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Harry J. Weiss papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 11/7/14

Scope and Content

This collection (1958-2010) contains biographical information, published articles, and technical reports of Harry J. Weiss. The technical reports contain mathematical formulations used to describe deflections of loaded plates and mixed boundary value problems.

Dates

  • 1958-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Harry Joseph Weiss was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 15, 1923. He received his B.S. (1947) in mathematics, M.S. (1949) in applied mathematics and a D.Sc. (1951) also in applied mathematics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



Prior to coming to Iowa State University, Weiss was an Assistant Professor of mathematics (1947-1951) at Carnegie Technical Institute (Carnegie Mellon University) and was Assistant Professor of applied mathematics (1951-1953) at Brown University. He joined the faculty at Iowa State College (University) in 1953 as an Assistant Professor (1953-1956) of mathematics and was promoted to Associate Professor (1956-1962), Professor (1962-1989) and Head (1964-1986) of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. Weiss retired in 1989 and was named Professor Emeritus of aerospace engineering and mathematics. Throughout his career Weiss' main focus of research was in applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, and integral transforms.



In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at Iowa State, Weiss also provided consulting services to industry and was active in professional organizations. He was a Visiting Scientist (1961) at the National Bureau of Standards, Consultant (1954-1959) to the U.S. Air Force Office of Ordinance Research (1954-1959), and Consultant (1962-1965) to General Dynamics Astronautics. Weiss was a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and served on their Executive Committee (1981-1984), President (1965) of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and President (1967-1969) of the Midwest Mechanics Conference. At Iowa State, Weiss was named President (1972) of the Osborne Research Club, Chair (1974-1976) of the Department Executive Officers Council, and President of the ISU Chapters of Phi Kappa Phi (1982) and Sigma Xi (1966).



Weiss married Marion Rivkees of Pittsburgh in 1947. They had three children.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

Abstract

Harry Joseph Weiss was a professor (1953-1989) of mathematics and engineering mechanics at Iowa State University. Weiss was born on February 15, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Iowa State, Weiss worked at Carnegie Technical Institute (Carnegie Mellon University) and Brown University. As a member of the faculty at Iowa State, Weiss also served as a consultant for several aerospace firms. His main focus of research was in applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, and integral transforms. This collection contains biographical information and copies of several articles and technical reports written by Weiss. The technical reports contain mathematical formulations used to describe deflections of loaded plates and mixed boundary value problems.

Arrangement

This collection is organized Chronologically with biographical material at the front.

Items in related collections

RS 11/7. Iowa State University. Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics records, 1930-2011

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 11/7/14. Harry J. Weiss papers, 1958-2010
Date
January 22, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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