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Kozak wins Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award

Last week we attended the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) where Lichtenberger Engineering Library Director Kari Kozak was awarded with the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award by the Engineering Libraries Division (ELD). From the Association Society of Engineers – Engineering Libraries Division: The ASEE ELD 2023 Homer I. BernhardtContinue reading “Kozak wins Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award”

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Happy Native American Heritage Month! As a university that sits on the homelands of many tribes past and present, it is important to us to acknowledge the significant contributions that Native Americans have made to our culture and sciences. When creating our Untold Stories in STEM collection we wanted to include important stories of NativeContinue reading “Celebrate Native American Heritage Month”

Patents Everywhere – Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

When you talk to your engineering librarians, you may think that we talk about Patents and Standards too often, but patents are all around you, including in your jeans!  Born 1829 in Bavaria, Germany, Levi Strauss immigrated to the United States when he was sixteen when he immigrated to New York to escape religious discriminationContinue reading “Patents Everywhere – Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans”

George Nissen and the Trampoline

George Nissen was born in Blairstown, Iowa, in 1914 and moved to Cedar Rapids as a child. It was at the local YMCA that he would learn both tumbling and diving. In 1930, 16-year-old Nissen attended a circus performance where he saw acrobats falling onto safety nets, finishing their descents with somersaults. Nissen considered theContinue reading “George Nissen and the Trampoline”