Merle Potter'58, '61
Merle Potter '58 was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2008 James Harry Potter (no relation) Gold Medal. Potter received the award "for making a renowned impact on thermodynamics through forty-two years of outstanding teaching and through published textbooks on thermal sciences and applied mathematics, and for research on energy consumption in dwellings and industrial plants."
During Mike's 26 years with Unocal his job titles and duties included: Geophysicist in Indonesia and California; Area Geophysicist covering the offshore of southern California; Senior Geophysicist in the Alaska district; District Geophysicist coordinating all geophysical activities in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and southern California; District Geophysicist in Midland, Texas directing all Unocal geophysical activities . . .
After finishing her doctoral work at the University of Utah in 1984, Diane went to a two-year post-doc position at Cal-Tech. She then went to work at the University of Texas at El Paso as an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is Professor and Director of the Kidd Memorial Seismic Observatory at the University. Her work has taken her all over the world and produced an abundance of moving and shaking publications. She . . .
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