Category:American engineering writers
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The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. A. L. A. Himmelwright – Himmelwrights first and second names were given to him by his parents to honor the slain president, Abraham Lincoln, assassinated the year Himmelwright was born. In most of the works he authored he went by the name ALA Himmelwright and he was born on February 7,1865 in Milford, Pennsylvania. In 1894 he was with the Carlin hunting party which left its cook and he purchased land in Stockholm, New Jersey and in 1907 completed a fireproof house made of stone. The former recounted the fate of the Carlin Hunting Party, in which Himmelwright participated and he wrote the account under the pseudomymn Heclawa because of the national notoriety which occurred when the disaster reached the nations newspapers. The groups cook, George Colgate, died in difficult but disputed circumstances, for a discussion of the matter not entirely sympathetic to Himmelwright, see Ladd Hamiltons Snowbound. For Himmelrights perspective, see his book In the Heart of the Bitter-Root Mountains, himmelwrights books on pistol shooting technique were among the most popular American books on the subject and remained in print from 1904 into the early 1940s. He was president of the U. S, revolver Association, an early sport governing body, from 1904–1906 and won the Associations inaugural national revolver shooting championship match in 1900. He purchased 47 acres of land about 45 miles from New York City in Stockholm, New Jersey, and in 1907 completed the construction of what he called, a Model Fireproof Farm House. Fire is a big danger on farms, and Himmewright believed it could be prevented with the use of found in the immediate environment. The setting for what is now known as the Stone House is on a hill or knoll and is in use today as a residence and overnight rental facility at the nonprofit Rock Lodge Club, a nudist resort. The walls are of granite, the floors and ceilings of poured concrete with steel reinforcement, woodwork, plaster, brickwork, and concrete were all specced to be of first class materials and workmanship. Himmelwright estimated its lifespan at 400–500 years, the book was first published by The Neale Publishing Company of New York, and republished by Rock Lodge Club on the 100th anniversary of its building in 2007. Himmelwright was an environmentalist before his time whose belief in sustainable building practices is strongly stated in his preface to A Model Fire-Proof Farm House and he wrote, A new epoch in home building is at hand. The wasteful, shortsighted and ephemeral methods of the past have become intolerable, the conservation of the worlds natural resources is attracting universal attention, and will undoubtedly receive a large portion of the best thought and consideration of the present generation. The conservation of resources and energy will follow as a natural consequence. We use two hundred and sixty cubic feet per capita, while Germany uses thirty-seven and France thirty-five, the large per capita consumption in the United States is attributable partly to our great fire losses, but principally to the ephemeral and flimsy character of our buildings. If the present rate of demand and supply is not changed, such a result would have far reaching consequences, and would be a national calamity. This can be averted, by substituting incombustible and more materials for wood
2. John D. Anderson – John D. Anderson, Jr. John D. Anderson, Jr. was born on October 1,1937 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He enrolled at the University of Florida in Gainesville in approximately 1953, in 1959, he earned a bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering with high honors. In 1959, he was hired by the United States Air Force to become a Task Scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He stayed in position until 1962, when he enrolled at The Ohio State University in Columbus under fellowships from the National Science Foundation. In 1966, Anderson earned his Ph. D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State and that same year, he joined the United States Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Maryland, becoming the Chief of the Hypersonic Group. In 1973, Anderson joined the faculty of the University of Maryland and he became Professor of Aerospace Engineering in 1980, serving in that capacity until 1999, when he retired and was named Professor Emeritus. He also served as a member of the History Department at UMD
3. John M. Diven – John Malvina Diven was a New York and South Carolina superintendent of several water utilities and an important figure in the early history of the American Water Works Association. He was honored by AWWA for his service with election to honorary membership. Diven was born on April 24,1852 in the town of Elmira, New York and he was the son of Congressman Alexander S. Diven and Amanda Malvina Diven. His father was a lawyer and civic leader and his father served in the Civil War on the Union side and rose to the rank of general. In business, his father was a member of the board of directors of the Erie Railroad and was for a time the chief executive of the organization. General Diven was the principal stockholder of a company owned the Elmira Water works. John M. Diven received no formal science or engineering training, John M. Diven worked for the Elmira Water Works starting in 1872. He rose to the position of superintendent in 1886 and held that position until the winter of 1904-5, during his tenure at the water works, one of the first mechanical filtration plants was built. Diven was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1893 and his next position was as manager of the water system at Charleston, South Carolina. Diven