Today’s Throwback Thursday comes from a 1918 issue of Electroforce—a publication which included articles written by area electrical engineers and news from the School of Engineering of Milwaukee. 


The first female teacher hired by the School of Engineering was Esther H. Shapiro.  She was hired to teach math after receiving her B.A. in mathematics and a teaching certificate from the University of Wisconsin. Esther H. Shapiro taught at the School of Engineering from 1918 until 1923.


She was very active in Milwaukee area Jewish women’s organizations, and her papers are housed at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee.