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Women in Engineering

A brief history of women at Poly
by Lindsay Anderberg on 5 March 2014

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Women in Engineering
Anna Erdmann Class of 1907, BA
First Women Graduates
Anita Fischman Schick Class of 1948, PhD
1940s: Women and WWII

A brief history of women at Poly
1960
1983
SWE founded in 1981
Polytechnic Institute
of Brooklyn
Poly Officially Goes Coed in 1958
1959
Dr. Eleanor Baum
Electrical Engineering, MS & PhD 1964
PIB civil engineering lab
Ursula Burns
Mechanical Engineering, BS 1980
Marsha D. Anderson Bomar
Mathematics, BS 1973
Transportation Planning and Engineering, MS 1975
Stella Lawrence Daniels
Math & Physics, MS NYU
Electrical Engineering, MS 1952 PIB
Chemistry lab, 1966
Civil engineering, 1979
Robotics lab, early 1980s
Electrical engineering, 1986
Chess club, 1960s
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
1900-1972
Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
1854-1899
Polytechnic Institute of New York
1973-1985
PIB moves to 333 Jay Street 1957
Polytechnic University
1985-2008
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
2008-2013
2014 -
Sylvia Lepow Waller Class of 1946, BEE
SWE 2011
WISE at the 2013 student leadership banquet
- increase the visibility of women in STEM fields

- encourage women and girls to pursue STEM careers

- capture a social media snapshot of current trends in
women in STEM
Volleyball
Mechanical Engineering MS, 1981 (Columbia)
Video courtesy of the Society of Women Engineers
Video courtesy of the Society of Women Engineers
Eleanor Baum
Stella Lawrence Daniels
Presentation by
Engineer's Week
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
February 19, 2014
Archivist & User Services Librarian
Bern Dibner Library
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Lindsay Anderberg
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