George and Alexandra Forsythe papers, 1938-1979.
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Engineer and educator. Frederick Emmons Terman began his teaching career at Stanford in 1925 and became a full professor in 1937. In 1937, he also became head of the Electrical Engineering Department. As dean of the School of Engineering (1945-1960) and as Provost (1955-1965) and Vice-President (1959-1965) of the University, Terman played a key role in developing University faculty, research facilities and funding. He interrupted his Stanford career during World War II to direct the Harvard Radi...
The Association for Computing Machinery was founded in 1947 and has grown to become the oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. It maintains the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves a membership in more than one hundred countries with publications, conferences and career resources. The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the ACM are technical communities representing virtually every major area of computing. There are also hundreds of professional and studen...
Secondary education teacher and university instructor in mathematics and computer science and wife of computer scientist George E. Forsythe. From the description of Oral history interview with Alexandra I. Forsythe, 1979 May 16. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288445 Biography Memorial Resolution: George Elmer Forsythe 1917-1972 George E. Forsythe, Professor and Chairman of the De...
George Forsythe was professor of mathematics and computer science (1957-72), Director of the Computation Center and Computer Science Division of the Mathematics Department (1961-65), first Chairman of the Computer Science Department (1965-71). Alexandra Forsythe taught computer science and was known for her interest in women in the science fields. From the description of George and Alexandra Forsythe papers, 1938-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387958 ...
Hungarian mathematician. Educated at the University of Budapest and the University of Paris, Pólya taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich from 1914 to 1940. His students included future Stanford physics professors Felix Bloch and Hans Staub. In 1942 he joined Stanford's Department of Mathematics, whose chairman, Gábor Szegö, had been a fellow student in Hungary. He continued to teach until his 90th birthday in 1977. Following early research on probability, Pólya turned...
Richard Lyman was Stanford's seventh president, serving from September 1970 to the summer of 1980. He first came to Stanford in 1958 to teach in the history department; he served as vice president and provost from 1967 to 1970. Under Lyman's leadership, the university first embarked on rigorous cost control and budget-cutting programs, and then on the ambitious "Campaign for Stanford" to raise $300 million. The successful five-year drive raised $132 million for the university's endowment and add...