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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A pioneering woman in mathematics

Born December 16, 1932, Grace Alele-Williams is now 80 years old.
Prof. Grace Alele-Williams
She has a brilliant reputation as a pioneering educationist, being
  • the first Nigerian woman to receive a doctorate degree (University of Chicago, 1963) 
  • the first female professor of mathematics education in Nigeria
  • the first female Vice Chancellor of a Nigerian university  (University of Benin, 1985-1992). 
    me and Dr. Williams at the ball (Sept 30, 2011)
 References: 
Women mathematicians at agnesscott.edu: A biography of Grace Alele-Williams
Punch Newspaper: Grace Alele-Williams hits 80
Wikipedia: Grace Alele-Williams 
YNaija: Photos from the TW Phoenix Gala Celebrating Matriachs and Protegées
Bellanaija: About the Phoenix Gala by TW (Today's Woman) Magazine, with photos  
AMU-CHMA: African Mathematical Union - Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa

2 comments:

  1. The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice reinforce the importance of analyzing information and modeling it with mathematics; in particular, standard four—Model with Mathematics—calls it out specifically. help me with maths

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  2. This is crossposted from the MPE2013 blog, help me with math and written by John Baez and David Tanzer.

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