How Do I Become an Engineer?

Designed for high school students, this event will include a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A at the Linda Hall Library with young engineers. Following the panel discussion, students and guests will tour the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to learn about academic programs and see engineering demonstrations.

Presented by the Linda Hall Library and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering.

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Charles Steinmetz

Carl August Rudolph Steinmetz, an electrical engineer, mathematician, and industrial researcher, was born on April 9, 1865. He grew up in the German city of Breslau (present-day Wrocław, Poland) and eventually enrolled in the local university, where he excelled in...

Hadrian, Emperor

Hadrian, Emperor of all Rome, was born Jan. 24, 76 C.E. Hadrian, who reigned from 117 to 138 CE.,  was the middle of the “Five Good Emperors” of Rome, and he seems to have been fond of building things, such as his villa outside Rome, the wall that marked...

Searching Through History for a Better Future

Retired NASA engineer Todd Hodges recently spent time at the Linda Hall Library exploring technical documents that are at least 50 years old in search of new ideas in aeronautics. Hodges worked for NASA in Langley, Va., and currently serves as a consultant. He spent...