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Monument Honoring Robert Goddard '08 to Be Dedicated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/May 12, 2006
Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5609

What

The Goddard Memorial Association (GMA) will dedicate a monument honoring Robert H. Goddard, a 1908 WPI graduate and inventor of the liquid-fueled rocket, in Worcester, Goddard's birthplace. The monument's unique design, created by local artist Joseph Miglionico, has eight panels surrounding a 10-foot-high stylized stainless steel rocket and tower. The panels highlight Goddard's career and accomplishments through text, photos, and diagrams. Two informational kiosks at the entrance to the memorial site were donated by WPI and Clark University.

Goddard, considered the father of modern rocketry, received a B.S. in physics from WPI and, in 1917, developed the bazooka weapon on the WPI campus. He was the first undergraduate at WPI to be inducted into Sigma Xi. Today, WPI's Goddard Hall is named for him.

When

Friday, May 12, 2006, 2 p.m.

Where

Corner of Goddard Memorial Drive and Apricot Street, Worcester, Mass.

More Info

More information about the Godard Memorial.