|Sharing a love of learning early on|
|Dad's Lamar ring|
My father had degrees in electrical engineering, applied mathematics and a PhD in particle physics. He acknowledged he would have stayed in school forever, except he and my mother had started a family - so he had to get a job! I know that he was proud of me - because he told me so.
Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society
Phi Kappa Phi honor society
|1st Grade Science Project|
One of my dad's mantras was always "it's not where you study, but what you learn." He didn't attend a large prestigious institution for his undergraduate degree - he got his start in Beaumont, Texas at what was then Lamar State Technical College (it is now Lamar University).
In June 1957 he received two Bachelor of Science degrees - in electrical engineering and mathematics; in August of that year he married my mother, and by September they had moved to Baton Rouge where he began working on his PhD in physics.
|5th Grade Science Project|
|6th Grade Science Project|
before her first Nutcracker
I only wish he were here to see her now.
Until next time.