Ada Pressman ( 1927 - 2003 )

  • Pressman graduated with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering  from Ohio State University in 1950.
  • She is recognized for her breakthroughs in improving the precision and reliability of sensors and controls.
  • Pressman was honoured as one of the United States' outstanding experts in power plant controls, process instrumentation.
  • Recognized for significantly improving the safety for both coal-fired and nuclear plants, her work has positively impacted both workers and local residents.
  • In honour of her work, Pressman received the Society of Women Engineers’ achievement award in 1976, principally due to her immense contribution in the field of power control systems engineering.

Text: SWE. 2015. Ada Pressman. [Online] Available at: <> [Accessed May 6 2020]

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Author: Mohammad Alalami (2020) LJMU Student

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