics: Visualizing Automata
    Randall E. Cone, Salisbury University
  7. The international PISA Math Test shows that students need instruction in multi-step Arithmetic word problems.
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
  8. A Problem in Three-Digit Addition
    Jathan Austin, Salisbury University
  9. Boolean models in population biology? You better believe it!
    Raina Robeva, Randolph-Macon College
  10. Hardware Security Vulnerabilities and Cryptanalysis of Modern Data Encryption Algorithms
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  11. An elementary approach to linear recursions
    Nicholas Martin, Shepherd University
  12. Transport of fluid by rotating helices at a microscale level
    Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
  13. Descriptive Geometry and the Jullien Models
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  14. Non-special divisors on graphs
    Caroline Melles, United States Naval Academy
  15. Modeling March Madness
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  16. Developing problems for a history of math course
    Brant Jones, James Madison University
  17. Monthly Problem 3173, Samuel Beatty, and 1/p + 1/q = 1
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  18. Heat Flow Inspiring Eigenstuff and Diagonalizability
    Heather Moon, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  19. The (Imaginary) History of (the Until Now Unknown) QED Bernoulli
    Thomas Sonnabend, Montgomery College
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Hausdorff Dimension of Generalized Fibonacci Word Fractals
    Tyler Hoffman, McDaniel College
  2. Examining Elliptic Curves for Cryptographic Use
    Chris McEligot, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  3. A Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Bullet Velocity
    Zachary Pisano, Loyola University Maryland
  4. Analysis of Water Conservation and Usage in Drought Areas
    Jared Gruber, Virginia Military Institute
    Connor Norris, Virginia Military Institute
  5. Commercializing Charity: Agent Based Dynamics of Digital Crowdfunding
    Amos Kern-Perets, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. Exact Values of Gamma Star Function
    Christopher Broll, Loyola University Maryland
  7. Space Junk Removal
    Emily Adams, Virginia Military Institute
    Will Johnston, Virginia Military Institute
  8. Algebraic Dynamics of a One-Parameter Family of Cubic Rational Functions
    Kyle Flanagan, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Examples of Large Gaps in Contingency Tables
    Noah Watson, James Madison University
  10. Hungarian Algorithm and Image Mosaicking
    Ryan Poffenbarger, Virginia Military Institute
  11. Vennim!: A New Intersection of Sets and Games
    Caleb Svobodny, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  12. A Review of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Post-Treatment Follow-up Imaging Procedures with PET/CT Scans Versus CT scans and the Effect on Patient Survival
    Samantha Maillie, Salisbury University
  13. That's Not How I Learned It! Bridging the teacher/parent gap.
    Ashley Paul, St.Mary's College Of Maryland
  14. Numerical Data Regarding the Cohen-Lenstra Conjectures on Real Quadratic Fields
    Codie Lewis, James Madison University
  15. Analysis of Best Subsets for Transfer Payloads
    Chelsey Clement, Salisbury University
    Emily Marinucci, Salisbury University
  16. The Ko-Lee Key Exchange Protocol with Generalized Dihedral Groups
    Christopher Lloyd, University of Mary Washington
  17. Nice Games: Partizan Games With an Impartial Muller Twist
    Ian Miller, St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Ryan Johnson, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  18. Optimal Digital Filtering Techniques for the Analysis of Pore Water Pressure
    James Dean, Hood College
  19. Parallel Computation in Graph Traversal Algorithms
    William Oehlbeck, Salisbury University
    Jarell Hackett, Salisbury University
  20. Jordan Decomposition and Semisimple Lie Algebras
    Peter Gartland, The Catholic University of America
  21. Raised Turning Sweepers
    Dylan Weber, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  22. Human vs. Machine: Can computers be programmed to play chess?
