Staver re­ceives bach­e­lor’s de­gree

Record Observer - - COMMUNITY -

WORCES­TER, MA — On Satur­day, May 12, on the Worces­ter Polytech­nic In­sti­tute cam­pus quad­ran­gle, over 1,000 bach­e­lor’s de­grees were awarded dur­ing the univer­sity’s 150th com­mence­ment cer­e­mony. War­ren Staver of Cen­tre­ville was awarded a bach­e­lor of science de­gree in en­vi­ron­men­tal en­gi­neer­ing with high dis­tinc­tion.

The key­note ad­dress was given by Mar­got Lee Shet­terly, au­thor of “Hid­den Fig­ures: The Amer­i­can Dream, and the Un­told Story of the Black Women Math­e­ma­ti­cians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The book, which was made into a ma­jor mo­tion pic­ture in 2016, shares the his­tory of the black fe­male math­e­ma­ti­cians who were part of NASA’S work­force from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Shet­terly told the grad­u­ates that the prob­lems they will be asked to solve “will de­mand your skills as a pro­fes­sional, but they’ll also re­quire you to draw on your deep­est well of hu­man­ity,” say­ing that science and the hu­man­i­ties are “both rooted in the same mo­ti­va­tion, which is to mea­sure and un­der­stand the na­ture of the world, and to make the hu­man world a bet­ter place.”

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