Joseph Clement (1779-1844) was a machinist and engineer and the man Charles Babbage approached to build the worlds first computer but confusion over Clement’s status, technician or collaborator, meant the computer was never finished.
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Beaker: a model technician
Beaker (1977- ) quickly became one of the foremost communicators of science of his day. As Dr. Bunsen’s assistant he showed a generation of children the wonders of the modern scientific age.
Stephen Burgess wins outstanding apprentice award
First published at Leeds.ac.uk on 01 February 2016 Stephen Burgess a Mechanical Engineering Technician has won the Outstanding Apprentice Award from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST). Stephen, a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the School of Earth and Environment (SEE), won the Outstanding Apprentice Award at the IST annual meeting last autumn. He works inContinue reading “Stephen Burgess wins outstanding apprentice award”
Technicians in focus – Costume
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 01 February 2016 Allana Marsh: We speak with the University’s costume technician. I talked to Allana at her desk in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI) surrounded by fabulous dresses, hats, shoes and mannequins. Feeling a little underdressed I found out that Allana’s early love of sewing andContinue reading “Technicians in focus – Costume”
Technicians without borders
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 18 May 2016 A technician from the Faculty of Biological Sciences found a way to help with the Ebola epidemic – he went to Sierra Leone to work in a diagnostic laboratory testing for the virus. Many of us sit at home watching tragedies unfold on the television news andContinue reading “Technicians without borders”
Walking the technician’s beat
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 28 July 2016 Sitting opposite Sue Keat in the Faculty of Biological Sciences canteen, it’s hard to imagine her in a dingy car park, handcuffing a drug dealer who is resisting arrest. However, that is the reality of her dual life; lab technician during the week and Special Constable atContinue reading “Walking the technician’s beat”