Science Talent Institute contest, 1949

Science Talent Institute contest, 1949

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Caption: Science Talent Institute contest, 1949. Teenage schoolchildren taking part in the 8th Science Talent Institute in March 1949, with US research engineer Richard C. Hitchcock (centre right). Hitchcock worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where his research focused on quartz crystals and stroboscopy. Here, he is demonstrating a new strain gauge. From left to right: Laveta Audrey Johnson (age 17, Oak Park, Illinois), Ursula Vivian Victor (age 16, Forest Hills, New York), Anne Wagman (age 16, Forest Hills, New York), Caroline Littlejohn (age 16, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Roger Hugh Nelson (age 17, Mount Pleasant, Utah), Dr Hitchcock, and John David Kaufman (Grinnell, Iowa). Photographed by Fremont Davis (1915-1977).

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