44. Inspiring Exploration

44. Inspiring Exploration

Engineering wizard Ian Richardson wants to find ways to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen. He wants to design and build bigger rockets to take people farther than we’ve ever gone before. And he wants to travel in space.In grade school, Richardson loved to camp...
46. Inspiring Courage

46. Inspiring Courage

InspirationWhen Edward R. Murrow penned those heartfelt words in the early 1930s he wasn’t describing the influence of a love interest, a CBS colleague, or his wife Janet on his legendary broadcasting career. Instead, the 1930 graduate of then Washington State...
53. Inspiring Innovation

53. Inspiring Innovation

CuriosityHe was naturally curious as a child growing up in the Netherlands. At the age of 8 or 9, he recalls being more interested in reading volumes of the encyclopedia than in playing outdoors.He credits his dad, who worked at a museum that encouraged kids to...
50. Inspiring Self-Sacrifice

50. Inspiring Self-Sacrifice

Winds of changeThe wind whistled and rattled the bare tree branches throughout the Palouse that cloud-covered morning, as it often does in early March, when Old Man Winter and Lady Spring engage in regular tugs-of-war to determine the reigning season of the...
52. Inspiring Determination

52. Inspiring Determination

ValidationHer face lights up with a broad grin as she recalls the moment. Her breathing was shallow, her heart racing. She blinked, and swallowed hard, anticipating the announcement.Then, like a slow-motion dream sequence in which you accomplish the...