Mathematical Association of America 
This is a tentative schedule that may still be subject to minor changes.
8:0012:00  Section NeXT workshop (Lory Virginia Dale) 
9:3011:30  Workshop: Proposal writing for the NSF DUE (Lory 217) 
Stephanie Fitchett, NSF and University of Northern Colorado  
11:4512:45  Luncheon for Dept. Chairs and MAA Liaisons (Lory 230) 
11:004:30  Registration (Lory 227) 
1:001:10  Opening Remarks and Welcome (North Ballroom) 
1:101:55  Burton W. Jones Teaching Award Lecture (North Ballroom) 
Richard Grassl, University of Northern Colorado  
1:005:30  Publisher Exhibits, and MAA Book Sales (Cherokee Park) 
2:104:35  Parallel SessionsContributed Papers & Special Sessions 
Friday Time  Combinatorics Lory 228 
Contributed Papers Lory 224/6 
Education Research Lory 230 
History of Mathematics N. Ballroom 
Undergraduate Research Lory 210 
Pure and Applied Lory 211E 
2:10 2:30  ∗Colin Garnett
(UWyoming) Spectrally Arbitrary Companionlike Matrices 
Darel Hardy
(CSU) Some Average Calculus Problems 
∗Kristin King (UNC) Learning in Introductory Statistics 
Ginger Anderson (Pikes Peak CC) Alice in Matrixland 
♣Eric Kuss (Fort Lewis) Fibona00i (mod c) 
Travis Kowalski (SDSMT) Taylor series solutions to ODEs 
2:35 2:55  ∗Reshmi Nair
(UWyoming) Eigenvalues of acyclic matrices 
Julie Barnes
(USAFA) Hosting Math Treasure Hunts 
Alexandre Probst (CCU/CSM) Assessing student improvement in statistics 
Bill Briggs (UC Denver) Evolution of Calculus Art 
♣Adam Ruff (UC Denver) Analyzing Advice Networks of Math and Science Teachers 
Benjamin Dyhr (Metro State) SelfAvoiding Random Walk on the Strip 
3:00 3:20  ∗Rodney James
(CSU) Sandpiles on edgeweighted graphs 
Michelle Ghrist
(USAFA) Experiences with High School Mathematics Competitions 
∗David Glassmeyer (UNC) Assessment within Online Graduate Courses 
♣Melody Dodd (SDSMT) Methods for Orbit Determination 
♣Sara Linville (Fort Lewis) Möbius Transformations of Geometric Constructions 
Ivan Raykov (CSU Pueblo) Approximation of Effective Diagonalization Strategies 
3:25 3:45  ∗Yang Zhang
(CSU) Continuum Limits of Markov Chains and Network Modeling 
Louis Talman
(Metro State) Mathematics on the Web 
Curtis Card (Black Hills State) Pass Rates in Developmental Math Classes 
Invited Presentation
3.504.35 N. Ballroom 
∗Dan Jones (CSU – Atmos.Sci.) Controlling the Chaotic Lorenz System 
Daniel Swenson (Black Hills State) The Steinberg Complex of an Arbitrary Finite Group 
3:50 4:10  ∗Mary Allison
(UWyoming) Markov Chain Problem for the Union of Two Cliques 
Erich McAlister
(Fort Lewis) Further Geometry of Derivatives of Complex Functions 
Gary Olson (UC Denver) College Mentoring for PreService Teachers 
Wade Ellis (West Valley CC) Effective Learning with Software Tools 
♣Mark Pengitore (SDSMT) Automorphisms of real submainfolds in C^{2} 
∗Kristin King (UNC) Mathematical Modeling in an Ecology Laboratory 
4:15 4:35  ∗Cara Wiblemo
(UWyoming) Automorphism Decompositions of Graphs 
Jonathan Poritz
(CSU Pueblo) On entropypreserving stochastic averages 
Zim Olson (Zim Mathematics) Systems and/or Sub Systems 
Wade Ellis (West Valley CC) Effective Learning with Software Tools 
♣Millie Mays (USAFA) Game Show Statistics 
Tianyu Zhang (Montana State) Phase model of biofilm 
^{∗}indicates a graduate student,^{♣}an undergraduate student. Please provide support for our next generation of mathematicians.
