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Lily Wallace might be one of the only members of Science World’s Atomic Circle to have helped design and build an exhibit for our science centre.
“I even helped install it!” Lily recalls. “It was very fun.”
In 1989, Lily worked at MacDonald Dettwiler (now MDA)—Canada's largest space technology company and manufacturer of the Canadarm.
As a software engineer, Lily helped in the development of early GPS systems, having become fascinated with creating maps from satellite images during her computer science degree at UBC.
With the support of MDA and Science World, Lily created a hands-on exhibit that allowed Science World visitors to explore high-resolution satellite images of False Creek.