1962 – She was born on the 7th day of March of this year in Karnal, Haryana, India. Kalpana Chawla studied aeronautical engineering at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, India. 1982 – She earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She was one of the three girls in the school at the time. She moved ..
1861 – John Joseph Carty was born at Cambridge, MA, on the 14th of April. 1879 – Carty entered the service of the Bell Telephone Co, when the telephone had just been invented. His first work was in Boston, MA. He received a job as operator in the Boston exchange, at five dollars a week. ..
1936 – Born on July 2nd. Albert Carnesale is a distinguished scholar with outstanding administrative skills and abilities, and he has demonstrated an impressive degree of willingness and enthusiasm to participate in the shared governance of this university. 1981-1991 – He held the Lucius N. Littauer Professorship of Public Policy and Administration at Harvard’s John ..
1753 – Born on May 13th in Nolay, France. French mathematician, politician and engineer. 1797 – He was ousted from the Directory in the coup of 18 Fructidor. 1800 – He was the French Minister of War under Napoleon Bonaparte. 1803 – He wrote the books: La métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal and Géométrie de position. ..
1904 – Born on August 5th in Clinton, Iowa. Donald Campbell was one of four Exxon Research & Engineering Co. (ER&E) inventors who revolutionized the petroleum industry through fluid catalytic cracking, a process that greatly increases the yield of high-octane gasoline from crude oil. – He first attended Iowa State University, then MIT ..
1890 – Born on March 11th in Everett, Massachusetts. American electrical engineer and administrator who developed the Differential Analyzer and oversaw government mobilization of scientific research during World War II. 1913 – Bush received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Tufts College (Medford, Massachusetts). 1916 – He returned to graduate studies and received ..
1891 – Born on January 6th in Beccles, England. British machinist, trade unionist, communist leader. 1910 – Buck immigrated to Canada in search of a better living. – He was soon immersed in radical working-class politics in Toronto. 1921 – Buck later claimed to have been a founding member of the Communist ..
1887 – Oliver Ellsworth Buckley was born in Sloan, Iowa on the 8th of August. 1909 – Buckley received his preliminary education at public schools and was graduated B.S. at Grinnell (Iowa) College. 1914 – He joined the Western Electric Co. as a research physicist. 1925 – Buckley served as assistant director of research. 1933 ..
1806 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsea, Portsmouth on April 9th. Brunel was one of the most versatile and audacious engineers of the 19th century, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships. 1829 – Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol. A competition was launched for a bridge across the Avon to ..
1769 – He was born on the 25th of April. 1793 – After the French Revolution, he fled to the United States, becoming chief engineer of New York. 1799 – He moved to Britain, which presented greater opportunities for the development of mass-production machinery, and which was the home of his future wife Sophia Kingdom, ..