The Adventures of a Twentieth Century Engineer

The Adventures of a Twentieth Century Engineer

Gilbert Ruley Smith P.E.


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In my teenage years, I attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (BPI) a prestigious upper level high school with a curriculum designed for engineers. Upon graduation, I decided to take a job at the school (BPI) as shop assistant/electricity lab assistant, thereby making me a member of the staff. Meanwhile, at the Johns Hopkins University Physics Department, Bill Sinton who was a graduate student of Professor John Strong at the time knew that Dr Strong was looking for an electronics technician that was familiar with Optics. It was well known that I was an amateur astronomer and assisted the school staff in teaching Astronomy which helped me qualify and be hired for the position. I worked for Dr Strong for the next 13 years and attended Johns Hopkins night school.

Gilbert Ruley Smith, PE