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2020 Second Thursday Talk – Edsel Ford

President in name only
By automotive historian Bill Cathey

Cost: Free to Museum members. Included with paid admission. Otherwise, $5 per person to attend the talk.


Speaker: William N. Cathey retired in 2012 as Vice Provost and physics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. His career at UNR began in 1967.

Cathey’s teaching experience includes introductory through graduate-level physics. He has also team taught an interdisciplinary course on the history and social impact of the automobile. Research interests include the electronic structure of metals and hydrogen storage in metals. He has participated in the National Automobile Museum’s History Symposium for several years and his hobbies include maintaining some ‘50s and ‘60s sports cars.

Cathey holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics, 1961; M.S. in Physics, 1962; and Ph.D. in Physics, 1966 from the University of Tennessee.