Education and Short Term Employment

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SCHOOLS

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1955.  Honors, top graduate in Engineering.
  • One year of study in art , U.C.L.A. Dean’s Honors List, works in annual student show.
  • M.S. (1959 and Ph.D.(1961 in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University  Minor in art.  Dissertation topic “Effects of Long Transmission Distances upon Remote control”.

VARIOUS SHORT-TERM JOBS (Non Academic Employment)

  • Hunter Douglas Co., Riverside, CA.  Summers of 1951 though 1954.
  • Machinist apprentice, draftsman, junior engineer, Shell Oil Company, Ventura, CA. from Caltech graduation until active duty in Air Force.  Trainee (field work) and Production Engineer.
  • General Motors Corp, Warren, Michigan, Summer of 1958.  Design Engineer. Worked on design and production of an experimental turbine-powered car and transportation schemes for future use in congested areas.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.  Summer of 1960.  Design Engineer in spacecraft development section, Worked on Mariner A (preliminary study of a Venus spacecraft), did a study of spacecraft temperature control methods,  and organized Ph.D. dissertation research (Supported by JPL- done at Stanford). 

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