George Mason College mourns the latest passing of Jeng-Eng “Jerry” Lin, Professor, Section of Mathematical Sciences in the Higher education of Science.
Lin, 74, of Los Osos, California passed away on Friday, Might 20, 2022 owing to issues of lymphoma. He was born on July 13, 1947, the next in a household of six sons, and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his doctorate in arithmetic from Brown College and was a professor at George Mason College for 33 many years. During that time he expended lots of several hours in local community provider, donating his time to bolster Chinese-American and underprivileged communities.
“Jerry’s appreciate of mathematics was ideal expressed by his outreach to young kids,” stated his colleague Sandy Saperstone.
Lin established Mason’s Math Enrichment Method, a summertime system for youngsters in middle and substantial university to consider courses in an accelerated learning atmosphere, in 1994.
“Eventually the application became so well known that he experienced to enlist Mason school to educate these courses,” Saperstone included.
“I have no question that Mason’s profile grew within just the regional community partly owing to Jerry’s outreach things to do,” reported Mathematics Professor Flavia Colonna, who remembered him as heat, caring and easily susceptible to smiling.
Colonna also remembered Lin’s participation and contributions to discussions in Mason’s Academic Variety Committee encompassing procedures for improving and embracing diverse cultures and ethnicities throughout the college.
As an undergraduate and graduate coordinator, Colonna read from learners how properly-liked Lin was. “I also discovered from the students that he was very humorous in the classroom,” Colonna added.
Padhu Seshaiyer referred to Lin as a “pretty sturdy mathematician and a very humble particular person.” Jim Lawrence, who started off at Mason the very same year as Lin, called him a “soft-spoken, generous particular person who freely gave assist, and who was a critical educator.”
Mason’s Mathematical Sciences department chair Maria Emelianenko said the division will keep on Lin’s math camps for K-12 college students. Donations to the George Mason University Basis in memory of Lin will help hold the camps heading.
“We hope to keep on his legacy by accumulating resources to support our outreach and enrichment endeavours that ended up such an significant target of Jerry’s everyday living and time at Mason,” Emelianenko explained.
“Jerry was a type and generous individual and a excellent mathematician,” Emelianenko said. “He built a great influence on the broader mathematical group, and we all have a good deal to be grateful to him for. He will be sorely missed.”
Lin is survived by his wife, Shu-Ping his two youngsters, Oliver and Joyce their spouses Talia and Ian and five grandchildren.