Early Years of GALCIT Featured in New Display
The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) was a key component in the success of the Southern California aeronautic industry, which took flight in the 1920s. Working Together, Learning to Fly is a historical look at the research and industry collaborations at Caltech during the early years of GALCIT and is currently on display at Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration.
The exhibit, a collaboration of the Caltech Library, the Caltech Archives, GALCIT, and the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, features four cases full of documents, photographs, and images that highlight pioneers in the field, the history of Caltech's legendary wind tunnel, industry partnerships, and the important contributions that GALCIT graduates made to aviation.
The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Parsons-Gates. For more information, visit the exhibit's website.
Written by Katie Neith