ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice: Marie C. Johnson — Invisible Thread Links Explorers of the Natural World

In the hallway outside the Dean’s Office in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Cal State Fullerton is a display called “Hall of Heroes.” The display includes portraits and short biographical sketches of scientists and mathematicians, often from underrepresented groups, who achieved great heights in their professional careers.

Underneath the portraits is part of Isaac Newton’s famous quote “… standing on the shoulders of giants.” The display reminds those who pass that a rich tapestry of thinkers has contributed to our understanding of the natural world and that we who are now engaged in this effort are linked by an invisible thread to the ones who came before and to the ones who will come after.

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