## University of Missouri-Columbia
| |

## Registration • Schedule • Contributed Talks • Accommodations • Directions • Bowling • 5k Race Entry Form • Collegiate Mathematics Competition • Electronic Proceedings • MAA Missouri Section |

7:30-10:00 p.m. Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition (Columns C, Reynolds Alumni Center)

8:30-11:00 a.m. Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition (Columns C, Reynolds
Alumni Center)

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration (106 General Classroom
Building)

12:45-1:00 p.m. Ted Tarkow (Associate Dean of Arts &
Science, University of Missouri-Columbia) *Opening Remarks *(Allen Auditorium, Arts
& Science)

1:00-1:50 p.m. Steven Rudich (MAA Polya Lecturer and
Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University) *A Bird's Eye View
of the P vs. NP Problem*. (Allen Auditorium, Arts
& Science)

2:00-5:00 p.m. Displays, Exhibits, MAA Book Sale (104 General Classroom
Building)

2:15-3:10 p.m. Contributed Papers (General Classroom
Building)

2:15-2:30 |
2:35-2:50 |
2:55-3:10 | |

GCB 105 |
Matt Sealy (Truman)The Lattice of Subvarieties of
HSP(S+)* |
Curtis Cooper (CMSU)The Discovery of the 43rd Mersenne
Prime |
Shing So & Al Tinsley (CMSU)Generalizations of the
Pythagorean Theorem in Euclidean Geometry* |

GCB 109 |
Brian Birgen (Wartburg)Civic Engagement in a Finite Math
Course |
Tim Ray (SEMO)Where Does the Ladder Hit?* |
John Koelzer (Rockhurst)Anagram Primes: A Work in
Progress* |

GCB 114 |
Charlie Smith (Park)Primality Leads to Perfection in Alexandria
and Warrensburg* |
David Failing** (Truman)Self-generating Sets, Missing Blocks,
and Substitutions* |
Mary Shepherd (NWMS)Have You Read the Textbook You Teach
From* |

GCB 124 |
Elias Saab (UMC)The Missouri Mathonline Test and
Evaluation Website |

**The speaker is a student.

3:15-3:45 p.m. Leon Hall (UMR) *The Early Years of the Missouri
Section** (105
General Classroom Building)

4:05-5:00 p.m. Contributed Papers (General Classroom
Building)

4:05-4:20 |
4:25-4:40 |
4:45-5:00 | |

GCB 105 |
Robert Roe (UMR)Learning to Use Moore/Inquiry Method Through
Mentoring* |
Shing So & Mahmoud Yousef (CMSU)Modified Moore Method in a
College Trigonometry Class* |
Haohao Wang (SEMO)Learn to Teach with Modified Moore
Method* |

GCB 109 |
Keith Brandt (Rockhurst)Exploring Schur Numbers* |
Ben Braun** (Washington U)Oh, What a Change of Basis Can
Do!* |
Hang Chen (CMSU)Construction of some tournaments |

GCB 114 |
W.Y. Chan (SEMO)Global Existence of Solutions for Degenerate
Semilinear Parabolic Equations with a Sink at the Boundary |
Ioana Sirbu (Western Illinois)Completeness of Spherically
Symmetric Correlated Gaussians |
Oksana Bihun** & Carmen Chicone (UMC)Distortion Minimal
Morphing: The Theory for Stretching* |

GCB 117 |
Marina Dombrovskay** (SLU)Non-discrete Topologies for Abelian
Groups* |
Mark Pedigo** (SLU)Visual Representations of p-adic
Numbers* |
Ashley Reynolds** (SLU)A Calculus Student's Dream: A
Generalized Power Rule* |

**The speaker is a student.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Banquet. Lisa Sattenspiel (Professor of
Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia) *Why Canadian Fur Trappers
Should Stay in Bed When They Have the Flu: Modeling the Geographic Spread of
Infectious Diseases*. (Reynolds Alumni
Center)

10:00 p.m.-Midnight Extreme Bowling (Town & Country
Lanes)

6:15-7:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk (MKT
Trail)

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast meeting of Department Chairs and MAA
Laisons (Reynolds
Alumni Center)

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Registration, Displays, Exhibits,
MAA Book Sale (104
& 106 General Classroom Building)

8:45-9:40 a.m. Contributed Papers
(General Classroom
Building)

8:45-9:00 |
9:05-9:20 |
9:25-9:40 | |

GCB 105 |
Jerzy Wojdylo (SEMO)Public Key Cryptography with TI Voyage
200* |
Dale Bachman (CMSU)Shank's Algorithm and Elliptic Curve
Cryptography I* |
Dale Bachman (CMSU)Shank's Algorithm and Elliptic Curve
Cryptography II* |

GCB 109 |
Amanda Lewis** (UMC)A Proof of Green's Theorem: Reasoning by
Contradiction* |
Bob Robertson (Drury)An Improper Application of Green's
Theorem* |
Paul Deiermann (SEMO)Solution to Monthly Problem 11159 via
Residue Theory* |

GCB 114 |
Haohao Wang (SEMO)An Application of Syzygies* |
Lianwen Wang (CMSU)Optimal Control of Nonautonomous Algebraic
Differential Inclusions |
Laura Smith** (NWMS)Strategies and Recommendations for Using
Math Textbooks* |

GCB 117 |
James Guffey (Truman)USCOTS and Involving My Students in Their
Introductory Statistics Class* |
George Wang** (Truman)Computational Modeling of Flight
Characteristics for Extant and Fossil Saccate Pollen Grains* |
T. Christine Stevens (SLU) & John W. Short (Sam Houston
State)Making Sequences of Real Numbers Converge to
Zero* |

**The speaker is a student.

10:00-10:50 a.m. John Kenelly, Treasurer of the MAA, *The
Mathematics of Testing and Vice Versa*. (Allen Auditorium, Arts
& Science)

11:00-11:50 a.m. Business Meeting (Allen Auditorium, Arts
& Science)