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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Fern Hunt

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Mathematician Fern Y. Hunt was born on January 14, 1948 in New York City. Her grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, Hunt earned her A.B. degree in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College. She entered New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematics where she earned her M.S. degree and later her Ph.D. degree in 1978. Hunt served as an associate professor with Howard University's Mathematics Department from 1978 to 1993. She went on to start her career with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the computing and applied mathematics laboratory. Hunt's research interests are focused on applied probability and dynamical systems, as well as biomathematics. She served as a consultant for organizations such as the National Bureau of Standards and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2000, Hunt was honored with the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Federal Service.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
178 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Fern Hunt
Fern Hunt
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2012 September 14.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 57 min., 26 sec.)) : sound, color
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