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Academic Excellence at Dr. Phiilips High School
Anna Mae Patz, Advanced Placement Calculus Instructor at Dr. Phillips High School, with Kathi Brooks Myers, award winning math student at Dr. Phillips, photo circa 1980s. Kathi Brooks Myers, Dr. Phillips High School valedictorian, went on to University ... Read more
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Dr. Patz on Computers at the Cape
Working at the Cape you get to do a lot of different kinds of stuff. I remember... an ocean group that was part of the Cape and they said, "You know these capacitors could explode." Of course, they didn't know what they were talking about and so the other ... Read more
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Dr. Patz on Computers at the Naval Training Equipment Center
I was teaching some classes for the Naval Training Equipment Center and they were interested in the VAX which was VAX top of the line... At that time I think most everybody thought that the VAX was going to be THE computer system that was going to overtak ... 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
People
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
People
Salk vs. Sabin: The Waterlogs
In the evenings they would have famous mathematicians and scientists who would come...Linus Pauling came and he was a Nobel Prize winner and he gave discussions. And then they had Dr. Sabin...I know when I talk to my students in high school they have no i ... Read more
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The Quality of Education in Orange County: Then & Now
We need people educated and I think we here in Orlando stand at really the foreground. We have all of the facilities that are available and we can take care of a lot of students at the university and prepare them for technological jobs. There are plenty o ... Read more
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Preserving the Flora of Florida for Future Generations
When Hurricane Charley went through here and devastated part of our yard we spent two years hauling out 9 of the giant oak trees that had fallen. Then the people came and told us we had canker on our citrus and 12 of those went. We replanted and redid and ... Read more
People
The Patz Family: Engineering Life in Orlando
My husband would do a lot of his work that he did at the Cape at home and it would involve the beginning of computer graphics. Where people were dealing with simulators and they would make submarine simulators and airplane simulators. And they would be la ... Read more
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Dr. Benjamin Patz Explains Orlando's Charge Particle Accelerometer Project
Before moving to Orlando, research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz worked at Martin Marietta in Middle River on Orlando's  Charge Particle Accelerometer Project. Specifically, he was asked to calculate what the discharge rate would be due to cosmic rays. Whe ... Read more