improved the service in that system and brought it up to modern standards. In 1912, Diven became manager of the water works system of Troy. After a five-year hiatus, which he spent in New York City, Diven lived and worked for most of his life in New York State. On November 6,1878, he married Susan H. Hepburn of Elmira and they had four children—three daughters and one son, Julia, Alice, May and John M. Diven Jr. He owned a farm near Watkins Glen, New York which he used as a source of income, Diven gave long and loyal service to the American Water Works Association. He was elected to membership in AWWA on April 16,1884, as recorded during his presidential address in 1924, George Warren Fuller listed his service to the organization. “One who has not been an officer of this Association cannot possibly appreciate the benefits which have derived by the organization from the activities of Mr. Diven. He was president in 1892, secretary and treasurer from 1902 to 1912, secretary and editor from 1913 to 1916, and secretary from 1917 to February 1,1924. This period of unflagging service on his part was during one of limited resources for a struggling association. ”Along with Clemens Herschel, in 1973, he was inducted into the AWWA Water Industry Hall of Fame
4. Charles Buxton Going – Charles Buxton Going was an American engineer, author, and editor. Going attended Columbia College School of Mines, where he graduated in 1882, Columbia University awarded him the honorary degree of M. Sc. in 1910. Mr. Going immediately began work in the Middle West in industrial and he joined the staff of the Engineering Magazine in 1896, becoming managing editor in 1898 and editor in 1912. He did much to discern, define, and establish the profession of industrial engineering and he became special lecturer on the subject of industrial engineering at Columbia, Harvard University, New York University, and the University of Chicago. Methods of the Santa Fé1911, preface to Ford methods and the Ford shops. Horace Lucian Arnold and Fay Leone Faurote, on less scholarly notes, he wrote, Summer-Fallow Star-Glow and Song Folklore and Fairy Plays In collaboration with Marie Overton Corbin, he wrote, Urchins of the Sea Urchins of the Pole
5. Charles Ezra Greene – Charles Ezra Greene was an American civil engineer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the same year he connected with the engineering department of the University of Michigan. In 1895, he became the first dean of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and he was an associate editor of the Engineering News from 1876 -1877. Thurston, H. T. Colby, F. M. eds. article name needed
6. William Gurstelle – William Gurstelle is an American nonfiction author, magazine writer, and inventor. He is a feature columnist for Make magazine and a columnist, previously, he was the Pyrotechnics and Ballistics Editor at Popular Mechanics magazine. He is also the author of several science books published by Crown Books/Random House. His best known work is Backyard Ballistics, which according to Newsweek magazine, has hundreds of thousands of copies. Other popular titles are Absinthe and Flamethrowers, and The Art of the Catapult, in 2011, Publishers Weekly stated Gurstelle had sold more than 300,000 of his books have been sold. According to James A. Buczynski in Library Journal, Gurstelles writing balances scientific explanations of the technologies with profiles of the people who them, Backyard Ballistics, build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices. Building bots, designing and building warrior robots, the art of the catapult, build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English trebuchets, and more ancient artillery. Adventures from the underground, catapults, pulsejets, rail guns, flamethrowers, tesla coils, air cannons. Whoosh boom splat, the warriors guide to building projectile shooters from potato cannons to pulsejets. Absinthe & flamethrowers, projects and ruminations on the art of living dangerously, building A Catapult New York Times Book Review – Absinthe and Flamethrowers Wall Street Journal – Mythbusters Adam Savage on The Practical Pyromaniac
7. Peter E. Hart – Peter E. Hart is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He was chairman and president of Ricoh Innovations, which he founded in 1997, Hart studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, leading to a BEE degree. He did his studies at Stanford University where he got his MS. He also contributed to the development of Shakey the Robot, Hart and Richard O. Duda are the authors of Pattern Classification and Scene Analysis, originally published in 1973. This classic text is a cited reference, and the first edition was in print for over 25 years until being superseded by the second edition in 2000. Hart is currently Group Senior Vice President at the Ricoh Company, Ltd. Hart is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow, Harts personal web page Harts web page at Ricoh Innovations
8. Edwin J. Houston – Edwin J. Houston was an American businessman, professor, consulting electrical engineer, inventor and author. Houston was born July 9,1847 to John Mason and Mary Houston in Alexandria, Virginia and he graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia in 1864. Princeton University awarded him a doctoral degree. He also served as professor of physics at the Franklin Institute. While teaching physics at Central High School in Philadelphia, he helped design an arc light generator with his former student colleague Elihu Thomson, together, they created the Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1879. He served as chief electrician of Philadelphias International Electrical Exhibition in 1884, in 1892, Thomson-Houston merged with the Edison General Electric Company to form General Electric, with management from Thomson-Houston largely running the new company. In 1894, Houston formed a firm in electrical engineering with Arthur Kennelly. He and Kennelly had also published a series called Primers of Electricity in 1884. Houston was twice president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and he was a member of the United States Electrical Commission, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Philosophical Society and many others. He died from heart failure in 1914. J
