Guys, what 60s TV character most influenced you to pursue a STEM career?

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Guys, what 60s TV character most influenced you to pursue a STEM career?

  1. Lt Uhura

  2. Nurse Chapel

  3. Maureen

  4. Judy

  5. Penny

  6. Jeannie

  7. Aunt Bea

  8. Other (must be 60s; and not Ginger or Mary Ann [asked and answered in multiple threads already])

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  1. Van Johnston

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    Poll adapted from a workplace discussion this week that drifted far off the original topic of robots. Keep it clean please. Sorry aviatrixes, you will need to create your own poll.
     
  2. Crashnburn

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    None of the above. It wasn’t known as STEM, then, but it’s always been in my blood.
     
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    Other: Barbara Gordon

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    I never pursued a STEM career, more like fell into it. Sometimes your job chooses you.
     
  5. X3 Skier

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    Always loved planes. When my eyes went bad, if I couldn’t fly for the USAF, I decided to help design them.

    Sky King, Penny and the Songbird were a never miss experience in my long ago youth.

    Cheers
     
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    Scotty on Star Trek. He could never generate quite enough power, and yet the Enterprise somehow completed every mission.
     
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    Miss Emma Peel:

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    Just like the Cessna 150s I learned to fly in. :cool:
     
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    Emma Peel for the win!
     
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    So you have to be a geezer to vote?
     
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    Yes. Think of it as inverted age discrimination. ;)
     
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    Inverted, perverted, tomayto, tomahto.....
     
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    Even as a kid, I always wanted to see Emma Peal.
     
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    Mr. Wizard.
     
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    The guy on TV that got me into STEM was Neil Armstrong. He wasn't on for long but it made a big impact on me.
     
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    NOTA. I wasn't alive then, and I bailed on the engineering career after 8 years for a job that pays 3-4 times more.
     
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    Non necessarily, there are always reruns.
     
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    Mr. Spock mostly inspired science in me...

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    But Dianna Rigg got me watching 60's reruns...

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    Funny, I tried to join USAF right after high school to be a hot-shot fighter jock, and was told that "with those glasses, the best we can do is a navigator on a C-130" or something similar. I did end up as a civilian programmer for them from 1995-2000, just by happenstance.
    Sky King rocked—at least when I was very young. I've watched a few episodes recently; one can never go home again, as they say.
     
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    Was never inspired by fictional characters, always by real ones. Guys like Einstein and Oppenheimer. But boy did I have some serious hots of Daphne. Even as a little kid I didn't want to see Scooby or Shaggy, I wanted Daphne.
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    Emma Peal, definitely. I had a '93 Range Rover Classic LWB that I loved, and spent a lot of time underneath... I named her Emma.

    A very close second... Julie Newmar's Catwoman..

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    What if you're older than a geezer?

    My decision to make my career in what is now called STEM was made in the early 1950s when I read the 1947 book, "Juan of Manila," a true story about a boy in the Philippines who cobbled together a radio transmitter during the WW2 Japanese occupation. It inspired me to get my ham license at age 12 and the rest is history.

    My mom wouldn't let us get a TV as she thought it would interfere with our homework.
     
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    I assume you'd have to know what STEM and words like "aviatrixes" mean, which is why I didn't vote.
     
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    Okay, I Googled it. Not "aviatrixes" as I can figure that one out.

    But as to the OP's question, Mary Ann hands down. She wasn't a career influence, I always just had the hots for her. She reminded me of my best friend's mom. (Don't tell my best friend about that, shhhhh.)

    Baby is looking a little harsh these days though...
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    I see I was an inspiration before I was even around.
     
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    Now THAT'S a horse of a different ... wait... ummm.... shade of grey?
     
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    Then why aren’t you flying a Cirrus Vision Jet or at least a SR-22:D

    Cheers
     
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    I was and still am insanely jealous of John Steed.

    Cheers
     
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    They don't like grass strip operations. :)

    And I'm closer to retirement than I should be, so I'm kind of putting that money away.
     
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    This thread seems to be less about inspiring young men to get into STEM, and more about making young men want to get into... never mind...
     
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    All of those are too new. I was a big Fireball XL-5 junkie as a kid (my first school lunchbox was a Fireball XL-5 one).

    Dr. Venus:


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    I was thinking of doing something similar. But I was never very good at chemistry...
     
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    How could you even notice Daphne when Velma was around? And being the brainiac, she was MUCH more of a STEM inspiration.


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    Is an aviatrix a dominatrix with a pilot certificate?
     
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    Well, after all, the only reason I became an engineer was for the groupies.

    I was cruelly misinformed....
     
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    I'm assuming if I don't know what STEM means then I don't have a career in it. :D
     
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    Seamstress, Theater, Evangelist, Masseuse.

    I'm pretty sure that's right.
     
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