BBC shines spotlight on man behind the microchip
A production team from the BBC spent a weekend in Grinnell shooting footage for an upcoming documentary on Robert Noyce '49. The team, which consisted of producer John Das, camera operator Mike Robinson, and sound recordist Peter Eason, made a stop in Grinnell to find out more about Noyce's experience's growing up in town and attending the College during the 1940s.
The crew visited a variety of sites around the town and campus, including the Congregational church where Noyce's father was a minister and several farms outside of town. Das interviewed George Drake '56, professor emeritus of history, about his experiences working with Noyce, and Charlie Duke, professor of physics, about Noyce's mentor Grant Gale. Bill Case, professor of physics, also presented a short lecture on the development and workings of the transistor and integrated circuit.