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In Service to Mathematics: The Life and Work of Mina Rees


In Service to Mathematics: The Life and Work of Mina Rees

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    Amy Shell-Gellasch(Author) Brenda Riddell(Cover Design)
Mina Spiegel Rees (1902-1997) was an American mathematician who had a significant impact on mathematical research and eduction in the United States.She received a PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago, writing under the direction of L.E. Dickson. She was the head of the Mathematical Sciences Division of the Office of Naval Research during World War II and was the Dean of Graduate Studies at CUNY after the war. This book covers in depth Rees' many contributions to the US mathematical scene.

Amy Shell-Gellasch received her Doctor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. Her area of research is the history of mathematics and its uses in teaching. She co-founded the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (HOM SIGMAA) in 2001. In 2003, she founded the HOM SIGMAA Student Paper Contest in the History of Mathematics. She has edited several resource books for educators in the history of mathematics. She will join the Hood College Mathematics Department in the fall of 2012.

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