Title and Description Page
Early Years 1
Parents. Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Influence of high-school teachers. The Depression. Attending the University of Minnesota. Textbooks. Chemical Engineering Department. Role models and mentors.
Education and Career Beginnings 9
Desire to get a job. Working for Standard Oil (Exxon). Process control. Decision to return to school. Graduate focus on mathematics. Working as a teaching assistant. Hugh Turrittin. Desire to join U.S. Navy. Overcoming speech impediment. Five months at Brown University. Ph.D. dissertation.
Career in Education 17
Staying at University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor of mathematics. Athelstan F. Spilhaus. Becoming Acting Chair of Chemical Engineering Department. Connection with Chemistry Department. Heat transfer research. Irving Klotz. Mathematics in engineering. Shaping Chemical Engineering Department.
University Environment 25
Faculty at University of Minnesota. High-standards in selection process. Relationship with Chemistry Department. Introducing computers. Leaving the University. Going to University of Houston.
Final Thoughts 34
Consulting work. Finding financial support in academia. Success of students. Changes in teaching profession. Reflections on career. Future of University development.