2012 Annual Meeting of the Michigan MAA and MichMATYC
May 45, 2012
Saginaw Valley State University
The 2012 meeting of the Michigan Section of the
MAA & MichMATYC will occur Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 2012,
at Saginaw Valley State University.
The
conference program is now available.
It includes general information, a timetable, abstracts for all of the
presentations, and facilities maps.
The
conference timetable
is also available as a separate document.
The Program Committee is delighted to announce a speaker list
that includes plenary addresses by

Doug Ensley, Second Vice President MAA, Shippensburg University The Higher Mathematics of EenyMeenyMineyMoe

Sommer Gentry, United States Naval Academy Faster, Safer, Healthier: Adventures in Operations Research

Kathleen Heid, Penn State U Mathematics for Teaching High School Mathematics and Implications for Collegiate Mathematics

Colm Mulcahy, Spelman C The Mathematics, Magic and Mystery of Martin Gardner

Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology Beyond the Widgets: Real World Applications of Mathematics
In addition, we look forward to localinvited talks given by
our Michigan colleagues

Kathy Burgis, Lansing CC Developmental Mathematics: Out of the Shadows and Under the National Spotlight

Filiz Dogru, GVSU Outer (Dual) Billiards

Tom Fiore, UM Dearborn Morphisms in a Musical Analysis of Schoenberg, String Quartet No. 1, Opus 7

Amy Hlavacek, SVSU Surface Embeddings: An Overview

Garry Johns, SVSU "Are We There Yet?" In Search of the Best Discrete Distance
We have a full schedule of contributed talks by faculty, graduate students,
and undergraduate students:
 Naema Aden and Khairul Islam, EMU Fitting Models to Cost of Education Data in the United States
 Raid AlAqtash, CMU The GumbelWeibull Distribution
 Feryal Alayont, GVSU Modeling the Standards for Mathematical Practice of CCSSM in a Discrete Mathematics Course
 Jeremy Babila, GVSU Three Dimensional Rook Polynomials and Ferrers Boards
 Sukanya Basu, GVSU On the Differences Between Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems
 Nasrin Belbasi and Khairul Islam, EMU Malignant Breast Cancer Incidence Discrepancies by Region and Race: An Application of ANOVA Model to SEER Program Database
 Reino L. Bruner and James D Dalrymple, EMU On the Optimized Shift Transformation for Normality
 Tim Carroll, EMU The Archimedes Palimpsest
 Eden Donahou, Seminole State C of Florida Getting Students Invested in Learning (ALEKS demonstration sponsored by McGrawHill)
 Daniel Drucker, WSU Volumes and Surface Areas of nBalls
 Gabriela Dumitrascu, EMU The Mathematical Practice of Generalization
 Paul Francoeur, Michael Esch, and Caleb Yonker, GVSU Some Applications of Bifurcation Theory
 Olivier HeuboKwegna, SVSU On Hyper Structures: the BCKAlgebra's Case
 Eric Holmgren, GVSU Rook Polynomials and Number Theory
 Khairul Islam, EMU Mathematical Modeling in Introductory Calculus: Applications with Reallife Problems
 Raymond Jensen, Trine U An Alternative Proof of the Chain Rule for Multivariable Functions
 Alia Khurram, Adrian C Gibbs Phenomena in Two Dimensions
 Yeonhyang Kim, CMU Diagram Vectors and Tight Frame Scaling in Finite Dimensions
 Elaine Lande, UM Mathematical Language, Symbolism and Meaning: The ‘Minus’ Sign
 Douglas A. Lapp, CMU Using Dynamic Computer Algebra Systems to Develop Concepts in Abstract Algebra
 Vincent Maltese and Khadija Ahmed, Monroe County CC An Emporium Model Redesign of Developmental Mathematics
 Arundhati Bagchi Misra, SVSU Modified Chambolle Method for Speckle Image Denoising
 Edmond Nadler, UM Singularity of Cubic Bezier Curves and Surfaces
 Emmanuel Ncheuguim, SVSU Solution to a Nonlinear BlackScholes Equation
 Kurt O'Hearn, Mike Phillips, and Matthew Plante, GVSU A Weak Order on Ordered Set Partitions
 Bryan Phinezy, WMU From Combinatorial Puzzles to Graph Colorings
 Thomas Plante, CMU The BaseHeight Property
 Mahmoud Rawashdeh, Jordan U of Science and Technology New Generalization of fSimultaneous Approximation in Topological Vector Spaces
 Tanweer J. Shapla, EMU Teaching Elementary Statistics Using Excel
 Shanna SimpsonSingleton, EMU A Mathematical Model of the Correlation of Mood in Bipolar Disorder
 Luis Sordo Vieira, WSU Isoperimetry in the Plane with Density e^r
 Joseph D Walsh III, WMU NeighborDistinguishing Metric Sets in Graphs
 Tharanga Mahesh Kumara Wijetunge, CMU PreService Teachers and the TINavigator: Do They Identify What They Can Do with Technology?
 Swee Meng Yong and Khairul Islam, EMU Survival and Associated Risk of Lung Cancer Patients in Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program
 Guangliang Zhao, WSU Regularization and Stabilization of Randomly Switching Dynamic Systems
Michigan NExT is sponsoring a
symposium on undergraduate research on Friday afternoon.
The conference includes several activities intended especially for
undergraduate students.
The Ron Mosier Memorial Award
will be presented to the student(s) with the most outstanding talk.
On Friday evening, the conference will host a pizza party and informal mathematics competition for students. Students are invited to attend the plenary talk after dinner.
The 2012 Program Committee consists of
Dan Isaksen (WSU),
Matt Boelkins (GVSU),
Kristin Chatas (Washtenaw CC),
and Hasan AlHalees (SVSU).
Contact
For questions about the program, contact
Dan Isaksen (isaksen at math.wayne.edu).
For questions about the local arrangements, contact
Hasan AlHalees (hhalees at svsu.edu).