Shomoi K. Francis March 3, 2011 Ms. Wright Chemistry 1 Patricia Bath Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, and the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father an immigrant from Trinidad was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black man to work for the New York City Subway as a motorman. She was raised in Harlem; Bath was motivated academically by her parents. Inspired by Albert Schweitzer, she applied for and won a National Science Foundation Scholarship while attending Charles Evans Hughes High School; this led her to a research project at Yeshiva University and Harlem Hospital Center on cancer that irritated her interest in medicine. I n 1960, still a teenager, Bath won the "Merit Award" of Mademoiselle Magazine for her contribution to the project.
In his marriage, they had two sons’ names James Bluford and Guion III Bluford. From the research I done on Guion Bluford, I learned that he takes his education very seriously. I mean he did go to 3 different colleges/universities. His interest was science/technology, business and the air force. The first university Guion went to was Pennsylvania State University in 1964.
Tsu Wong graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, so bearing in mind that Westervelt and Tsu Wong were both Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni’s, Westervelt referred Wong to Boeing. During Wong’s interview Boeing assured his security in Seattle for one year in return to aid harvest a successful company, so he was then commissioned as the company’s chief aeronautical engineer. According to Balmaceda (n.d.) Tsu Wong
He enrolled at Swarthmore College and graduated with high honors. He then left for Scotland to attend school at St. Andrews. After several different stops in his educating career, he ended up at Harvard University as an assistant to a professor, where he found himself editing history books for the University. The year was 1939 and World War II was just beginning. America had not yet stepped into the war, but the population knew that America’s involvement was inevitable.
It is not surprising that he made important contributions to biology and to paleontology. Relatively little is known about Robert Hooke's life. He was born on July 18, 1635, at Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight, the son of a churchman. He was apparently educated at home by his father, although he also served an apprenticeship to an artist. He was able to enter Westminster School at the age of thirteen, and from there went to Oxford, where some of the best scientists in England were working at the time.
James Clerk Maxwell was born in 1931 in Scotland to a family of scientists. The family was also famous for abundant in Fellows of the Royal Society, an elite organization of the top scientists of all disciplines in Great Britain (The Royal Society, 2011). Maxwell began his academic career quite early. He presented his first paper “Oval Curves” to the Royal Society of Edinburgh when he was fourteen (Forfar, 1995). Maxwell began his undergraduate studies at Edinburgh University at age sixteen and entered graduate school at Cambridge University at age nineteen.
George Eastman, who was the founder of Kodak, started his business career as a 14-year old boy when he had to quit school and work to support his mother and two sisters. Mr. Eastman had a gift for organization and management while his lively and inventive mind made him a successful entrepreneur by his mid-twenties. Eastman Kodak (Kodak) was the largest photographic filmmaker established in 1880 in the world and one of the representative firms which ranked 43th in the Fortune 500 in 1955. However, Kodak retreated to 327th in 2011 and filed protection for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 19 January 2012. There are various comments on the Kodak’s business failure that Kodak was late to adapt to the wave of digitalization.
William Shockley: Father of the Bipolar Transistor William Shockley was born in 1910 to American parents in London, England. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology before getting a PhD in physics from MIT. After that, he went to work at Bell Labs, taking a brief break for radar research for the military during WWII, returning to Bell after the war ended. During his schooling at CIT, Shockley married Jean Bailey, who gave birth to Alison Shockley in 1934. Later, Shockley would divorce Jean and marry Emmy Lanning, who would have a son, Dick.
After graduating he enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve where he served as a submarine officer during the Korean War. In 1957 Cooper went on to earn his Master's degree from IIT in electrical engineering and in 2004 IIT awarded Cooper an honorary doctorate degree. He now serves on the University's Board of Trustees. After the war, he joined the Teletype Corporation, and in 1954 he began working at Motorola. At Motorola, Cooper worked on many projects involving wireless communications, such as the first radio-controlled traffic-light system, which he patented in 1960, and the first handheld police radios, which were introduced in 1967.
He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs in the same year he was born. In 1972, Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Los Altos, California. He met Steve Wozniak in a summer job, which had a genius IQ and was an engineering whiz with a passion for inventing electronic gadgets. At that time Wozniak was working in a “blue box”, an illegal pocket-size telephone attachment that allowed the user to make free long-distance calls, in which Job got involved helping Wozniak to sell the device to consumers. In 1972, Jobs went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon, which he dropped out after one semester staying around Reed and becoming involved in the counterculture.