This lecture series, co-sponsored by the Fairmont State Foundation and the President's Office, is organized by the College of Science and Technology in honor of Robert L. Carroll who passed away on April 13, 1997, in Charleston, S. C., at age 87. Dr. Carroll was born January 15, 1910, in Three Lakes, Washington. He received an A.B. Education degree from Fairmont State College in 1933, an M.S. in Mathematics from West Virginia University in 1940, and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Physics from West Virginia University in 1944.
Dr. Carroll was on the faculty of Fairmont State College as a Professor of Physics and head of the Physics Department from 1946 to 1956. His other positions included Associate Project Leader of Proximity Fuze Research with the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Chief Engineer and Dean of Academics at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Md. (where one of his students was Allan Shepherd), and senior scientist and analyst with various government research and testing operations. From 1965 to 1977 he was head of the Department of Physics at Baptist College in Charleston, S.C.
Dr. Carroll’s numerous awards include American Men of Science, Who’s Who in American Education, Two Thousand Men of Achievement (1972), and the Ordnance Development Award for Naval Research.