John Rowswell (May 18, 1955 – August 31, 2010) was a Canadian politician who served as the mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from 2000 to 2010. He was first elected in the 2000 municipal election, defeating Steve Butland, and in 2006 he was re-elected for his third term with approximately 56.5% of the vote. He was a consulting engineer who operated his own company, Rowswell & Associates Engineers Ltd. He was one of the longest-serving mayors in the city’s history; only Joe Fratesi served as mayor of Sault Ste. Marie for longer than Rowswell.
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Edgard Jules Wermenlinger (9 July 1888 – 18 November 1956) was a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and became a civil engineer and electrical appliance merchant.
Wermenlinger attended Mont St-Louis College and the Université de Montréal. Beginning in 1932, he was a school commissioner for Verdun, Quebec and the following year he became an alderman for that municipality. He held those positions until his bid for federal office in 1935.
He was first elected to Parliament at the Verdun riding in the 1935 general election. After serving one term, the 18th Canadian Parliament, Wermenlinger entered the 1940 election as a National Government (Conservative) candidate but was defeated by Paul-Émile Côté of the Liberal Party.
Jack Edward Froehlich (sometimes Froelich) (May 7, 1921–November 1967) was an American aerospace engineer (rocket scientist).
Burton Maxwell Hill (21 June 1883 – 7 January 1963) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and became a civil engineer by career.
Vladimir Mikhailovich Petlyakov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Петляко́в) (15 June 1891 – 12 January 1942) was a Soviet aeronautical engineer.
Petlyakov was born in Sambek (Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire) in 1891 (currently part of Neklinovsky District, Rostov Oblast), where his father was a local official. After he and graduated from the Technical College in Taganrog (today the “Taganrog Petlyakov Aviation College”, ru:Таганрогский авиационный колледж им. В. М. Петлякова) in 1910. he travelled to Moscow, where he was accepted into the Moscow State Technical University; however, due to financial difficulties he was unable to complete his studies. After the Russian Revolution, he continued his education and was hired to work as a technician in the aerodynamics laboratory at Moscow State Technical University under the guidance of Nikolai Zhukovsky, while resuming his studies. He gained experience as a laboratory assistant on wind tunnels and calculations for aircraft design. In 1922, he graduated from the same university.
In 1921–1936, Petlyakov worked at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute under the guidance of Andrei Tupolev, where he was involved in wing design and the development of gliders. In 1936, he became a chief aircraft designer at an aviation plant. Petlyakov was directly involved in organization and development of Soviet metal aircraft construction. In particular, Petlyakov (together with an engineer Nikolai Belyaev) elaborated methods of calculating durability of materials and theory on designing metal wings with multiple spars. Petlyakov assisted in designing the first Soviet heavy bombers TB-1, TB-3 (1930–1935), and a long-range high-altitude four-engine bomber, the Pe-8 (1935–1937).
However, on October 21, 1937, Petlyakov was arrested together with Tupolev and the entire directorate of the TsAGI on trumped up charges of sabotage, espionage and of aiding the Russian Fascist Party. Many of his colleagues were executed. In 1939, he was moved from a prison to an NKVD sharashka for aircraft designers near Moscow, where many ex-TsAGI people had already been sent to work. Petlyakov was tasked with designing a high-altitude fighter, which he successfully accomplished. However, operational experience in the Soviet-Finnish War showed that this was not what the Soviet Air Force needed, and Lavrentiy Beria, head of the NKVD and of the sharashka told that the fighter was to be redesigned as a dive bomber, with the promise that he and his colleagues would be released on its successful completion.
The resulting aircraft, the Pe-2, which went into serial production at the Kazan Aviation Plant, proved to be one of the most successful designs of World War II. Petlyakov was released in 1940, and was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941. However, at Kazan, Petlyakov faced increasing difficulties, with so many of his trained technicians and machinists conscripted into the Soviet military and sent to the front lines, which adversely affected the quality of production aircraft. He protested to Soviet senior leadership, and was on his way to Moscow in January 1942 (flying in a Pe-2), when he died in an air crash near Arzamas. His grave is at the Arskoe Cemetery in Kazan.
Vladimir Petlyakov received the State Award of the USSR (1941) and was awarded two Orders of Lenin and an Order of the Red Star.
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Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. Steven has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the JSC Certificate of Accommodation and many others. Prior to becoming a NASA astronaut, Swanson worked for GTE in Phoenix, Arizona, as a software engineer. Steve has flown 2 shuttle flights, STS-117 and STS-119. He has logged over 643 hours in space and completed 4 spacewalks totaling 26 hours and 14 minutes. Steve has also served in other roles at NASA, such as a CAPCOM for both International Space Station and Space Shuttle missions.
Jesse Gregory James (born April 19, 1969) is an American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop. James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James Is a Dead Man on Spike TV and Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel, and the focus of the documentary Motorcycle Mania, also on Discovery. Jesse James also appeared in the Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 video game, and was the focus of a show chronicling some of the custom builds at Austin Speed Shop in his TV series, Jesse James: Outlaw Garage, which ran a shortened single season in 2012 on the Discovery Channel before being canceled.
John Milton Miller (22 June 1882 – 17 May 1962) was a noted American electrical engineer, best known for discovering the Miller effect and inventing fundamental circuits for quartz crystal oscillators (Miller oscillators).
