In Memoriam: William E. Boyce

William BoyceTAA member William E. Boyce, Professor Emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and author of several textbooks, including Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (11e), and many monographs and journal articles, died on November 4, 2019.

Boyce joined TAA in 1987 and became a Lifetime Emeritus Member last year.

He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Rhodes College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1993, he became the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rensselaer and at retirement was awarded the title Edward P. Hamilton Professor Emeritus. Boyce was chairman of the Department of Mathematics Graduate Committee and coordinator of Master of Science program in Applied Mathematics and very involved in course and curriculum development all through his career.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of William Edward Boyce to Unity House of Troy, Inc. 2431 6th Ave., Troy, NY, 12180.