Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1982

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Chemistry ab fire causes 51,000 dama e Brent Kirschner, senior chemistry ma- jor, was studying in the basement of the Foster Science Building at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 16 when he smelled smoke. "At first I thought it was my imagina- tion," he said later. "But the smell just got stronger so I called the campus police. We looked around, but couldn't find anything. The smoke got worse so we called the fire department." Seven fire fighting units responded to the alarm. Firemen searched the smoky basement and ground floor of the science building. The air conditioning system had spread the smoke throughout the building. Firemen and campus police officers opened the door to the lab above the room where Kirschner had been studying, in time to see a gallon jar of formaldehyde catch fire and explode. It was the first chemical affected by the blaze. The source of the fire was a bottle of mineral oil left on a hot plate for an experi- ment being conducted by Ron Thompson, a junior chemistry major from Abilene. Dr. Ben Hutchinson, professor of chemistry and teacher in the lab, said that the mineral oil must have reached its "flash pointl' to start the fire, but that Thompson was not at fault, and the temperature had not been too high or been turned up. The fire caused approximately 51,000 worth of damage to the floor, two cabinets and a vacuum pump. Smoke damaged the entire lab. 164 Chemistry The chemistry department faculty also was active in research and received several grants. Five research projects involved five professors, 13 students and almost Sl50,000 in grants for equipment, scholar- ships and salaries. Concerning the professors who received grants, Dr. Tommy McCord, chairman of the chemistry department, emphasized productivity in researching the projects. "If you arenlt productive then you won't receive grant money," he said. McCord said one way of showing pro- ductivity was to publish reports on research in the various chemistry journals. Ten reports prepared by chemistry faculty members were published in seven different journals. "Dr. Alvie Davis and I began receiving grant money from the Welch Foundation in l962," McCord said. "The department as a whole has received more than one million dollars from the foundation since that time." The Robert A. Welch Foundation made grants of almost Sl30,000 for research done by Dr. McCord and four other professors. "Around 65 percent of the grant money goes to scholarships for students," McCord explained. "Without that money some students couldn't go to school heref, The department also received grants from ACUIS Research Council, totaling 54,250 for research faculty grants and mentation. Money was not the only gift th chemistry department received. The Texa division of the Dow Chemical Co., locate in Freeport, donated a gel permeatio chromatograph to the department. Bill Knight, a research scientist for Doi and graduate of ACU, presented the ir strument to the department. They used th chromatograph to find the molecula weight density of polymers, or plastic: Chemists analyzed the information an predicted how the polymers would perforr in different structures. This page: bottom left - Dr. Perr Reeves spends free time cleaning up a lal a task he says he enjoysg bottom right - The chemistry faculty. Opposite page: to left - F iremen inspect the damage after container of mineral oil ignited an started a jire in a chemistry lab,' top rigl - Kent Cannon, sophomore premed ma jor from Abilene, makes calculations for graph for a research project by Dr. Robei Hanceg middle right - Graduate studer Bruce Hopkins works on an experimen bottom left - Associate professor Joh Bradford takes a call in his ofjiceg bottor right - Carlton Ash, junior chemistr major from Post, does analytical researc as the basis for a paper he presented a Texas Christian University in the spring. Sl5,750 for faculty salary supple- FRONT ROW - Bennett Hutchinson, Alvie Davis, John Bradford, Robert Hance. ROW 2 - Don Lew Tommy McCord, Floyd Dunn, Perry Reeves.

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