Getting to know Cyril McCormick
It takes a significant amount of equipment to do the cutting-edge work of Earth System Science. When one of the ESS faculty dreams up a new type of instrument, or field equipment needs a bit of tweaking, or even if we want to monitor a remote sensor, we call Cyril McCormick, the Associate Development Instrumental Engineer. Cyril provides design and trouble-shooting support for a wide variety of research projects in the Department. He supports research in pretty much everything from fire to ice. Cyril’s father (Cyril McCormick II) taught Chemistry and Mathematics in a 1960’s state-of-the art school. The McCormick curiosity was acquired by Cyril, who always wants to know how things work. It remains to be seen if Cyril’s son (Cyril McCormick IV) acquires that same scientific curiosity.
Global Passages of Scientists (GPS)
Two of Cyril’s most recent research cruises took him close to his birthplace, Labrador City. The ship spent a good bit of time bobbing around 200 miles from his parents’ current home in Canada. Cyril actually Skyped his parents from international waters!