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George Carruthers-Black Engineer of the year in 1987

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George Carruthers, who  was born October 1, 1939, grew up in theearliest stages of the space race was fasinated with space travel. He wasa civil engineer and his mother was a homemaker. This man was an

early inventor because he made his first telescope out of a cardboard

tube and lens.

        George stayed at the University of Illinois for 7 years and obtained

his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1961.

In 1962, he got a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and a

Ph. D in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering in 1964.

           Carruthers put his attention into a device

that detected and illuminated ultraviolet radiation.

Going beyong his research, George was the principle inventor of

The Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph which was used

on the APollo 16 mission to the moon.

              He has continuously offered innovation in astronomy and

physics. Also, he has been active in youth outreach programs

to bring science to the youth around the country.

              His Awards/Recognition:

               Carruthers was named Black Engineer of the year in 1987.

Aroung 1971, he received the Arthur Fleming Award.

Next year in 1972, he received the Exceptional Achievement

Scientific Award from Nasa. 1973, he received the Warner

Prize. In 2003, George Carruthers was inducted into

National Inventors Hall of Fame.

       He is definitely the overacheiver with all his work

and those degrees.

All this information found here:

 http://www.blackinventor.com/


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