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r3son8tr
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r3son8tr   4/24/2013 9:42:42 AM
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the moral of this story is "Get the degree but don't enter the field if you want to succeed". Interesting that only one person featured in the article actually created something technical (Hedy Lamarr) but wasn't trained as an engineer, all of the others avoided the field entirely.

Elizabeth M
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News to me
Elizabeth M   4/24/2013 3:48:19 AM
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Thanks for this cool bit of information and retrospective, Chuck. A lot of this is news to me! I guess the moral of hte story is that engineering gives you a good basis for success in many areas! And it makes sense, given the intelligence and logic required. It sets the stage for all kinds of other skills, I think.

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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
TJ McDermott   4/24/2013 2:02:54 AM
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Charles, thank you for a glimpse of history.  This was quite an interesting article.  I didn't know there were ANY engineers in congress; maybe more engineers and fewer lawyers might improve the workflow in DC.

Charles Murray
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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Charles Murray   4/23/2013 8:42:22 PM
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That's what I was afraid of, Dave. The percentage of women in engineering used to be accepted at around 10%. I don't know if it has gone up in recent years, but in the days of Hedy Lamarr and Alfred Hitchcock, it was certainly lower.

Charles Murray
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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Charles Murray   4/23/2013 8:40:12 PM
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Those are good ones, Debera. If we get enough as good as those, maybe we can do a part 2.

Dave Palmer
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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Dave Palmer   4/23/2013 4:24:38 PM
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@jacksos1: Unfortunately, 1 out of 18 more or less reflects the proportion of women engineers as a whole (at least when it comes to mechanical and electrical engineering -- some fields, like chemical or industrial engineering, have a somewhat higher proportion of women).  And several decades ago, which is when most of these people were active, the proportion was even lower.

I recently submitted an article about engineers in the U.S. Congress, which hopefully will be published soon.  Joe Barton, who is included in Chuck's slideshow, is one, but there are a total of 15 in the current Congress; none of them are women. 

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18 Engineers
apresher   4/23/2013 3:21:25 PM
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Chuck,  Very interesting grouping. Next, we'll need to request the list of 18 famous electrical engineers. Thanks.

Debera Harward
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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Debera Harward   4/23/2013 2:29:54 PM
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Surprisingly Yaser Arfat was a civil engineer from university of Cairo

Neil Armstrong has also done BS in aeronautical engineering and MS in aerospace engineering

Roger Corman a film maker has done industrial engineering from Stanfford university

 

Charles Murray
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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Charles Murray   4/23/2013 1:31:39 PM
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I'm not sure why the male/female ratio came out the way it did, jacksos1. There could be a lot of contributing factors, but we certainly didn't try to limit the search to men only. I think the story of Hedy Lamarr might be revealing, however. Today, a great technical mind like hers would likely be encouraged to consider engineering instead of acting. The fact that we drew several of our candidates from that era might have had an effect on the ratio. Whatever the reasons, though, the fact that she didn't have an engineering education makes her achievement all the more amazing. 

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Interesting read...I was almost wondering
jacksos1   4/23/2013 12:14:09 PM
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if the title should be changed to 18 MEN who we didn't know were engineers until I saw the last image.  I guess we don't have as many female engineers doing other high exposure stuff besides engineering (which is cool on it's own!) :)

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