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“Racing into the Space Age: The Life, Scholarship, and Legacy of Dr. Walter S. McAfee ’85HN” Feb. 5

Join Walter D. Greason, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership, Melissa Ziobro, specialist professor of public history, and student researcher Vincent Sauchelli for “Racing into the Space Age: The Life, Scholarship, and Legacy of Dr. Walter S. McAfee ’85HN at Monmouth and Beyond,” on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.

McAfee was a distinguished African American mathematical physicist who taught atomic and nuclear physics and solid-state electronics at Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) from 1958 to 1975. McAfee gained recognition with Project Diana, a research project based at Fort Monmouth, which bounced a radar signal from the moon’s surface. On Jan. 10, 1946, the experiment was conducted successfully, an achievement that many regard as the beginning of the Space Age.

The event is free but preregistration is required.