Stan Cotreau and the Instructional Instrument Lab
If you’re going to teach people engineering, - says Stan Cotreau, the Director of the Physics / SEAS Instiructional Instrument Lab (or the Machine Shop, as it's commonly called) - if you’re going to teach them experimental physics, you’ve got to teach them how to work with their hands.
Stan has been running the Machine Shop for more than 20 years, teaching generations of physics and engineering students to build instruments for their various research needs. This year, his work has been recognized with the Dean's Distinction Award. An article and video about Stan can be viewed on the Harvard Gazette website.