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Cable, William J., 1930-2017


Biographical Information

William J. Cable was born June 30, 1930, in Superior, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Colorado with a Master of Science in Mathematics and a Master's of Education. William married Virginia M. Fischer on August 29, 1952, in Stevens Point. He retired from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1994 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

William J. Cable took part in the G. E. Fellowship in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers in 1955 at Purdue University. The objective of the program was to increase the Fellow’s knowledge and understanding of mathematics and its application; to stimulate the Fellow’s enthusiasm for the teaching of high school mathematics; to encourage and help the Fellows in counseling high school students to take mathematics courses; to provide the Fellows with specific mathematical ideas and materials for use inside and outside the classroom; to interest the Fellows in continuing to grow in their understanding and appreciation of mathematics and to increase their effectiveness as teachers and counselors. The six-week session was devoted to three courses (Mathematics 526 – Applied Mathematical Analysis, Mathematics 550 – Elements of Mathematical and Applied Statistics, Mathematics 585 – Algebra and Geometry as Mathematical Systems), a seminar (on teaching and counseling), together with inspection trips to the General Electric Plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana and to various laboratories of Purdue University. Some special lectures were also arranged. The program was under the direction of Professor H. F. S. Jonah, and a teaching staff of members of the Purdue Department of Mathematics and the Statistical Laboratory. Graduate credit was given for each of the courses.

William J Cable taught at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point from 1962-1992.


Program from the 1955 G. E. Fellowship in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Retrieved March 3, 2020 from:

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William J. Cable papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 36
Scope and Contents The William J. Cable papers document Cable's involvement in the 1955 General Electric Mathematics Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers which took place June 20 through July 30, 1955 at Purdue University. It also contains later issues of G.E.M.F. News, a roster of participants from 1953-1958, and pamphlets, brochures and booklets from engineering and mathematics departments of several universities. The collection also consists of photographs William Cable took of the Purdue campus in 1955,...
Dates: 1954 - 1958