James Hand ’60 returned to Washington College to talk about his decade of work with NASA’s Project Apollo. As a NASA scientist working first at Kollsman Instrument Corporation in New York, and then at the MIT/Instrumentation Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass., Hand helped develop guidance, navigation, and control systems for the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. He participated in the first lunar landing mission as part of the engineering support center at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The Bermuda Environment (ENV/BIO 221) summer course is cross listed in both environmental studies and biology. It investigates the complex ecology of the Bermuda islands, the impact that human habitation have on their natural history, and methods of addressing current environmental concerns. Major areas of study include coral reef and mangrove community ecology, fisheries and tourism impacts. The course is offered alternate summers and is taught by Donald Munson, Joseph H. McLain Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology.