Prof. Henry Everitt, adjunct professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at Duke, isfeatured on the website of the National Defense Education Program as part of aseries of articles about scientists who work in defense laboratories. The goal of the articles is to inspire students to pursue degrees and careers in science and engineering.
Everitt grew up near the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, and now works there as a senior scientist at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center. He is quoted in the article as saying, “As a kid. . . I was lucky to be swimming in an environment where science and engineering were celebrated.” Today, he encourages students to keep asking questions and trying to find the answers through science. He tells them there are still big questions out there waiting to be asked. . . and answered. Everitt received all his degrees from Duke and has been an adjunct professor here for 20 years. He maintained labs in the physics department until 2005 when he moved to become a full-time researcher at Redstone Arsenal. He continues to co-mentor graduate students at Duke in physics, ECE, and chemistry, traveling to Duke every couple of months. Duke students and colleagues also regularly travel to Huntsville to work in Everitt’s labs. “It’s actually a terrific partnership between Duke physics and the Army that I hope to continue for many more years,” he says. Read the article here.