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Ambrose Swasey (December 19, 1846 – June 15, 1937) was an United States mechanical engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Worcester R. Warner he co-founded the Warner & Swasey Company. Swasey was born near Exeter, New Hampshire  to Nathaniel and Abigail Swasey. He apprenticed as a machinist at the Exeter Machine Works and was afterwards employed a
16 Nov 2022
François-Pierre-Amédée Argand, known as Ami Argand (5 July 1750 – 14 or 24 October 1803) was a Genevan physicist and chemist. He invented the Argand lamp, a great improvement on the traditional oil lamp. Francois-Pierre-Amédée Argand was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the ninth of ten children. His father was a watchmaker, who intended for him to enter the clergy. However, he ha
01 Dec 2022
Dr. Andrew "Andy" W. Jenike (16 April 1914 - 8 August 2003) was an American engineer who developed and expanded the science of bulk material handling. He founded and served as company president for engineering consulting firm Jenike & Johanson, Inc. and published Utah Engineering Experiment Station Bulletins 123 and 108, which introduce the idea of mass flow. Andrew Jenike was born in Poland
18 Nov 2022
Anousheh Ansari (Persian: Anuŝe Ansāri; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th
17 Nov 2022
Antônio Luz Furtado
Antonio Luz Furtado (born 1934) is a Brazilian computer scientist and Professor of Computer Science known for his work in databases and conceptual modeling. Furtado received undergrad degrees in Economics from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1964) and Law from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1957), a M.Sc. in Computer Science from PUC-Rio (1969), a M.A. in Business Administr
13 Dec 2022
Arthur Robert Kantrowitz (October 20, 1913 – November 29, 2008) was an United States scientist, engineer, and educator. Kantrowitz grew up in The Bronx, and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He earned his B.S., M.A. and, in 1947, his Ph.D. degrees in physics from Columbia University. Kantrowitz was born in New York City on October 28, 1913. His mother was a costume designer and
16 Dec 2022
August Eduard Komendant (October 2, 1906 – September 14, 1992) was an Estonian and United States structural engineer and a pioneer in the field of prestressed concrete, which can be used to build stronger and more graceful structures than normal concrete. He was born in Estonia and educated in engineering in Germany. After World War II he immigrated to the United States, where he wrote several
13 Dec 2022
Avery Robert Fisher (March 4, 1906 – February 26, 1994) was an amateur violinist, pioneer in the field of sound reproduction, and founder of once prestigious Fisher Electronics. He served on the board for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Marlboro Festival. He also established the Avery Fisher Artist Program that
30 Dec 2022
Barbara Ann Oakley (née Grim, November 24, 1955) is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She is involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education, to engineering education, to learning practices. Most recently, Oakley has co-created and taught Learning How To Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, the world's most popular online course.[1
05 Dec 2022
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis CBE FRS RDI FRAeS (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis wa
06 Dec 2022
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