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Leading female engineer (1962): Mary V. Berry (mechanical engineering '62) was the first woman registered as a professional engineer in Virginia and the first woman appointed to the State Board of Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects; the first female engineer appointed to serve on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors; the first woman to receive Tech’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award; and the first woman to serve on the College of Engineering’s Advisory Board.

This 200 year old Chinese abacus ring may be the world's first wearable tech gadget. :)

Bernard Harris (b. June 26, 1956), first African American to Walk in Space. He received a BS degree in biology from University of Houston in 1978 and doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1982. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris became an astronaut in July 1991. He was assigned as a mission specialist on STS-55, Spacelab D-2, in August 1991, and later flew on board Columbia, April 26-May 6, 1993. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc…

ZX Spectrum +2, my first ever computer in the late 80s. Ironically, designed in the UK

from The New Yorker

Writing Round

The Malling-Hansen writing ball, the first commercially produced typewriter, 1865. (Ephemera/Memorabilia)

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hy! Virginia Tech Symbols and Traditions, 2015

We had an old CRAY supercomputer in the lobby of the building that I worked in at Schriever AFB.

Last photo taken of the RMS Titanic – Sailing away from Queenstown, Ireland.