3:504:35  Effective Learning with Software Tools (N.Ballroom) 
Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College  
4:355:00  Coffee Break (University Club) 
5:006:00  Education Address (North Ballroom) 
Calculus as a High School Course  
David Bressoud, Macalaster College  
6:307:00  Cash Bar (Fort Collins Hilton, Prospect Road) 
7:0010:00  Banquet and Awards Ceremony (Fort Collins Hilton) 
Banquet Address: 2010 Pólya Lecture (Fort Collins Hilton)  
Codes on graphs: Shannon’s challenge and beyond  
Judy Walker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln  
2009/10 MAA Pólya Lecturer 
8:0011:30  Registration (Lory 227) 
8:008:50  Rocky Mountain Section Business Meeting (N.Ballroom) 
9:009:50  Saturday Keynote Address (North Ballroom) 
Proofs and Confirmations: The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture  
David Bressoud, Macalaster College  
9:301:00  Publisher exhibits and MAA Book Sales (Cherokee Park) 
9:5010:10  Coffee Break (University Club) 
10:101:00  Parallel Sessions Contributed Papers & Special Sessions 
Saturday Time  Combinatorics Geometry Lory 228 
Combinatorics Graph Theory Lory 226 
History of Mathematics Lory 224 
Education Research N. Ballroom 
Graduate Research Lory 210 
Undergraduate Research Lory 230 
Pure and Applied Lory 211E 
10:10 10:30  Stanley Payne
(UC Denver) Finite SelfDual Generalized Quadrangles 
Michael Ferrara
(UC Denver) Saturation Numbers for Families of Ramseyminimal Graphs 
George Heine (BLM) The Stereographic Projection is Conformal 
Scott Evans (Math Tutor) What if Mathematics is a Psychomotor Skill? 
∗Ramin Zahedi (CSU) A lexicographic maxmin design for detecting sparse signals 
♣Andreea Erciulescu (CSU) Solving Kakuro Puzzles 
Anton Dzhamay (UNC) Geometric Configurations Related to Matrix Factorizations 
10:35 10:55  ∗Cayla McBee
(CSU) Nucleotide Substitution Models and Hadamard Conjugation 
∗Samantha Graffeo
(UC Denver) QuasiSum Graphs 
Janet Barnett
(CSU  Pueblo) Abstract Awakenings in Algebra 
Brian Lindaman (Montana State) Students’ Conceptions of Repeating Decimals 
∗Jeffrey Larson (UC Denver) Applications and Algorithms for DerivativeFree Optimization 
♣Rebecca RasweilerRichter (USAFA) Mathematics in Molecular Biology 
R.M. Green
(UC Boulder) Polytopal subcomplexes 
11:00 11:20  Patrick Fleming
(SDSMT) Finite Semifields and Nonsingular Arrays 
∗Timothy Morris
(UC Denver) AntiDirected Hamilton Cycles 
Patrick Shipman (CSU) The Cantor Set and the Analytical Theory of Heat  ∗Rebecca Dibbs (UNC) The perceived utility of precision teaching calculus 
∗Yang Zou (CSU) Spatial Temporal Chaos 
♣Eric Robinson (USAFA) Dividing Products of Differences 
Iuliana Oprea (CSU) A temporal route to spatio temporal chaos 
11:25 11:45  ∗Eric Nelson
(CSU) BLTsets and Twisted Cubics 
∗Breeann Tonnsen
(UC Denver) Pinterval Ktrees 
Contributed Papers Lory 224 
∗Mary E. Pilgrim (CSU) Intervention in Calculus I 
∗Jennifer Maple (CSU) Steady State Mode Interaction in Anisotropic Systems 
♣Jacob Belka (USAFA) Optimizing GPS using mathematical programing 
∗Ryan Croke (CSU) Solutions for 2+1 Soliton Equations 
11:50 12:10  William Cherowitzo
(UC Denver) 15 Schoolgirls Take a Walk in Space 
∗Craig Tennenhouse
(UC Denver) Subdivided Cycles and Graph Saturation 
Rick Kreminski (CSU Pueblo) Etudes for calculus and complex variables 
Alexander Hulpke (CSU) Using Video solutions in Calculus 
∗Chris Smith (UCCS) Matrix types of Leavitt path algebras 
♣Michael O’Connor (USAFA) FalconSAT5 Operational Testing 

12:15 12:35  ∗Timothy Vis
(UC Denver) Fifteen schoolgirls and Fortytwo Ovoids 
Michael Barrus
(Black Hills State) Degree Sequences, Vertex Substitutions 
Stefan Erickson (Colorado College) Zeta Functions of Graphs and Hypergraphs 
Joe Champion (UNC) Affecting the SelfEfficacy of Students 
∗Joseph Newhall (UC) Convex Cones and Vector Efficiency 
♣Daniel van der Vieren (Regis) The Rubik’s Cube: A TransComposite Cipher 
♣Christine Kistler (USAFA) Chaotic Behavior of Newton's Method 
12:40 13:00  ∗Kenneth M Monks
(CSU) Möbius Numbers of Finite Groups 
∗Shilpa Dasgupta
(UC Denver) Interval Bigraphs with containment restriction 
♣Niles Armstrong (BHSU) Pontryagin's Minimum Principle 
^{∗}indicates a graduate student,^{♣}an undergraduate student. Please provide support for our next generation of mathematicians.
9:004:00  Workshop: Inspiring Your PreCalculus and Calculus Classroom: A TI Nspire Workshop (NESB B322, Registration required) 
12:004:00  Section NeXT workshop (Lory Virginia Dale) 