Henry Pollak

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
  • Donald J. Albers


Henry Pollak, Director of Mathematics Research at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, served as Chairman of the program committee for ICME IV. Dr. Pollak is a research mathematician who heads one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative industrial research groups. Yet he devotes a considerable part of his professional energy to mathematics education, because the Bell System, like industry generally, has a tremendous stake in education. Indeed, Bell Labs spends each year about $1000 per employee on continuing education. “It is not at all surprising that Bell Labs should have a major interest in education, because it is so important to us. My personal conviction is that I ought to devote some time to education. I see the result of the educational system as we hire people, and I have ideas as what needs to be done.”


Teaching Teacher Mathematics Education Educational System Considerable Part Major Interest 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
    • 1
  • Donald J. Albers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSt. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldUSA
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentMenlo CollegeMenlo ParkUSA

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