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Dr. Amy Bix to discuss the history of women in engineering March 23


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Amy Bix, associate professor of history at Iowa State University, will visit the University of Tennessee at Martin on March 23 as part of the spring 2017 Academic Speaker Series. Bix will give a presentation on “Girls Coming to Tech: A History of American Engineering Education for Women” beginning at 6 p.m. in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.

Bix, who also serves as director of Iowa State University’s Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science, holds a doctorate in the history of science from Johns Hopkins University. She has been with ISU since 1993 where she teaches courses in women’s history and the histories of technology, medicine, popular culture and women in science, among other topics.

She won the Betty Vetter Award for Research from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network in 2014 for notable achievement in research related to women in the engineering profession. That same year, she also published her most recent book, which shares the title of her presentation, through MIT Press.

Her presentation is free and open to the public. The annual Academic Speaker Series is sponsored by UT Martin Honors Programs.

For more information, contact Dr. Lionel Crews, director of UT Martin Honors Programs, at


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