WILLIAM V. THAYER







Education:

Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis 1988 Education (4.5 Quarter Hours)

Washington University 1982 Mathematics (22.5)

Utah State University 1972 Mathematics (19)

The University of Toledo 1970 M.S. & Ed. Mathematics (22.5) Education (22)

The University of Akron 1966 Mathematics (12)

The Defiance College 1964 B.S. Mathematics (43.5) Physical Science (54) Education (39)

Rossford High School (Ohio) 1960 College Prep.

Certificates:

Environmental Ed. Enterprises, E3 1995 Topics in Advanced Risk Assessment Certificate of Completion

Teacher's Certificate 1989 Missouri Mathematics 7-12 Physical Science 7-12

Teacher's Certificate 1973 North Carolina Mathematics 7-12 Physical Science 7-12

Teacher's Certificate 1973 Ohio Mathematics 7-12 Physical Science 7-12

Airstream Western (FAA) 1972 Private Pilot

Oak Ridge Associated Univ. 1968 Radioisotope Theory and Technique

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1958 Small Boat Seamanship

Ohio University 1958 Summer Science Workshop

Awards:

Access Program at Meramec 1995 Meritorious Service Certificate of Recognition

Math. Association of America 1995 Honor for 25 years of membership

National Science Foundation 1993 Calculus Reform Workshop - University of Missouri - St. Louis

National Science Foundation 1993 2nd Conference on the Teaching of Calculus - Harvard University

Phi Theta Kappa 1985 Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award

SLCC at Meramec Faculty 1985 Innovator of the Year (League for Innovation in the Comm. Coll.)

National Science Foundation 1968 Grant: College Math Instructors - Utah State University - Logan

High School Geometry Class 1966 Trophy from students

Ohio Academy of Science 1957/60 Numerous Awards for Science Projects in state wide competitions

Experience:

St. Louis Comm. Coll. at Meramec 1983/2011 Associate Professor of Mathematics

Washington University - Univ. College 1982/2004 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

St. Louis Comm. Coll. at Forest Park 1975 & 82 Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Part Time)

Washington University 1981/82 Teaching Fellow

Fountain Valley School (Colorado) 1978/81 Mathematics Instructor & Mountain Campus Director

John Burroughs School 1974/78 (and Summer 1981) Mathematics Instructor

Lindenwood College 1975 Physical Science Instructor (Part Time)

Verde Valley School (Arizona) 1973/74 Mathematics and Physics Instructor, Athletic Director

Utah State University (Utah) 1972 Graduate Assistant in Mathematics

Sedgefield Junior High (N. C.) 1971/72 Mathematics and Science Teacher

Queens College (North Carolina)1971/72 Mathematics Instructor (Part Time)

Barber-Scotia College (N. C.) 1970/71 Mathematics Instructor

The Defiance College (Ohio) 1966/70 Mathematics and Physics Instructor

Wooster High School (Ohio) 1964/66 Mathematics Teacher

Summer Experiences (other than teaching) Quality Control Technician, Chemistry Lab Assistant, Industrial Construction Work, Small Engine Repair, & Environmental Organizations

Organizations and Professional Association Past Memberships:

MOMATYC, Missouri Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

MEGSL, Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis

IJA and The Saint Louis Juggling Club

Published:

Geometry, St. Louis Style: Demonstrating Analytic Geometry Through the Built Environment, Consortium: The Newsletter of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, COMAP, Inc., Number 53, Spring 1995

Analytic Geometry Sculptures in St. Louis, MO, SLCC-Meramec Math. Dept., 1993

Owner's Manual for The Gateway Arch, Saint Louis, MO, SLCC-Meramec Math. Dept., 1993

Mathematics Of The St. Louis Science Center Planetarium, SLCC- Meramec Math. Dept., 1989

The Mathematics and Architecture of the Saint Louis Arch, SLCC- Meramec Math. Dept., 1988

The St. Louis Arch Problem, Module 638, Modules in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, UMAP Modules 1983 Tools For Teaching, COMAP, Inc., 1983

Mountain Campus Mathematics I, Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1980

Mathematical Models for Formal Thought, Contributions to Mathematics Education #3, Robert R. Buell, Editor, University of Toledo, 1971

Related Publications (derived from or inspired by my projects):

St. Louis Gateway Arch material, problems and/or data in or for:

Demos with Positive Impact, A Project to Connect Mathematics Instructors to Effective Teaching Tools, Acknowledgements, Temple University and Georgia University with NSF funding, 2002.

