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HARBOR BRANCH ACCEPTS EDWIN A. LINK FLORIDA INVENTORS HALL OF FAME COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE
Dr. Andrew M. Clark, Trustee, Link Foundation and current chair of the Link Foundation’s Fellowship Program in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation, presented Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., executive director of FAU's Harbor Branch with a replica of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame’s (FIHF) brass plaque commemorating the late Edwin A. Link. Link was inducted into the FIHF Hall of Fame on September 7, 2018 for his remarkable achievements.
Link was a pioneer in aviation, underwater archeology and submersibles. He is most recognized for inventing the Link flight simulator in the 1920s, which helped to train countless pilots, including more than 500,000 airmen during World War II.
Later in life, Link turned his attention from the sky to the sea. In 1971, Link helped to create Harbor Branch as an independent research institution with the financial support of founder J. Seward Johnson.