Atsushi Akera is a Historian of Technology and an Assistant Professor in the
Lecturer. 1999-2002. Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Instructor. Spring 1994 - Summer 1999. College of General Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
Instructor. Summer 1994. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. August 1994. University of Pennsylvania, Department of History and Sociology of Science.
S.B. June 1986. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
S.B. June 1986. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Honors and Awards:
IEEE Postdoctoral Fellowship. AY 1999-2000. IEEE History Center Fellowship in Electrical History. [Converted to a research grant while a faculty at RPI.]
SAS Dissertation Fellowship. AY 1996-1997. University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship.
Smithsonian Institute Fellow. Summer 1996. Smithsonian Institution, National Musuem of American History.
Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship. AY 1995-1996. Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Processing.
SAS Dissertation Fellowship. AY 1995-1996. [Declined]
Oral Examination, with distinction. May 1994.
Research Fellowships. AY 1992-1994. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, under a faculty research grant.
University Fellowship. AY 1991-92. University of Pennsylvania, Department of History and Sociology of Science.
Work Experience (other):
1995-1996: Associate Curator. Exhibit of the John W. Mauchly Papers. Department of Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
1988-1991: Technology Analyst. Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, International Liaison Office. Austin, Tex.
1986-1987. Research Associate. George Mason University, George Mason Institute, Japanese Technical Information Research Service. Fairfax, Va.
Summer 1984 and 1985. Industrial Internship. Honeywell Corporation,
Office Management Systems Division. Billerica, Mass. VI-A internship program,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.