Dr. Kyle Cudworth, a retired Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UChicago and former Director of Yerkes Observatory, keeps us on a strong scientific footing and helps us forge new connections in the astronomical community. Having lived in Williams Bay for over forty years, Kyle is ingrained in our community, and has been an active contributor to GLAS Education since the very beginning. Kyle is always there for us with welcome advice, a quick explanation of binary star system dynamics, or showing up with a jigsaw in our hour of need.
As Director of Education for the National Space Society and having years of experience as science educator, Francis Dellutri is a natural fit for the board of GLAS Education. Francis has partnered with GLAS on multiple local star parties and her ties to the area go back to volunteering and working on projects at Yerkes Observatory.
With 20 patents to his credit and over 45 years experience in direct product development, Larry Happ is now extending his love of challenges and engineering to serve on the GLAS Board. After living and working in Illinois, he has returned to his roots in the Geneva Lake area and has graciously drawn on his expertise to mentor students in engineering and design projects. It was Larry’s connection to Acme Design that prompted the creation of 3D molds of the architectural images in the Yerkes Observatory rotunda and entrance columns. These molds were invaluable in providing blind and low vision students with aids to enhance their observatory experience and will continue to be accessible aids in understanding the history of Yerkes.
It is difficult to find a picture of Tim where he is not surrounded by students. For nearly ten years, Yerkes Education Outreach has relied on Tim’s dedication as a teacher of the blind and visually impaired with a focus in science and math. Tim is a creative thinker when it comes to ways to apply the latest technology in helping people with visual disabilities overcome barriers. He has been a teacher at the Wisconsin School for the Blind for eight years. He is a great advocate for his students and has contributed his time and talent to two National Science Foundation grants awarded to Yerkes Education Outreach, now GLAS.