Miller was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In 1904 he graduated from Yale University, in 1907 he received an M.A. from Yale, and in 1915 he received his Ph.D. in Physics from Yale. From 1907–19 he was a physicist with the National Bureau of Standards, then a radio engineer at the United States Navy’s Radio Laboratory (1919–23) in Anacostia, District of Columbia, and subsequently at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). From 1925–36 he led radio receiver research at the Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, and from 1936–40 was assistant head of the research laboratory for the RCA Radiotron Company. In 1940 he returned to NRL where he became superintendent of Radio I Division (1945), associate director of research (1951), and scientific research administrator (1952). He married Frances Riley; the couple had seven children — two girls and five boys.
Miller was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 1945 for “initiation of the development of a new flexible radio-frequency cable urgently needed in radio and radar equipment which solved a desperate material shortage in the United States during World War II,” and the IRE Medal of Honor in 1953 for “his pioneering contributions to our basic knowledge of electron tube theory, of radio instruments and measurements, and of crystal controlled oscillators.”
Nicholas Trestrail (December 1858 – 1922) was a British mining engineer in Redruth, Cornwall, England. He was the designer of the Harvey’s Engine, a Cornish beam engine initially used as a pumping engine as of 1892 in the Carn Brea mine and from 1924 till 28 September 1954 in the East Pool mine.
Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck (June 23, 1912 – February 18, 2008) was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He died on February 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 “for his development of the science and art of subsurface engineering, combining the contributions of the sciences of geology and soil mechanics with the practical art of foundation design.”
Henry Earle Vaughan, better known as H. Earle Vaughan, (February 3, 1912 – March 9, 1978) was an American telephony engineer, responsible for system and software design for Bell Laboratories’ Electronic Switching System No. 1 ESS, and for planning and development of No. 4 Electronic Switching System for long distance telephony.
Charles Martin Hall (December 6, 1863 – December 27, 1914) was an American inventor, businessman, and chemist. He is best known for his invention in 1886 of an inexpensive method for producing aluminum, which became the first metal to attain widespread use since the prehistoric discovery of iron. He was one of the founders of ALCOA. Alfred E. Hunt, together with Charles Hall and a group of five other individuals including his partner at the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, George Hubbard Clapp, his chief chemist, W.S. Sample, Howard Lash, head of the Carbon Steel Company, Millard Hunsiker, sales manager for the Carbon Steel Company, and Robert Scott, a mill superintendent for the Carnegie Steel Company, Hunt raised $20,000 to launch the Pittsburgh Reduction Company which was later renamed Aluminum Company of America and shortened to Alcoa.
Craig Larman (born ca. 1958) is a Canadian computer scientist specializing in Iterative and incremental development, Agile software development, Object-oriented analysis, Object-oriented design, and agile modeling. He is the author of several texts on large scale Scrum.
Paul Octave Hébert (December 12, 1818 – August 29, 1880) was the 14th Governor of Louisiana from 1853 to 1856 and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
Beaudry Leman (January 2, 1878 – 1951) was a Canadian civil engineer, politician and banker. He was the third mayor of Shawinigan Falls, Quebec (1902-1908). He was general manager of the Banque d’Hochelaga (1914-1924) and general manager (1924-1933) and president (1934-1947) of the Banque Canadienne Nationale.
Carl Johan Masreliez (born in Stockholm April 15, 1939) is a theoretical physicist, inventor and entrepreneur. He left Sweden in 1967 to work as a research engineer and now a US citizen who lives near Seattle, Washington. In the decade of the 1970s was a major contributor to the development of the control theory. Beginning in 1995 the contributions to physical cosmology has been less successful.
Jacob Millman (1911 in Novohrad-Volynskyi, Ukraine – May 22, 1991 in Longboat Key, Florida) was a professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.
Millman received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1935. He joined Columbia University in 1951, and retired in 1975. From 1941 to 1987, Millman wrote eight textbooks on electronics. His obituary was printed in the New York Times newspaper on 24 May 1991.
Millman’s Theorem (otherwise known as the Parallel generator theorem) is named after him.
He received in 1970 the IEEE Education Medal
Vincent Justus Burnelli (November 22, 1895 – June 22, 1964) was an American aeronautics engineer, instrumental in furthering the lifting body and flying wing concept.
Christine Dumitriu Van Saanen (1932 – April 2008) was a Romanian-born Canadian writer, educator, engineer and geologist.
The daughter of Dutch diplomats, she was born in Bucharest and was educated there and at the Oil & Gas Institute. She came to Canada in 1977. She taught at the École Polytechnique de Montréal and then the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 1982 to 1987, she taught at the University of Calgary. In 1982, she founded the Société littéraire francophone de l’Alberta and served as its president until 1987. She then moved to Ottawa, where she was head of a company specializing in artificial intelligence. She moved to Toronto in 1990, where she taught French to members of the public service. In 1992, she founded Le Salon du livre de Toronto and served as its director general until 2006. The annual prize awarded by the Salon du livre was named the Prix Christine-Dumitriu-van-Saanen in 1999. Van Saanen also taught at Glendon College at York University.
She published both scientific articles and poetry. Poetry collections included L’Univers est, donc je suis (1998), Mémoires de la Terre (1999), Les Heures sable (2001), La Saga cosmique (2003) and Hommage aux origines de la vie (2006).
Van Saanen died in Toronto at the age of 76 from complications related to cancer.
Philip Major (born December 8, 1988 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian racing driver.