Science Foundation awards grant for research

Fri., Aug. 2, 1968

Dickinson College was the recipient of a $171,500 grant in support of the college's geology department to build new laboratory facilities.

President Howard Rubendall said that the grant was the largest paid to Dickinson by the National Science Foundation. The grant was granted to the college over a three year period ending in 1971, allowing 18 science professors released time from teaching to engage in research, with replacements hired to make this possible. According to President Rubendall, this reflects Dickinson College's view that a teacher returning from sabbatical or from research "provides the student inestimable inspiration for advanced study."

Approximately $35,000 of the grant was used to improve facilities of the geology department and add equipment to accommodate increased enrollment in the sciences. This included polarizing microscopes with universal stage, a desk calculator, an ingram-ward thin sectioning unit and an x-ray diffraction unit.

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Dickinsonian, Aug. 2, 1968, pg. 1-3.