“MIT was a very humbling experience for me,” says Alan Henricks, 1 of the initially generation in his Midwestern loved ones to attend college. “But at the end of four years, it also gave me self-confidence to go forward in the world.”
Doc Edgerton’s legacy. Alan, who went on to a effective profession of leadership roles at various technologies businesses, and his wife, Joan, enthusiastically help the MIT Edgerton Center, founded in 1992 to honor the late Harold “Doc” Edgerton, SM ’27, ScD ’31, the inventor, entrepreneur, and beloved MIT professor. When Alan was an undergraduate campus tour guide, his favored cease was Edgerton’s Strobe Lab, exactly where he normally encountered the supposedly retired professor assisting undergraduates with projects. The Edgerton Center, Alan says, combines mens and manus, supplying a useful maker space for students.