Decades later, math professor continues to influence Wisconsin educators
Posted on November 20, 2017
From the Summer 2017 special edition of the Wisconsin Teacher of Mathematics, dedicated to Sister Mary Patronia Van Straten.
Sister Petronia Van Straten began teaching at Mount Mary in 1947, served as chairman of the math department for over 20 years beginning in 1965, and continued to teach up until her death in January, 1987. She died just short of 40 years of service at Mount Mary.
“Her influence helped to shape the Mathematics Department at Mount Mary College … and mathematics education within the United States.”