Ada I. Pressman Papers

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Accession Number: 
LP001944
Extent: 
.5 linear feet (1 MB)
Date: 
1950-1985, bulk 1970-1985

Ada Irene Pressman was a mechanical engineer who specialized in developing emergency safety systems for fossil-fired and nuclear power plants. Pressman was a registered Professional Engineer in both Arizona and California, where she worked for Bechtel Corporation for 32 years in various positions. Pressman was actively involved in professional engineering organizations, including serving as president of the Society of Women Engineers from 1979 to 1980. The material in these papers represent Pressman’s education and professional career at Bechtel, as well as her involvement in the SWE and other organizations. Materials from Pressman’s tenure as the president of SWE can be found in the Society of Women Engineers National Records.

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