Connie Wilson (? in Portland, OR – d. July 23, 1986) joined the Gun Fabrication group of Tek's CRT Production in June 1957.
In the early 1950s, she had planned to get a biology degree at Portland State College and work as a laboratory technician. She lived at home and worked nights and weekends to pay for her education. But just as she was about to finish up, her parents moved to Missouri. With no place to live, Connie quit school and went to work. After working other jobs for a couple of years, in 1957 she landed a job at Tektronix’ CRT Production’s Gun Fabrication group.
Having no engineering degree nor even a bachelor's degree, she went on to become project leader of the group responsible for designing CRTs and in the process designed the CRT for the Model 540 series of oscilloscopes and for the Model 556 dual-beam oscilloscope.
In 1964, Connie helped design the Model 545-B and 547 oscilloscopes that became industry standards.
According to TekTalk Fall 1966, she
Connie left Tektronix in 1974 to coach volleyball at Clackamas Community College and run a trailer park she had bought.
Products by Connie Wilson
Components by Connie Wilson
|154-0676-xx||CRT||CRT||Connie Wilson • Gary Nelson||465 • Telequipment D75 • Telequipment D755|
|154-0677-xx||CRT||CRT||Connie Wilson • Gary Nelson||475 • 475A|
|T5032||CRT||5" rectangular-faceplate CRT||Connie Wilson||561 • 567|
|T5033||CRT||5" CRT||Connie Wilson||561S • 506|
|T5470||CRT||5" electrostatic deflection CRT||Connie Wilson||543B • 544 • 545B • 546 • 547|
|T5560||CRT||dual-beam CRT||Connie Wilson||556|
Patents by Connie Wilson
- Connie Wilson @ vintagetek.org
- Let’s Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day and Tek’s Own Connie Wilson @ tek.com
- Tektronix Establishes Award Program in Connie Wilson's Honor