Certificate to Dr Louise W Davies for Transistor short course

Made by Pennsylvania State College in United States, North and Central America, 1953.

Transistors were invented in 1949 by Walter Brattain, John Bardeen and William Shockley at Bell Laboritories and have become the fundamental component of modern electronics.

In 1953 Dr Louis Davies, a scientist at the CSIRO Division of Radio Physics, attended a course held at the Pennsylvania College. Dr Davies then returned to Australia and with Dr Brian Cooper ran a course of ten lectures. This was the first course on transistor electronics held in Australia. This is the certificate of comple...


Certificate awarded to Louise Walter Davies for completing the Transistor short course from the Pennsylvania State College Extension Services. It is printed on thick paper stock and is of the quarto paper size, the size commonly used in the USA still as opposed to the A4 size. The words 'The Pennsylvania State College' arch over the college's logo, and the words 'Extension Services' are printed either side of the logo. The certificate states that Louis Walter Davies has successfully completed a course of instruction in Transistor Short Course consisting of two weeks of laboratory and lectures awarded at the State College, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1953.


177 mm
227 mm


Produced by the Pennsylvania State College in 1953.
Pennsylvania State College 1953


This certificate was awarded to Louise Walter Davies, who went on to give the first lectures in Australia on the transistor.
Davies, Louise Walter


Gift of Gordon Davies, 2007
8 October, 2007

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Certificate to Dr Louise W Davies for Transistor short course 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2017, <https://ma.as/365084>
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