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.

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Fred M. Ross

Fred M. Ross


Fred Ross graduated from Michigan Tech in 1943 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. His remarkable career in the chemical industry started at Pure Oil Company in Chicago and led him to his current position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Robonard, Inc. He contributed more than 40 articles to professional publications. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and Recipient of the Board of Trustees Silver Medal for Outstanding

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Donald G. Saari

Dr. Donald G. Saari


Donald G. Saari is Professor of Mathematics, Economics and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1962 from Michigan Tech, followed by a Master's degree in 1964 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1967, both from Purdue University.

After a year at Yale, he moved to Northwestern in 1968. Full Professor since 1974, he has been a member of the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics. He also served

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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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Olive Kimball (Cornish )

'52, '00

Olive Cornish Kimball, a native of Calumet, graduated with a bachelor's degree in general science (medical technology) in 1952. She also earned both a master’s degree in science education and a PhD in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University. In addition, she has studied at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University.

In 2007, Olive retired from the Chicago-based National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, where she served as CEO for eight years. She

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Laurence G. Stevens

Dr. Laurence G. Stevens


Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, Wayne State University - distinguished career in corporate America - retired vice president and chairman of executive committee of Indium Corporation of America - nine patents.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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