Welcome to MAA-Wisconsin Spring 2010 Meeting!


Betty Mayfield (MAA) 
Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler

In the past couple of years, we have celebrated Everything Euler -- his life, his work, his legacy. This talk, which grew out of a summer research project with undergraduate students, examines some female contemporaries of Euler, some famous, some not so famous. We will also look at mathematics that was written both by and for women in the time of Euler.

Betty Mayfield holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Rhode Island. She has taught mathematics at Hood College since 1979, where she is now professor and chair. She holds the Sections of the MAA dear to her heart and has served the MD-DC-VA Section as newsletter editor, chair, and governor, and has won its teaching award. She recently completed a term as first vice president of the MAA.