Stepan Prokopovych

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Stepan Prokopovych was born in Shpotvka, Russian Empire back in 1878. He graduated from St. Petersburg Institute of Engineers Ways of Communication in 1901. He stayed at that institution for two years after graduation as an instructor. In 1906, he was appointed to the Chair of Strength of Material at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute leaving in 1911.

He moved back to St. Petersburg where he worked as a Professor in the Electrotechnical Institute and the St. Petersburg Institute of the Railways from 1911-1917.

In 1922, he moved to the United States working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation until 1927. He moved again to be a faculty professor at the University of Michigan creating the first bachelor’s and doctoral programs in engineering mechanics. His textbooks have been published in 36 languages. My word limit is near so let’s wrap this up.

What you may not know about Stepan Prokopovych Timoshenko is that he is considered the father of modern engineering mechanics. His findings on engineering mechanics, elasticity and strength of materials are still widely used today. The Timoshenko Medal is given annually for distinguished contributions in applied mechanics.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray his findings are used today in construction....for what WE deal with, it's evident with the deflection in floors.... and the structural integrity of the supporting members.... the modulus of elasticity in the flooring system....

Sep 23, 2018 03:39 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... so I guess when the Soviets took credit for inventing just about everything, they were exaggerating a bit?

Sep 23, 2018 04:55 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Stepan was a step ahead during his lifetime! Enjoy your day!

Sep 23, 2018 05:38 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He set the basis for his field and taught it as well.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 23, 2018 05:58 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I really enjoyed this one. Amazing what one person can accomplish.

Sep 23, 2018 06:09 AM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Timeless discoveries which have rewarded future generations !

Sep 23, 2018 06:57 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He definitely paved the way for a great many things that have come our way from his studies.

Sep 23, 2018 07:43 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Another interesting story of someone that learn and use what he learn to be great.


Sep 23, 2018 08:12 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Science was never my best subject so I applaud someone of genius like this.

Sep 23, 2018 08:28 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Interestingly enough, when I was in college, I knew someone with the same last name, I wonder if he was related.  A

Sep 23, 2018 08:39 AM #10
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

It's a honor to have your work last all these years.

Sep 23, 2018 09:03 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It probably doesn’t surprise you that I didn’t know this gentleman or his accomplishments. Thank you for sharing this daily James...

Sep 23, 2018 10:36 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

This was another facinating read. I had not heard of him but he certainly made some impressive contributions!


Sep 23, 2018 12:32 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- all of that is over my head but thank goodness it wasn't over his. 

Sep 23, 2018 03:58 PM #14
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
I am always fascinated with people who have scientific minds. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 24, 2018 08:43 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I will defer to Barbara Todaro's explanation . If your work is still viable all these years later.... that is a tremendous feat. 

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