College of Sciences and Arts
Addressing the Challenges and Complexities of the Global Community
The College of Sciences and Arts at Michigan Tech is dedicated to pursuing education and research in all aspects—business, scientific, and technical; human, social, cultural and artistic; structural and organizational—of the technological world we live in. Offering over 50 degrees and certificates for both graduate and undergraduate students, with an emphasis in cross-disciplinary work—students in the College are uniquely prepared to solve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century.
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
Richard Faleschini'70, '72
Richard Faleschini is Vice President and General Manager for American Medical Systems Gynecology (AMSG), a newly formed business unit of American Medical Systems. Rick joined American Medical Systems in November, 1999, as Vice President of Marketing and Sales and served in that position until he assumed his current role in 2003.
Rick has 30 years of experience in medical device sales, marketing, and general management. From July 1995 to August 1999, he served in
Peri J. Ozker'77, '74
Peri Ozker received a B.S. degree in Biology in 1974, followed by a M.S. degree in 1977. After leaving Michigan Tech she first supervised a clinical microbiology laboratory and then returned to graduate school in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan to receive a second master's degree in Epidemiology in 1983. She relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she began a distinguished career in the biotechnology industry.
She is currently Associate Director of Microbiology for
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
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