9. C. Daniel Mote Jr. – Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr. is the current President of the National Academy of Engineering. He served as President of the University of Maryland, College Park from September 1998 until August 2010, from 1967 to 1991, Mote was a professor in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as Vice Chancellor at Berkeley from 1991 to 1998. Mote is a judge for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Mote was born in San Francisco, California and received his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in mechanical engineering. He and his students investigated the dynamics, stability, and control of high-speed rotating and translating continua as well as biomechanical problems emanating from snow skiing and he coined the area called dynamics of axially moving materials encompassing these systems. He has authored or co-authored over 300 academic publications, and has mentored 58 Ph. D. students.4 billion. In 1998, Dr. Mote was recruited to the presidency of the University of Maryland, College Park and his goal for the university was to elevate its self-expectation of achievement and its national and global position through proactive initiatives. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the campus #36 in 2010, the National Academy of Engineering elected him to membership in 1988, and to the positions of Councillor, Treasurer, and President for six years beginning July 1,2013. He serves as chair of the National Research Counciland has served on its Governing Board Executive Committee since 2009. He also served as chair of the NRC Committee on the Department of Defense Basic Research. He was also a member of the FBI’s National Security Higher Education Advisory Board. Mote has received numerous distinctions throughout his career, Humboldt Prize from the Federal Republic of Germany, Berkeley Citation, an award similar to the honorary doctorate, from the University of California-Berkeley. Member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Honorary Membership and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International, Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science. Fellow of Acoustical Society of America, Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, den Hartog Award from the ASME International Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound to honor his lifelong contribution to the teaching and/or practice of vibration engineering. 2005 Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering honoring an Academy member who has upheld the ideals,2011 ASME Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Holder of four honorary doctorates and two honorary professorships
10. G. Harry Stine – George Harry Stine was one of the founding figures of model rocketry, a science and technology writer, and a science fiction author. Stine grew up in Colorado Springs and attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Stine and his wife Barbara were friends of author Robert A. Heinlein, who sponsored their wedding, as Harrys parents were dead and Barbaras mother too ill to travel. Several of Heinleins books are dedicated one or both of them, most particularly Have Space Suit - Will Travel, Stine also wrote science fiction under the pen name Lee Correy in the mid-1950s, as well as writing science articles for Popular Mechanics. After White Sands, Stine was employed at several other aerospace companies and this is due to happen within the next few months—or it may have already happened even at the time you are reading this. The next day he was told to clear out his desk, back in his days at White Sands he had handled inquiries from young people concerning rockets, and early in 1957 he wrote an article for Mechanics Illustrated about rocket safety. Shortly thereafter he received a letter from Orville Carlisle, who had begun making small models and, more importantly, Stine was impressed with the samples that Carlisle had sent him, and wrote a cover article for the October MI issue about them. After the Martin firing, he contacted Carlisle and the two of them formed Model Missiles Inc. the first manufacturer of rockets and their engines. Stine also founded the National Association of Rocketry and wrote the safety code which became its centerpiece, MMI was short-lived, as they were unprepared to handle the level of business they attracted and because of some poor business decisions. Issues with the production of early engines caused them to seek out Vernon Estes, Stine continued to work to popularize the hobby, writing the Handbook of Model Rocketry in 1965, which went on through seven editions over the years. He returned to the industry, continuing to write under his pen name, including a Star Trek novel called The Abode of Life. He was a consultant to CBS television news during the Apollo program, along with Lindy Davis, Charles Friedlander, the character named Harry Stein in the novel Stardance is a homage to Stine. In addition to The Third Industrial Revolution, he wrote other books encouraging public awareness of the possibilities of a lucrative. The Council was instrumental in developing the Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative which became known as Star Wars and he died on November 2,1997, in Phoenix, Arizona, of an apparent stroke