2015 Distinguished Explorer Announced
Dr. Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. A bioluminescence specialist, Dr. Widder is a world leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation and equipment for deep-sea observations.
A certified Scientific Research Pilot for Atmospheric Diving Systems, she is qualified to dive the deep diving suit WASP and the single-person untethered submersibles DEEP ROVER and DEEP WORKER and has made over 250 dives in the JOHNSON-SEA-LINK submersibles. Dr. Widder is in the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a 2006 MacArthur “Genius” award.
Edith Widder will visit Beloit April 20th to receive the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award.