American engineer and science administrator…guess who :)

Hey guys 🙂 Here’s my 3rd pioneer!! I don’t want to make it sound like my other posts so I’m going to let you guys guess who it is!! 😀

He was born in Everett, Massachusetts and attended Tuffs College, graduating in 1913. From mid-1913 to October 1914, he worked at General Electric; during 1914 – 1915 (accademc year), he taught math at Jackson College. After he worked as an electrical inspector at Clark University as a docotral student of Arthur Gordon Webster (after one summer), he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During August 1916, he married Phobe Davis; who he knew since he attended Tuffs. He also recieved a doctorate in engineering from MIT and Harvard University.

Overall, he was an American engineer and science administrator and was known for his work on analog computing, developing the atomic bomb as a primary organizer of the Manhattan Project, the founding of Raytheon and the idea of memex. The memex worked as the memory bank to organize data. He was also the Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and as the director, he coordinated the activities of about 6,000 leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. He was a well-known poluicymaker and public intellectual during the 2nd World War and the Cold War as well. He was also the first presidential science advisor.

I bet you guys know who he is at this point but my pioneer for this post is Vannevar Bush!! Hope you guys got to know about him better by reading my post 🙂 Here he is 😀

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One thought on “American engineer and science administrator…guess who :)

  1. This is very impressive. I am loving the way you’ve shifted your tone of writing in this third biographical sketch. I wonder how quickly people were able to figure out you were talking about Bush.

    You’ve been on fire for the “Pioneers’ Vision” section. I wonder if you can up your game even more for “State of the Net.”

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