Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Frank Wicks, professor
of mechanical engineering, authored recent articles in Mechanical Engineering on the anniversary of two notable
achievements in technology. His article, “Trial by Flier,” which chronicles the
history of human flight, was the lead article in a December special supplement
to the magazine. (Wicks was a guest at the celebration of 100 years of flight
in Kitty Hawk, N.C.,
on Dec. 17, an event attended by President George W. Bush.) Wicks also wrote “Nuclear
Navy” in the January issue of the magazine about the 50th
anniversary of the launch of the Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.