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From Illinois to the Moon: The Life and Legacy of George R. Carruthers

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Location
1002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 North Wright Street, Urbana IL
Date
Feb 24, 2024   10:00 am  
Contact
Catherine Somers
E-Mail
csomers@illinois.edu
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Black History Month 2024

Professor Lara Waldrop will discuss her NASA research project, The Carruthers Geocorona Project. The name honors Dr. George R. Carruthers, a prominent, three-time Illinois alumnus. As one of the first African American men to earn a doctorate degree in astrophysics, Dr. George R. Carruthers is known as a trailblazer. He invented the camera that took the first images of space, significantly improving our understanding of space and earth science

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