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Technology Development in Central Florida
The Research and Advanced Technology Systems (RATS) section of Martin Marietta in Middle River got combined to make a company called Bunker-Ramo. Bunker was from Martin Marietta and Ramo was from Simon Ramo, Ramo Wooldridge out at the Cape. And they were ... Read more
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Cutting Edge Engineering From the Early Days of FTU to the UCF Achievers of Today
UCF (FTU) would be starting in 69. At that time we were called electrical engineering and computer engineering. It was one department. When we went out there first it was like one department for the entire college because you were in what is currently the ... Read more
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At the Launch: Eyewitness to Central Florida Space History
At that time they were having launches, it seemed like a couple a week. There was a tremendous amount of launch activity. You could go out and you could see a launch. When we first moved out we weren't at the Cape. We were at Patrick. So you would go out ... Read more
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IEEE & Computer Technology in Central Florida
"Who wants to get a computer? Nobody volunteered so I was elected." So I put out a proposal to get a computer system at UCF and we got bids from Data General and Digital Equipment Corporation... Remembering the assembly language, programming, machine c ... Read more
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GENESYS, Graduate Engineering Education System
Research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz came to Cape Canaveral to teach GENESYS, Graduate Engineering Education System in the 1960s. Dr. Patz describes the state of the art system funded by the Florida legislature using technology to connect students and fac ... Read more
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Playing Bridge with Jonas Salk
"OPEN EXAMINATION" read the sign at the University of Pittsburgh announcing the opportunity for three chemists to work in the health department under Dr. Jonas Salk. Dr. Salk would choose the chemists with the three highest test scores from an open exami ... Read more