A WISC Fellows Presentation

Market Pavilion

June 7th, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

My WISC project is a book called Engineered for Greatness, about Raye J. Montague, a “hidden figure” of the Navy. Montague is unique in her achievements in a male dominated field. When she graduated high school in the 1950’s, minorities were not allowed to study engineering at the University of Arkansas. After graduation from college with a degree in business, Montague was hired as a civilian by the U. S. Navy as a clerk typist. Although she never received an engineering degree, she is credited with being the first person to design a naval ship on a computer, revolutionizing the design process for naval ships and submarines. Her work developing the CAD/CAM process is being used today in many areas of manufacturing from automobiles and dentistry to laptops and smart phones.”