William Gould Dow Academic

William gould dow

William Gould Dow (September 30, 1895 – October 17, 1999) was an American scientist, educator and inventor. He was a pioneer in a variety of fields, including electrical engineering, space research, computer engineering, and nuclear engineering. He helped develop life-saving radar jamming technology during World War II, and was a long-time professor at the University of Michigan. William Dow was born on September 30, 1895 in Faribault, Minnesota to Dr. James J. Dow and the former Myra Brown, who had had the distinction of being the first two students to graduate from Carleton College just months before their marriage in 1874. He was the great-great-grandson of American Revolutionary War veteran Corporal Silas Gould. He attended the University of Minnesota, obtaining his BS in 1916 and his BSE in EE in 1917. During World War I, Dow was a lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers, with stints at Camp A.A. Humphreys, Virginia (now Fort Belvoir) and the National Bureau of Standards. Upon leaving the Army in 1919, he took on a variety of sales and marketing positions, mainly selling electrical equipment for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 30th, 1895
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
October 17th, 1999 at age of 104
Place of death
Bellevue

Education

1. University of Minnesota Colleges/University

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 52,557 students in 2011–2012.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
Endowment
2013. 1.78 bil. $
2006. 2.22 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1851
Headquarters
231 Pillsbury Drive S.E., 55455 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduates
2013. 5,544
2010. 33,607
2009. 33,236
Postgraduates
2013. 45,982
2010. 18,114
Acceptance rate
2012. 49.5 %
2011. 47.8 %
2010. 47.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 13.6 K $
2011. 13 K $
2010. 12.3 K $
2009. 11.5 K $
2008. 10.8 K $
Official web page www.umn.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Minnesota connected by profession and/or age

b. 1896., Academic
b. 1937., Academic
b. 1916., Academic
b. 1947., Academic
b. 1941., Academic
b. 1967., Academic
b. 1923., Academic
b. 1928., Academic

2. University of Michigan Colleges/University

The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
Endowment
2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1817
Headquarters
Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Undergraduates
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
Postgraduates
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
Official web page www.umich.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Michigan connected by profession and/or age

b. 1897., Academic
b. 1897., Academic
b. 1893., Academic
b. 1892., Academic
b. 1894., Academic
b. 1892., Academic
b. 1856., Academic
b. 1960., Academic

Employments

Company Founded Positions
University of Michigan
1817
Official site
Other people associated with University of Michigan
Mathematician
U.S. Congressperson
Computer Scientist

Wikipedia

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