In the history of the Missouri Section of the MAA, some of the more interesting people who influenced the growth and development of the section through the years were and are women. In this chapter, we discuss the contributions of a few (certainly not all) of these women to the Missouri Section and mathematics as a whole, including Emily Kathryn Wyant (founder of KME), Margaret F. Willerding (who dealt with sexism in the 1940s), Maria Castellani (an official in Mussolini’s Italy before coming to America), and T. Christine Stevens (co-founder of Project NExT). Without them, and others like them, both mathematics and the Missouri Section of the MAA would be poorer.


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Chapter 7 of Women in Mathematics Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America Beery, J.; Greenwald, S.; Jensen-Vallin, J.; Mast, M. (Eds.) 2017, XII, 405 p. 57 illus., 39 illus. in color

Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 10)

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Mathematics; Missouri; MAA; Women; Myth; Staircase; Landing

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01 Jan 2017

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