Crary Lab Sign - McMurdo Base
ALBERT P. CRARY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER
dedicated 4 November 1991
Albert P. Crary, 1911 - 1987
Pioneer in polar geophysics and glaciology, skilled and admired administrator of polar research expeditions, the first person to set foot on both poles. 1952-1955 - chief scientist for arctic ice island T - 3. 1955 - established U.S. glaciology headquarters for the International Geophysical Year. 1957 - deputy leader of United States science during the International Geophysical Year and science leader at Little America, Antarctica. 1960 - 1968 - chief scientist United States Antarctic research Program. 1969 - 1976 - deputy, then director, Divisions of Environmental Sciences, National Science Foundation.
Photo; © Mike Usher - Pictures from an icebreaker cruise to Eastern Antarctica.