Monday, July 23, 2007
Dwayne Cameron -- an award-winning mathematician who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching -- died of a heart attack. He was 60.Born in Middleborough in 1947, Mr. Cameron attended Memorial High School, from which he graduated in 1965. He received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Kansas State University in 1969 and a master's degree in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire in 1980.In addition to being a presidential award winner, he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Statistics at Princeton, an inductee to the Massachusetts Mathematics Teachers Hall of Fame, a Tandy Technology Scholar in Mathematics, a recipient of the Mary P. Dolciani scholarship, and a participant in a variety of National Science Foundation projects.Mr. Cameron started teaching in 1969 at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, and taught there until he retired in 2005.