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FESSENDEN-TROTT SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES
 

Summary: FESSENDEN-TROTT SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES
2010-2011
INTRODUCTION
Scholarships, to be known as Fessenden-Trott scholarships, have been established in
memory of the late Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the late Helen May
Fessenden (née Trott).
Professor Fessenden was born in Canada in 1866. He came to Bermuda as a young
man and was Headmaster of the Whitney Institute for approximately two years. He
married Helen May Trott of Bermuda in 1890. During a distinguished career in
Canadian and American universities, which included appointments as Professor of
Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and at Western University of Pennsylvania
(now the University of Pittsburgh) Professor Fessenden became a renowned inventor of
electrical and radio equipment and was a pioneer of radio broadcasting. He developed
an entirely new system of wireless transmission distinct from and based on a different
principle from that of Marconi and Lodge and he first tested the wireless telephone at
Cobbs Island, Maryland, in 1900. Six years later he effected the first two-way
trans-Atlantic wireless telegraphic service between Brant Rock, Massachussetts, and
Machrihanish, Scotland. Professor Fessenden also invented the oscillator, the
fathometer (also known as the sonic depth finder), the wireless compass and other

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics