Five Artists Reflect on their Waning Powers. Paul Spooner, 1983, Limewood, bamboo, Baltic pine, beech, plywood, acrylic paint, steel and brass. Crafts Council Collection, W49. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1921.jpgLillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist and industrial engineer. She was described in the 1940s as “a genius in the art of living.” One of the first working female engineers holding a Ph.D., she is held to be the first true industrial/organizational psychologist
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobell - the story of John Harrison's C18th quest to create a chronometer sufficiently accurate to be used to determine longitude at sea
In 1979 Gwendolyn Boyd became the first black woman to earn a master’s in mechanical engineering from Harvard. After a year at IBM, she joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory team, and performed submarine tests & evaluations for the navy. Boyd developed the ATLAS Summer Program, providing internships to minority students majoring in computer science & electrical engineering. She oversaw the launch of SEE to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in #science…