Richard A. Tapia, Mathematician and Educator

Happy Birthday to Richard A. Tapia, a noted mathematician and educator, born in Santa Monica, California on March 25, 1939. Tapia’s parents were immigrants from Mexico. He earned a BA, MA, and Ph D from the University of California at Los Angeles. Among other numerous awards, Tapia was named one of the twenty most influential leaders in minority mathematics education in 1990. He is the author of more than 80 technical papers as well as a textbook.

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