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Up Periscope!: How Engineer Raye Montague Revolutionized Shipbuilding

Hardback Published on: 05/12/2024
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Published 05/12/2024
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Synopsis

The inspiring story of engineer Raye Montague, a hidden figure who created the first comprehensive computer program to design ships for the US Navy.

Girls like Raye Montague weren't supposed to like math or science, or go to engineering school. But tenacious Raye had a plan, one that eventually took her all the way to the US Navy. There, she was assigned an impossible task: to come up with a single computer program that could design every part of a ship. It had never been done before-but Raye's groundbreaking program revolutionized the way ships and submarines were built, and set her on a path to become a pioneering figure in naval engineering and the navy's first female program manager of ships.

Award-winning author Jennifer Swanson and acclaimed illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison celebrate a self-made engineer who worked around anyone and anything that stood in her way in this illuminating biography about never giving up on your dreams.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • ISBN: 9780316565486
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 260 x 257 mm

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