The HistoryMakers video oral history with James Hubbard, Jr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 38 min., 31 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Hubbard, James E., -- Jr. -- (James Edward), -- 1951- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with James Hubbard, Jr.
James Hubbard, Jr.
Other authors / contributors:Hubbard, James E., Jr. (James Edward), 1951- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Hampton, Virginia 2013 May 19.
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Summary:Engineer and professor James Hubbard was born in 1951 in Danville, Virginia. After graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1969, Hubbard enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine during the Vietnam War and became the youngest serviceman to receive the unlimited horsepower, steam and diesel engine Marine Engineering license from the U.S. Coast Guard. Hubbard went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from there with his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He worked at MIT for thirteen years before joining the Photonics Center at Boston University. In 2004, Hubbard was named the Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. Hubbard's major research accomplishments include "Smart Skin" technology, a blanket-like large-area sensor, and the "Sky Walker," an aircraft model built to detect and utilize the energy systems of the atmosphere.