SEM History

The Experimental Techniques SEM History series, organized by Chuck Taylor, SEM's historian, features articles that offer a glimpse at the origins of our Society and the emergence of the technology used throughout the field of experimental mechanics today through some of the people who were directly involved.

If you have information that would be appropriate for this series, please contact SEM at journals@sem.org.

C.E. Taylor is an active SEM Member, Past President, Fellow and Honorary Member, and currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.


Experimental Techniques SEM History Series

SEM Milestones: Vol. 24, No. 3, May/June 2000
50 years of Milestones: Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2001
SEM History Milestones: 1952 – 2002: Vol. 26, No. 4, July/Aug 2002
SEM History in Review: Vol. 27, No. 2, March/April 2003
SEM History in Review: Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April 2004
SEM Milestones: Vol. 29, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2005
SEM Milestones: Vol. 30, No. 4, July/Aug 2006
The Early Days of Our Society: Vol. 26, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2002
History of the SEM Honors and Awards Program: Vol. 25, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2001
William T. Bean, Jr., Experimentalist, Consultant, Master Showman: Vol. 27, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2003
Bill Campbell: Vol. 25, No. 2, March/April 2001
A Tribute to Dr. Daniel C. Drucker: Vol. 25, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2001 - (issued in two parts), No. 26, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2002
Thomas J. Dolan SESA President 1951-52: Vol. 24, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2000
A.J. Durelli: Vol. 25, No. 4, July/Aug 2001
Greer Ellis: Vol. 23, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1999
Memories of Max Frocht: Vol. 24, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2000
Roscoe Guernsey, Jr., 23rd President of SESA 1917 - 2002 : Vol. 27, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2003
Reflections on Professor Miklos Hetenyi - An SESA Founder, Graduate Advisor and Friend: Vol. 27, No. 3, May/June 2003
Franklin Foster Hines: Vol. 25, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2001
Dr. Marshall Holt: Vol. 26, No. 2, March/April 2002 - (issued in two parts), No. 26, No. 3, May/June 2002
Benjamin J. Lazan SESA President 1959-1960: Vol. 23, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1999
Milton M. Leven, SESA President 1956-1957: Vol. 29, No. 2, March/April 2005
Charles Lipson Founding Member, Third SESA President: Vol. 28, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2004
Charles V. Mahlmann 1914-1986: Vol. 26, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2002
S.S. Manson, SESA President 1955-1956: Vol. 28, No. 4, July/Aug 2004
The MIT Connection: Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June 1999
Joseph Marin: Vol. 25, No. 3, May/June 2001
J.H. Meier: Vol. 22, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1998
A Tribute to Walter Ramberg: Vol. 23, No. 5, Sept/Oct 1999
Edward E. Simmons, Jr.: Vol. 28, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2004
Clarence R. Smith: Vol. 24, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2000
Ferdi Stern: An Appreciation : Vol. 28, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2004
Frank G. Tatnall: Vol. 23, No. 2, March/April 1999
Dr. Edward Wenk, Jr.: Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 2000
Daniel K. Wright, Jr., Beloved Professor – Musician – Gentleman, 1913-1991: Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2003