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.
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.
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