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Prof. John Ricketts Awarded NSF Research Fellowship

Prof. John Ricketts Awarded NSF Research Fellowship

April 23, 1957

John Ricketts 1950s.jpgApril 23, 1957, Greencastle, Ind. - A unique National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellowship has been awarded to John A. Ricketts, associate professor of chemistry at DePauw University. Beginning June 25, Dr. Ricketts will spend 10 weeks on the Evanston, Illinois campus of Northwestern University, conducting original research in the field of physical chemistry.

He is one of a limited number of chemists selected to participate in a continuing arrangement between the NSF and Northwestern. Designed to provide research opportunities for chemistry professors from liberal arts colleges, the project is in its second year of operation.

A member of the DePauw faculty since 1952, Professor Ricketts received a 1954 Cottrell grant from the Research Corporation in support of an electrochemical research study. He earned the bachelor's degree at Indiana University and advanced degrees at Western Reserve University.