As always, the Ship Math Department was very active at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Here is a list of many of the things we did this year.

**Dr. Lenny Jones**presented*A Class of Irreducible Polynomials*in AMS session on Lattices, Polynomials, and Linear Algebra. This is joint work with**Dr. Joshua Harrington**.**Dr. James Hamblin**presented*Using Common Final Questions to Assess Proof*in the MAA session on Assessment of Proof Writing Throughout the Mathematics Major. He also co-organized the MAA Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion entitled, "Assistive Technologies for Math Students and Faculty with Disabilities."**Dr. Doug Ensley**was the guest lecturer for WEB SIGMAA's "Mathematics Instruction Using the Web." His presentation was titled*Mobile Math Apps.*He also presented*Mobile Math Apps*in the MAA Poster Session of Project Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.**Dr. Ji Young Choi**presented*Vertical Recurrence Relations for Stirling Numbers of the Second Kind*in the AMS session on combinatorics.**Dr. Kimberly Presser**presented*Using Daily Quizzes to Build Proof Skills in a Real Analysis Course*in the MAA session on Topics and Techniques for Teaching Real Analysis. She also co-organized the following MAA General Contributed Paper Sessions:- Probability and Statistics
- Teaching Introductory Mathematics
- Research in Number Theory
- Mathematics Education
- Research in Algebra and Topology
- Graph Theory and Combinatorics
- Teaching Mathematics Beyond the Calculus Sequence
- Interdisciplinary Topics
- Research in Geometry and Linear Algebra
- Modeling and Applications of Mathematics
- Research in Applied Mathematics
- Calculus
- Assorted Topics
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Assessment and Outreach
- Mathematics and Technology
**Dr. Joshua Harrington**presented*The Reducibility of Constant-Perturbed Products of Cyclotomic Polynomials*in the MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Research in Number Theory. This is joint work with**Dr. Lenny Jones**and**Dr. Daniel White**.**Drs. Kate McGivney**and**Sarah Bryant**presented*Retaining and Advancing Female STEM Faculty at Teaching-Focused Institutions*in the MAA session on Programs and Approaches for Mentoring Women and Minorities in Mathematics.**Dr. Paul Taylor**presented*Two Short Projects for Improving Financial Literacy*in the MAA session on Projects, Demonstrations, and Activities that Engage Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.**Dr. Ben Galluzzo**presented*Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics*in the MAA Poster Session of Project Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education. He also co-organized the "MAA Session on USE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in the Introductory Mathematics Classroom."**Dr. Deborah Gochenaur**presented*Mathematics - for life, for love, for a living*in the MAA session on Student Activities. This is joint work with**Dr. Luis Melara**. She also co-organized the MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers Panel Discussion entitled, "Mathematicians Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics."**Mr. Grant Innerst**presented*Statistical Crowd Counting*in the MAA session on Data, Modeling, and Computing in the Introductory Statistics Course. This is joint work with**Dr. Ben Galluzzo.****Dr. Dave Kennedy**presented*How Math Can Lead You to Fantasy Football Glory*in the MAA session on Mathematics and Sports. This is joint work with**Dr. Ben Galluzzo**.**Dr. Marc Renault**presented*Properties of the (a,b)-Fibonacci Sequence, Modulo m*in the MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Assorted Topics.**Ms. Alicia Lamarche**presented*Representing Integers as the Sum of Two Squares in the Ring Z_n*in the AMS session on Combinatorics and Number Theory. This is joint work with**Drs. Lenny Jones**and**Joshua Harrington**.