Honoring his first mentor Walter J. Carr: Through all his professional growth and success, James Carr (Ph.D. ’89, Physics) has always appreciated the impact his very first mentor—his father—had on his life. And, in 2007, he found a way to pay it forward. Working with UMD, he established the W.J. Carr Lecture Series on Superconductivity and Advanced Materials in the Department of Physics to honor the man who introduced him to physics. The next Carr lecture will be given by Dale J. Van Harlingen, the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Read article "Taking Satellite Technology—and Physics—to New Heights" about James Carr's career.