FA Recognizes M. Carlson Williams ’57, for Gift to New Science Lab

September 23, 2019

M. Carlson Williams ’57 (R) with Dr. Richard Swett (L), President of the FA Board of Trustees

On Monday, September 23rd, Foxcroft Academy recognized M. Carlson Williams ’57, for his generous donation that helped the Foxcroft Academy science laboratory be completely renovated last summer.  

Following his time at FA, Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Maine in 1961 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering  He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1970 with a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Connecticut as a research engineer which included evaluating coatings for military and NASA spacecraft and developing laser measuring instrumentation for jet engines

Mr. Williams has always been interested in science.  He mentored a number of students investigating a variety of scientific phenomena.  Also, he judged science fairs including 22 years as a Special Awards judge for the Connecticut State Science Fair.

He was bestowed the privilege of joining Sigma Xi, which is a prestigious organization that is a Scientific Research Society.  He received this honor in 1971 for his work adapting lasers to the study of gas turbine aerodynamics.  

Two years ago he left Connecticut and returned to Dover-Foxcroft, his home town, and is happy to be able to support the science program at Foxcroft Academy

Mr. Matthew Carlson Williams’ father, Honorable Matthew Williams, was a Foxcroft Academy Trustee for 44 years from 1950 to 1994 and was the President of the Board for 19 years.

We present this plaque in great appreciation to Matthew Carlson Williams, Class of 1957, for his generosity in supporting the new Science Laboratory which will serve as the cornerstone for science instruction and discovery.

The plaque reads…On behalf of our faculty, administration, trustees, and more importantly, our students, thank you for your support of Foxcroft Academy.  Your generosity helped make our new science lab a reality, a gift that will benefit our students for years to come.  Presented Monday, September 23rd, 2019