New Delhi: Robert Arthur Moog, popularly known as Bob Moog is the subject of Wednesday's innovative Google doodle.
A personal statement written when he was only 17 and a student at Bronx School of Science in New York reveals the spirit that with be a characteristic of his life.
Bob Moog is best known for his invention the Moog Synthesizer.
When I was six years old, I was enrolled in P.S. 24 (Flushing). I enjoyed school and had no problem in garnering high marks. Two years thereafter, I began taking piano lesson(s). While in sixth grade I wrote a winning composition on Fire Prevention, and received a medal from the mayor.
At this time, I became interested in science. My father, who is an electrical engineer, encouraged me in my interests. I experimented first with chemistry, then with electricity, and finally with electronics. I graduated from P.S. 24, winning the scholarship and commendation medal. I then enrolled in Bronx High School of Science. My interest in music and science was increasing rapidly. After I built a simple theremin, my interest in these subjects rose to a new high.
Since my entrance in to high school, I have been experimenting with electronic musical instruments. In my second term of high school I won the Fred Z. Kean memorial award for the construction of an electronic organ and a Geiger counter, which were displayed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Convention, December 28, 1949.
In 1945 I joined the Boy Scouts of America. My interest in the organization and my devotion to its principles has been continuous. I attended meetings continuously, attended summer camp at Ten Mile River for four years and during the past year served as scoutmaster. Two years ago, I was elected in to the Order of the Arrow, the scouting honor society. My interests at the present time are still numerous. Aside from regular school activities, I devote most of my spare time to music and electronics research. I also dedicate some time to serve in Order of the Arrow. I enjoy most of the non-strenuous sports, including swimming and hiking. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, but I am not anti-social.
My vocational goal is that of an electronic engineer. My goal is to be an enlightened and respected member of my community. I believe that a college education will allow me to execute my ambitions.