Women Engineers in WWII and Today
Weâ€™ve heard about Rosie the Riveter and the women who manned Americaâ€™s factories, munitions plants, and shipyards during World War II. Today on “All Sides,” weâ€™ll hear about the 900 young women recruited as Cadette engineers at Curtiss-Wright airplane plants around the country, including in Columbus. The author of a new book about this long lost aviation history has a personal stake in the story. Hear from her and two of the actual WWII Cadettes, and learn the current status of women engineers in the United States.
- Jean-Vi Lenthe (historian and author)
- Nova Anderson Weller (Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering Cadette during WWII)
- Margaret Upham (Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering Cadette during WWII)
- Betty Shanahan (Executive Director and CEO, Society of Women Engineers)
For more information on Lenthe’s tour, visit her site here.
To check out Lenthe’s book online, visit Amazon here.
NOTE: This is a repeated segment of “All Sides” that originally aired on Oct. 26, 2011.