    Ahmad Nazeri, Randolph-Macon College
  23. A Special Case of the Converse to the Mean Value Theorem
    Graylon Wright, Salisbury University
Student Poster Session
  1. Optimal Investment Strategy
    Christy Bertolaccini, Salisbury University Alexa Raines, Salisbury University
  2. Sums of Third Powers in Quaternion Rings
    Madison Gamble, McDaniel College Blake Schildhauer, McDaniel College
  3. Analysis of a Metapopulation Model with an Allee Effect
    Cassie Hartley, James Madison University
  4. Cryptanalysis During World War II: The Allies Succeeded while the Germans Struggled
    Jillian Kasner, Hood College
  5. The Heliocentric Revolution
    Fiona Lyons, Hood College
  6. Invention or Discovery: A Philosophical Discussion of Mathematics Through the Gamma Function
    Catherine Traini, Hood College
  7. Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems
    Sabrina Walker, Longwood University

Section Meeting 197: Johns Hopkins University, November 4-5, 2016
Invited Addresses
  1. The MD-DC-VA Section: The First 100 Years
    Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
    Betty Mayfield, Hood College
    Jon Scott, Emeritus, Montgomery College
  2. Extreme Calculus
    Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
  3. Euler in Two Acts
    William Dunham, Bryn Mawr College
Workshop
    Magma Workshop
    Keith Mellinger, University of Mary Washington
Papers
  1. The Euclidean Geometry of Linear Voting Theory
    Prasad Senesi, The Catholic University of America
  2. My IBL Approach to Theoretical Ideas in First-Semester Calculus
    Mitchel T. Keller, Washington & Lee University
  3. Probability Questions from the Game Pickomino
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary’s University
  4. Using the Mathematical Sciences to Protect Data
    Paul Massell, Mathematical Consulting
  5. Euclidean Geometry Revisited
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  6. Ideas and Results from a Summer Bridge Program at Loyola University
    W. Duckworth, Loyola University Maryland
  7. Towards Guided Reinvention of Riemann Sums and the Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  8. A Second Chance for a Game of Chance
    Luca Petrelli, Mount St. Mary’s University
  9. Theoretical Analysis of Code Emulations and Use of Multiple Sandboxes for Cyber Defense
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  10. Bounds for the Roots of Polynomials
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
  11. The CUPM Curriculum Guide
    Martha Siegel, Towson University
  12. Inquiry-Based Calculus II at the Naval Academy
    Noble Hetherington III, United States Naval Academy Justin Allman, United States Naval Academy Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy Megan Selbach-Allen, United States Naval Academy
  13. A Case-Control Study in a General Education Math Course (Focus on Math Anxiety)
    Wendy Hageman Smith, Longwood University
  14. Permutation Polynomials and Polynomial Generators of a General Linear Group
    Chris Castillo, Loyola Blakefield
  15. Object Based Learning: Using the Smithsonian Collections
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  16. Incorporating Inquiry-Based Learning in a Geometry Course for Future Elementary Teachers
    Marc Michael, Frostburg State University
  17. Mystic Secrets of the Yeast: A Cautionary Tale for Teachers of Mathematical Modeling
    Dan Kalman, American University
  18. Offering Online Peer-Assisted Study Sessions to Help Students Learn in an Undergraduate Statistics Course
    Hasan Hamdan, James Madison University
  19. The Case for IBL
    Cassie Williams, James Madison University
  20. An Incomplete History of the (7,3,1) Block Design
    Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
  21. Multigrid Preconditioners for Stochastic Optimal Control Problems with Elliptic SPDE Constraints
    Ana Maria Soane, US Naval Academy
  22. I Love Learning Like This… Five Words that Tell Me I am Doing Something Right
    Beth Dodson, Shenandoah University
  23. History of Mathematics for Secondary Education
    Jathan Austin, Salisbury University
  24. Students Writing for Students
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  25. RGB in IBL: Discovering Set Operations by Light Mixing
    Jonathan Weisbrod, Rowan College at Burlington County
  26. On Finite Element Decoupling Techniques for Coupled Multi-Physics Flows
    Prince Chidyagwai, Loyola University Maryland
  27. Guiding Small-Group, Inquiry Learning in the Classroom
    Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland at College Park
  28. Effective In-Class Programming Projects for STEM Majors
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  29. Who Really Proved the Isoperimetric Theorem
    James Case
Graduate Student Papers
  1. Stochastic Iterative Methods for Large-Scale Least-Square Problems
    Joseph Slagel, Virginia Tech
  2. Tumor Virotherapy and Lotka Volterra Dynamics
    Ashlee Edwards, Old Dominion University
  3. Equivariant Quantum Cohomology of the Odd Symplectic Grassmannian
    Ryan Shifler, Virginia Tech
  4. First $l^p$ Cohomology of some Infinite Groups
    Sam Eastridge, Virginia Tech
  5. Dirichlet Duality and Applications
    Matt Dellatorre, University of Maryland
  6. Bayesian Modeling of Virtual Age in Repairable Systems
    Didem Egemen, George Washington University
  7. Non-Asymptotic Analysis of Iterate Averaging in Stochastic Approximation
    Kunbo Wang, Johns Hopkins University Chen Feng, Johns Hopkins University Kaining Yang, Johns Hopkins University
  8. Identification of Systems with Binary Subsystems: Beyond Reliability
    Long Wang, Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Anomalous Primes and the Elliptic Korselt Criterion
    Eric Neyman, Princeton University
  2. Lydia Hoffman, American University
    Effect of Government Type on Terrorist Attacks


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