Friday, September 14, 2018

William A. Goddard III - Scientist in a Beret

William A. Goddard III was born in El Centro California and lived his early years in farm towns across California, where his dad made the wooden boxes used to ship agricultural products.
He always dreamed of living in LA and became an undergraduate at UCLA (BS Engineering, June 1960) and a graduate student at Caltech [PhD in Engineering Science (minor in Physics), Oct. 1964]. He joined the chemistry faculty at Caltech in November 1964 where he remains today as a professor and researcher. 
One of the most influential American scientists of our time, he tirelessly embarks on revolutionary projects of environmental aid and groundbreaking drug design. 
Bill Goddard emerged from poverty with his philanthropist heart and scientific genius to shape theories of some of the most influential scientist in the world.

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