Books That Inspire 2005

The Odyssey

Ulysses, the smartest and shrewdest of the Greek heroes that fought in the Trojan War, has to overcome the anger of the gods, the forces of nature, the loss of his companions and the tempting song of the Sirens to return home to Ithaca. As he strives through hardship, his most effective weapons are his brains, his courage, his determination, and his love for his country and family. Our explorations through science and through life might not be as adventurous as his – we can only seek a trip rich in experiences and wish that our return to Ithaca is long!
Dimitrios Papavassiliou
Assistant Professor
School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering