History of the Conference
THE ANJA S. GREER CONFERENCE
ON SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Were it not for Anja S. Greer's influence and inspiration, there wouldn't be a Mathematics and Technology Conference today. After returning from a week-long conference on Pascal programming, Anja, a member of the mathematics department, decided that Exeter could host a similar conference. She enlisted the help of many others in and out of the mathematics department, and in the summer of 1985 the first Conference on Secondary School Mathematics and Computers at Phillips Exeter Academy was held. Subsequently the name of the conference was changed to the Conference on Secondary School Mathematics and Technology, as calculators made their appearance. To honor Anja's inspiration, vision and courage, the conference was renamed in the summer of 1997 to the Anja S. Greer Conference on Secondary School Mathematics and Technology. In April of 1998, Anja Greer lost her battle with breast cancer. When, in 2001, science courses were offered alongside mathematics courses, the conference name was changed to the current Anja S. Greer Conference on Secondary School Mathematics, Science and Technology. While the conference name remains the same, the primary focus of the conference will be mathematics education and, under the umbrella of the Anja S. Greer Conference, Exeter offers the Biology Institute at Exeter.