Happy Birthday to Manuel Phillip Berriozábal

Happy Birthday to Manuel Phillip Berriozábal, an educator, mathematician, and humanitarian born on July 21, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas.  Berriozábal’s life is a passionate commitment to developing programs to help Hispanic and other minority students to stay in school and to succeed at higher level education.  His focus has been on mathematics, and in 1988, his findings were incorporated into a pilot program for freshman engineering students called ” The Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program: A Model for a Statewide Precollege Intervention Program.”  Berriozábal also contributed to a task force that examined the problems posed for minority students in studying mathematics. His analysis was included in a 1989 paper titled “Why Hasn’t Mathematics Worked for Minorities?”

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