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Mary Somerville, the Rose of Jedburgh

Mary Somerville, the Rose of Jedburgh

August 27, 2020 Engineering Highlight, Mary Somerville Today’s highlight brought to you by DesignMakePlay recognizes Scottish science writer and polymath Mary Sommerville (1780-1872). Born in 1780, Sommerville is the person we can all thank for coining the term “scientist”. Her aptitude for math and reading led her down a path that would ordain her as one of […]

1MWIS, Inspiring The Next Generation of Women One Role Model At a Time

1MWIS, Inspiring The Next Generation of Women One Role Model At a Time

August 26, 2020 Guest, Shamira Sanghrajka Originally from the United Kingdom, Shamira Sanghrajka has received national and industry-wide recognition for her work promoting diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Currently an MBA student at Wharton School of Business and co-founder of 1 Million Women in STEM (1MWIS), her mission is simple: to highlight […]

Harry Nyquist, Signal Processing Pioneer

Harry Nyquist, Signal Processing Pioneer

August 26, 2020 Engineering Tribute, Harry Nyquist Born in Sweden, Harry Nyquist moved to America in 1907 shortly before the First World War. A big fan of Sir Isaac Newton, Nyquist loved calculus and eventually grew up to be an electrical engineer. Nyquist began work at Bell Labs in 1917 and in 1932 discovered the […]

James Watt, Father of the Industrial Revolution

James Watt, Father of the Industrial Revolution

August 24, 2020 Engineering Tribute, James Watt Today on DesignMakePlay we highlighted Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt, whose innovations in the Steam Engine acted as a catalyst for many of the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. Originally a maker of mathematical instruments, Watt soon became interested in steam engines, and was able to […]