They went from clerks and waitresses to engineers

Cadettes earn their stripes

Penn State was among the most active American universities in training women engineers during World War II. This group of Cadettes from airplane manufacturer Curtiss-Wright
underwent a 10-month immersion in aviation technology and science for 30 hours per week. The Cadettes could “absorb and apply much more engineering training than anyone
anticipated,” said the assistant dean of engineering.