Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It is with great sadness that SkillTV reports the passing of Willard Moore. He received the first ever SkillTV FIXIT Forward Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime dedication to educating future generations of the importance engineering, how to use steam engines. We understand that a Willard Moore Memorial Scholarship fund is in the works with AFE Chapter 23 in Greensboro, NC.
Above is Willard demonstrating an engine that could actually power a pencil sharpener. He was famous for taking common items and incorporating into complex machinery so that those outside of the industry would be interested.
His passing marks the question, who is going to step up and educate future students? Should we pass on the baton or just drop it on them?
Hope that more will pick up where Willard left off and help develop more than just singers, athletes, but engineering leaders as well.