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Engineering educator

Melvin Epstein, American Engineering educator. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate); member International Interactive Communications Society, American Physical Society.

Background

Epstein, Melvin was born on July 17, 1930 in New York City. Son of Paul and Rose Diana (Korenman) Epstein.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1951. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1959.

Career

Senior aerodynamicist, Republican Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, New York, 1955-1956;research scientist, General Applied Science laboratories, Hempstead, New York, 1956-1959;research scientist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959-1961;senior staff scientist, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1961-1981;professor, California State University, Northridge, since 1981;director, Video Graphics Laboratory, since 1985. Chair Pen-X Committee, Washington, 1963. Member of advisory committee Institutional Media Center, Northridge, 1985-1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer, director documentary film The Spark, 1975.

Membership

First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member International Interactive Communications Society, American Physical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, music, electronic media.

Connections

Married Marie Wallner, December 22, 1951 (divorced 1974). Children: David Sidney, Nancy Epstein. Married Joyce Brenner, April 29, 1979 (divorced 1984).

Married Golda Freedman, July 17, 1990 (divorced 1996).

father:
Paul Epstein

mother:
Rose Diana (Korenman) Epstein

spouse:
Marie Wallner

spouse:
Joyce Brenner

spouse:
Golda Freedman

child:
David Sidney Epstein

child:
Nancy Epstein