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Title Women in mathematics : celebrating the centennial of the Mathematical Association of America / edited by Janet L. Beery, Sarah J. Greenwald, Jacqueline A. Jensen-Vallin, Maura B. Mast
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xii, 405 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Association for women in mathematics series, 2364-5733 ; volume 10
Association for women in mathematics series ; volume 10
Note Women in Mathematics: Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America -- Part I -- 1. Fostering Academic and Mathematical Excellence at Girton College 1870-1940 -- 2. Pioneers: The Pre-1940s PhD's -- 3. Kate Hey and Margaret Matchett - Two Women PhD Students of Emil Artin -- 4. Making Her Mark on a Century of Turmoil and Triumph: A Tribute to Polish Women in Mathematics -- 5. Toward a Documentary History of American Women Mathematics PhDs: The Doctoral Classes of 1940-1959 -- 6. Excellence and Devotion: Black Women in Mathematics in the United States -- 7. Founders, Feminists, and a Fascist - Some Notable Women in the Missouri Section of the MAA -- 8. Celebrating the Contributions of Three Women in Mathematics Teaching and Learning -- 9. The Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship -- 10. Mathematics, Live! Contemporary perspectives on a life and career in Mathematics -- Part II -- 11. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): A pioneer of data visualization -- 12. Constance Marks and the Educational Times -- 13. The Two Mathematical Careers of Emmy Noether -- 14. In Her Own Words: The Personal Perspectives of Mina Rees -- 15. An Ambition to Give: Gertrude Cox's Institution Building at Home and Abroad -- 16. Norma G. Hernandez: A Pioneer -- Part III -- 17. Modern and Pure: Teaching Geometry in Early Twentieth-Century Women's Colleges -- 18. Using Humor to Combat Inequalities -- 19. Teaching Students about Women in Mathematics: An Interview with Two Course Designers -- 20. An EDGE in Mathematics for Women: The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Program -- 21. The Daughters of Hypatia: Dancing the Stories of Women in Mathematics
This collection of refereed papers celebrates the contributions, achievements, and progress of female mathematicians, mostly in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emerging from the themed paper session "The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting" at MAA's 2015 MathFest, this volume contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition on women and mathematics, including biographies, histories, and cultural discussions. The multiplicity of authors also ensures a wide variety of perspectives. In inspiring and informative chapters, the authors featured in this volume reflect on the accomplishments of women in mathematics, showcasing the changes in mathematical culture that resulted as more women obtained tenure-track and tenured academic positions, received prestigious awards and honors, served in leadership roles in professional societies, and became more visibly active in the mathematical community. Readers will find discussions of mathematical excellence at Girton College, Cambridge, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; of perseverance by Polish women in mathematics during and after World War II and by Black women in mathematics in the United States from the 1880s onward; and of the impact of outreach programs ranging from EDGE's promotion of graduate education to the Daughters of Hypatia dance performances. The volume also provides informative biographies of a variety of women from mathematics and statistics, many of them well-known and others less well-known, including Charlotte Angas Scott, Emmy Noether, Mina Rees, Gertrude Cox, Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Norma Hernandez, Deborah Tepper Haimo, and Teri Perl. These essays provide compelling reading for a wide audience, including mathematicians, historians of science, teachers of mathematics, and students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Anyone interested in attracting more girls and women as students, faculty, and/or employees will also find this volume engaging and enlightening
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Women mathematicians -- History
Mathematics -- History
Mathematics
History of Mathematical Sciences
Alt Author Beery, Janet L., editor
Greenwald, Sarah J., editor
Jensen-Vallin, Jacqueline A., editor
Mast, Maura B., editor
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