Wyn Kelley’s Article, “Ahoy! Engineers” in MIT Technology Review

Wyn Kelley’s article “Ahoy, Engineers! From STEM to stern, Herman Melville’s classic whaling novel resonates with MIT students.” was published in the MIT Technology Review. Kelley writes, “Melville knew intimately the aspects of whaling that MIT students can well appreciate: the system of hemp, wood, iron, and human muscle that launches the harpoon and brings the whale home; the sensitive tools that navigate the ship and handle sails; the hand-wrought machinery that hauls and cuts whale blubber; the furnace that refines it into oil. MIT students also understand the physics of wind and weather, and the engineering that gives sailors an advantage against superior forces.” For full article, go to MIT Technology Review.

Wyn Kelley with the whaleship, Charles W. Morgan

Wyn Kelley with the whaleship, Charles W. Morgan