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Nick A. Matwiyoff

Dr. Nick A. Matwiyoff

'59

M.S. (1962) and Ph.D. (1963) in Chemistry, University of Illinois - professor of cell biology, University of New Mexico - director, University of New Mexico Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis - deputy director, University of New Mexico Cancer Center - distinguished academic career from Stanford, Penn State, Los Alamos to University of New Mexico.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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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

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David Peters

Dr. David Peters

'87

Dave Peters '87, BS, chemistry, from Dansville, Michigan, works for BASF in technical services. He chose to come to Michigan Tech because a high-school teacher told him he wouldn't succeed here.

"I wanted to prove him wrong," Peters remembers. He says he proved to be "stupid but saveable."

"My grades weren't great," he says. "But after being here and doing what I needed to do to get a degree, I knew

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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

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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

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