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Stephen Hahn

Stephen F. Hahn

'82

Stephen F. (Steve) Hahn is from Midland, MI and earned his BS in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 1982 and an MS in Chemistry from Central Michigan University in 1990. Steve joined The Dow Chemical Company in 1982 and has worked in a variety of research and new business development functions since that time. He currently heads Dow’s Ventures and Business Development group in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. He holds 41 issued U.S. . . .

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Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin

'31

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1911, Melvin Calvin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1935. He began his academic career in 1937 at the University of California at Berkeley, where he stayed for the remainder of his career. He died in 1997.

Calvin was the first scientist to unravel the secrets of photosynthesis—knowledge that became known . . .

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Robert C. Nelson

Robert C. Nelson

'66

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Robert Nelson started a distinguished business career working for several chemical companies. He also did graduate work at Wayne State University.

In 1974 he began selling stock plastic shapes and finished goods for an industrial plastics distributor. Abbot Plastics, of which he is half-owner, co-founder, and current President, was started in 1980. He expanded his company to include facilities in Rockford, Madison and Milwaukee.

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Robert Matheson

Dr. Robert Matheson Jr.

'73, '73

Dr. Matheson graduated from Michigan Tech in 1973 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Mathematics. He continued his studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned an M.S. in Chemistry in 1975 and a PhD in Biophysics in 1978 under Professor Scheraga's guidance. His graduate studies were followed by two years as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University with Paul Flory. Dr. Matheson probably couldn't have chosen two better role . . .

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Richard W. Swinehart

Richard W. Swinehart

'31

Distinguished 40 year career in research and manufacturing at DOW Chemical Company - chief recruiter for DOW at Michigan Tech during the 1950's and 1960's - several patents - in charge of plant construction in Scotland and Japan.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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