Roland E. Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, & Bruce H. Edwards, (1994). Calculus with Analytic Geometry Fifth Edition (pp. 398 & 440). Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company.

C. H. Edwards, Jr. & David E. Penney, (1994). Project: Mathematics of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Calculus with Analytic Geometry Fourth Edition (pp. 477-478) and in seven laboratory manuals entitled Calculus Using ...[technology]... (pp. 53-54 in DERIVE manual). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Robert Ellis & Denny Gulick (1994). Calculus with Analytic Geometry Fifth Edition (pp. 387 & 390). New York,NY: Saunders College Publishing, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Michael J. Crosbie (1983). Is It a Catenary?, The AIA Journal, VOL. 72, NO. 6 (pp.78-79). Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects.

Jefferson Barracks Bridge inspired author's use of bridge info., problem and/or data:

Allen R. Angel (1996). Elementary Algebra (ch. 10.4). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.

St. Louis Science Center Planetarium problems and/or data in:

Raymond A. Barnett & Michael R. Ziegler (1993). College Algebra Fifth Edition (p. 602). Englewood, CO: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Inequality Poem sponsored for student:

Julie Ashmore (1977). Reader Reactions: How to Graph an Inequality, The Mathematics Teacher, Dec. Issue. Washington, Dc: NCTM (This poem later appeared in two algebra textbooks.)

Presentations 1996 to present and:

1994 The St. Louis Mathematics Day Trip for college algebra authors Linda L. Exley and Vincent K. Smith during August mathematics department meetings.

1990 MATH DAY for South Iron R-1 High School Students sponsored by Brenda Taylor, Annapolis, Missouri, 63620, on April 10. The St. Louis Mathematics Day Trip" Started at 9:00 A.M. in the St. Louis Community College Administrative Center's Board Room with a lecture on the geometry of the Arch. Trip to the top of the Arch and a trip to the Planetarium in Forest Park. Finished about 3:00 P.M.

1990 Interface 90 Mathematics and Science Teachers Conference sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in cooperation with the Missouri Education Center at Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri on February 26 and 27. Mathematics of the St. Louis Science Center Planetarium and The Mathematics and Architecture of the St. Louis Arch

1989 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Fifteenth Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28. Mathematics of the St. Louis Science Center Planetarium" Surrounding a thirty foot hemisphere and standing on a 15.5 foot glass cylinder of radius 70.5 feet is a striking architectural use of a hyperboloid of revolution of one sheet ... [chosen to reflect] ... the drama and excitement of space exploration." (Martin Gardner, Scientific American, September, 1977, page 39. Mathematical Games, On Conic Sections, Ruled Surfaces and Other Manifestations of the Hyperbola, pages 39-42. )

1988 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Central Regional Conference hosted by Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis, Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics in St. Louis, Missouri on October 27. Mathematics of the St. Louis Arch

1988 The 66th Annual Meeting of Teachers of Mathematics sponsored by NCTM in Chicago, Illinois on April 6. The Mathematics and Architecture of the Saint Louis Arch

1988 Midwest Education & Technology Conference sponsored by RCET (Regional Consortium for Education and Technology), MSEC (Mathematics and Science Education Center), Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and St. Louis Principals' Academy in St. Louis, Missouri during February. Mathematics of the Science Center Planetarium

1988 Parkway North High School Mathematics Club sponsored by Ms. Bonnie Hayman, 851 8339 or 966 2024, 12680 Fee Fee Road, on January 13. The St. Louis Arch - Its Mathematics and Architecture

1987 Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis sponsored by Mr. Bob Carmen, 837 5252 or 839 0403, at UMSL on November 21 at 10:30. The St. Louis Arch - Its Mathematics and Architecture

1987 Midwest Education & Technology Conference sponsored by RCET (Regional Consortium for Education and Technology), MSEC (Mathematics and Science Education Center), Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and St. Louis Principals' Academy in St. Louis, Missouri on February 14. Mathematics of the Gateway Arch

1985 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Eleventh Annual Convention in Memphis, Tennessee on November 3. The St. Louis Arch - If you happen to head up the Mississippi a few miles, you will undoubtedly notice a marvel of modern technology called the GATEWAY TO THE WEST.

1983 Harrisburg Area Community College Mathematics, Engineering, and Technologies Faculty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on January. Theme: Present notoriety of work done two decades ago by Dr. Lee E. Boyer Assisted by Edward Chris Thayer. Using The Mathematics Of The St. Louis Arch In Your Mathematics Class

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