Agnew, Jeanne, 1917-2000

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Le Caine earned her AM in 1939 and her PhD in 1941.

From the description of The theory of small vibrations with some applications to physics : submitted as a minor thesis / Jeanne Le Caine. March 25, 1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512239

Dr. Jeanne Agnew was born in Ontario, Canada, on May 3, 1917. She earned a degrees in mathematics at Queen's University in Canada 1937-1938 and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1941. She worked on the Canadian Nuclear research effort during World War II. Her teaching career at Oklahoma State

University (OSU) began in 1948 when she was hired as a part time instructor. She was appointed Assistant Professor in 1956, Associate Professor in 1962, and Professor in 1969. While working at OSU, Dr. Agnew published two textbooks and later wrote several independent and correspondence study courses. She was an influential teacher of mathematics. She received many awards, including the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1964 and 1978, the Outstanding Educator Award in 1970 and 1975, and two honorary doctorate degrees. In 2005, Dr. Agnew was posthumously inducted into the OSU College of Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Agnew was also involved with several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. Her most notable work in connection with the NSF grants involved gathering and presenting industry-related mathematical problems for undergraduate students in an effort to make mathematics education more applicable. She died on May 8, 2000.

From the description of Agnew (Jeanne), papers 1913-2005 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 224052584

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Birth 1917

Death 2000-05-08



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