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Kiremidjian, Anne S.

Anne S. Kiremidjian, 2014

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
Oral History Project: 
Pioneering Women
Kiefer, Joyce
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In this 2016 oral history, Professor Anne Setian Kiremidjian, a structural engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, describes her early life in Bulgaria, her family’s immigration to the United States in the 1960s as a part of a program for those of Armenian descent, her engineering education at Stanford, and her research on earthquake risk modeling and structural damage detection at Stanford’s John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center. One of the first women to receive tenure in the School of Engineering, Kiremidjian also discusses some of the issues facing female engineers in academia.

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