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Peter Meyers

'53

Mr. Peter J. Meyers, Jr. , born in Kingsford, Michigan in 1928, graduated from Kingsford High School in 1946. He joined the U.S. Navy afterward, eventually receiving in 1950 a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army-Chemical Corps. Pete received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1953. He joined DuPont as a research engineer that same year, . . .

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Ray Plewa

'87

Ray Plewa '87, BS, chemical engineering, of Westerville, Ohio, came to Michigan Tech because of its reputation and because it was affordable. The latter was key because he had to pay his own way through school. "I was poor," he said. "I watched every penny."

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James Simmons

'66

Mr. Simmons joined the American Steel Foundries Research laboratory as a Metallurgical Trainee and later a Research Metallurgist after graduating from Michigan Tech with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1966.  Mr. Simmons worked on projects related to converting steelmaking facilities from Open Hearth Furnaces to Electric Arc Furnaces due to the 1970 Clean Air Act.  He later worked as a Project Engineer, . . .