WALL TOWNSHIP— The Wall of Honor event will be returning to InfoAge Science History Learning Center [InfoAge] on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
BY ABBY REINHARD THE COAST STAR
According to Mike Ruane, chief executive officer at InfoAge, the reception is held to honor inductees for their contributions to their “technical area of expertise while working at Camp Evans.”
This year’s inductees are: Henry Muller for his work in Airborne Signal Intelligence, Emil Schuerman for his work in Radar Design and E. King Stodola for his work on Project Diana.
The Chairman’s Award recipient is the Harris Corporation “for exceptional support of InfoAge and for significant and innovative contributions and service to the defense of our country,” Mr. Ruane said.
According to a press release from InfoAge, Harris has already committed to the $10,000 Platinum scholarship.
The inductees were selected by a committee of former Camp Evans engineers and scientists, all of whom are well-versed in the work done at Camp Evans, according to Mr. Ruane.
Starting this year, the committee also considered work done at Fort Monmouth. The recipient of the Chairman’s Award is separately selected by the chairman and the InfoAge Executive Committee.
Each inductee will receive a copy of the awards program, which will be videotaped, as well as a plaque inscribed with his name to be placed on the physical “Wall of Honor” in the InfoAge lobby.
Mr. Muller will also receive a commemorative plaque to take home, and the families Mr. Schuerman and Mr. Stodola, both of whom have passed away, will collect a respective plaque on their behalf. The Harris Corporation will also be presented with a trophy.
Tickets for the event are $125 with all proceeds going towards developing STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] programs and operations at InfoAge, Mr. Ruane confirmed.
Tickets include a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 8 p.m. The Bob Pilcher Trio will also be playing background music from 7 to 9 p.m., when the awards program begins.
Organizers are anticipating a full house this year in the InfoAge dining room, which seats 100, as 97 attendees came out to celebrate last year.
According to Mr. Ruane, the Wall of Honor is a beneficial event to recognize inductees for their successes in front of their peers.
“The presentations include many examples of the innovation, hard work, laughter and tears that was part of the work of these engineers and scientists, and it sheds light on some of the secret projects developebehind the fence at Camp Evans,” Mr. Ruane said.