Augusta Schurrer (1925-2015)
I came across this by chance, but my Calculus II professor, Augusta Schurrer, this past January 1 at the age of 89. I was her student in her 47th -- and last -- year at the University of Northern Iowa, where she joined the faculty in 1950. Some has been written about her life in a book called "Women Succeeding in the Sciences," which explains how she entered Hunter College in 1941 at the age of 15 and then went to Wisconsin-Madison for a PhD in 1945. During World War II college mathematics departments were more open to taking female students, and Schurrer figured that had she arrived in Madison a few years later she wouldn't have gotten the assistantships and financial support she received.