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Aircraft parts are listed on the blackboard and displayed on a table, 1943

Aircraft parts are listed on the blackboard and displayed on a table, 1943

Title

Aircraft parts are listed on the blackboard and displayed on a table, 1943

Description

On the blackboard is the organization for one of the laboratory periods. The cut and formed parts are on the table for inspection before assembling begins. Two cadettes are standing to the left of the blackboard and two are seated on a table to the right of the blackboard. Each cadette is holding a part. There are tools hanging in cases on both sides of the blackboard.
During World War II, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation sponsored an engineering program for women students at several American universities, including Iowa State University. The Curtiss-Wright Engineering Cadettes were trained in drafting, stress analysis, materials lab, aerodynamics, and production liaison. Once the program was completed, the cadettes received an engineering certificate. The cadettes were not fully trained engineers, but were given adequate training so that they could assist engineers with their jobs. The company hoped their engineers would be able to accomplish more in less time with the aid of trained assistants. The courses began on February 15, 1943 with 100 cadets enrolled. When the course was completed 90 women out of the original 100 graduated, with 84 of the graduates being employed at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation plant in St. Louis.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

RS 13/16/4.Curtiss-Wright.0001-001-004

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1943
2013-01-28

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
12.6 x 18.1 cm

Type

Image; Record series
Image

Identifier

13-16-4.Curtiss-Wright.0001-001-004
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/1384