Day: February 27, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: James E. West

James E West is a legendary acoustician, inventor, researcher, and professor. Along with his colleague Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil-electret transducer for acoustic technology. West’s invention is now used in the majority of cell phones, tape recorders, baby monitors, camcorders, hearing aids, professional microphones and other sound equipment. He has been awarded 60 US…

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