BIX TO DISCUSS HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Amy Bix, associate professor of history at Iowa State University, will
visit the University of Tennessee at Martin on March 23 as part of the spring 2017 Academic
Speaker Series. Bix will give a presentation on “Girls Coming to Tech: A History of American
Engineering Education for Women” beginning at 6 p.m. in the Boling University Center’s
Bix, who also serves as director of Iowa State University’s Center for Historical Studies of
Technology and Science, holds a doctorate in the history of science from Johns Hopkins
University. She has been with ISU since 1993 where she teaches courses in women’s history and
the histories of technology, medicine, popular culture and women in science, among other topics.
She won the Betty Vetter Award for Research from the Women in Engineering ProActive
Network in 2014 for notable achievement in research related to women in the engineering
profession. That same year, she also published her most recent book, which shares the title of her
presentation, through MIT Press.
Her presentation is free and open to the public. The annual Academic Speaker Series is
sponsored by UT Martin Honors Programs.
For more information, contact Dr. Lionel Crews, director of UT Martin Honors Programs, at