Yale Science and Engineering Association (Fall into Books Series): In Conversation with Roland Boucher ’55 M.Eng.

Join us for a livestream program featuring Roland Boucher ’55 M.Eng. to discuss his book Ancient Measurement: How Ancient Civilizations Created Precise and Reproducible Standards and the remarkably accurate standards of measurement in the Ancient world. 

Boucher examined incredible achievements of the past that highlight standards of measure from the Sumerians, Egyptians, Minoans, and others. The Sumerians, for instance, left two wonderful monuments which demonstrate their system of measurement: The Great Pyramid at Giza, which was built to Sumerian standards with an error of only 185 parts per million; and The Parthenon, in Athens, built 2000 years later to the same Sumerian standard. 

Boucher is a licensed professional engineer and former engineering program manager with the Hughes Aircraft Co. Space Division in California.  He is the author of numerous technical articles in national journals.

Moderating the program is Elissa Levy ’09, president of the Yale Science and Engineering Association. Having previously worked in the hedge fund industry, she now teaches high school physics in East Harlem, New York

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