| Meet the Engineers: |
Aileen Schumacher, P.E., and Mary Cleave, Ph.D., P.E.
Aileen Schumacher, P.E.
Civil engineer and President/Co-Owner of engineering company. Mystery Writer. First mystery, Engineered for Murder, featured a female structural engineer. Framework for Death, followed by Affirmative Reaction, was nominated for an Anthony award for best novel. Rosewood's Ashes will be published in May. Here's what National Engineers Week says: "Schumacher engineers sly twists and turns in a modern-day scenario constructed around an absorbing historical event."
New Mexico State University, B.S. Biology, M.S. Civil Engineering
"As a biology major I set up an experiment in a wet lab which almost got me electrocuted. I decided to take a basic course in electrical engineering--I also liked the fact that being successful wasn't dependent on how much information one memorized!"
Participation in Alaska's Authors 2 Bush program. Authors visit Alaskan Bush communities in February to speak to libraries and schools.
You can email Aileen at email@example.com or visit her website at http://www.aliken.com/aileen.
Books are available from National Engineers Week and Worldwide Mysteries, and audio book from Books in Motion.
Mary Cleave, PhD, P.E.
Located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Cleave is Project Manager of SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing, Wide-Field-of-View-Sensor), an ocean color sensor that monitors global marine chlorophyll concentrations to help gage the health of our oceans. Cleave is also a former astronaut, having flown two missions. In 1985 she was the flight engineer on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
M.S. in Microbial Ecology and Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental engineering from Utah State University; B.S. in Biological Sciences, Colorado State University
Cleave learned about engineering while working in an engineering laboratory.
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Did you know television personality Bill Nye the Science Guy is an engineer? He began his career as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry.