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HERBERT H. DOW (1866-1930)

An 1888 graduate of Case School of Applied Science, he co-founded The Dow Chemical Company. In 1929, for his development of improvements in the production of chlorine, magnesium and other chemicals, he was awarded the internationally recognized Perkin Medal for Chemical Achievement

 
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JOHN EISENMANN (1851-1924)

Case School of Applied Science\x92s first professor of civil engineering pioneered structural steel construction in the United States. His accomplishments include designing the Ohio state flag and co-designing THE ARCADE, the first commercial building in Ohio designated an historic landmark in architecture

 
 
   


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PAUL R. FROHRING (1903-1998)

A 1926 graduate of Case School of Applied Science, he pioneered the nutritional research, development and production of the first ready-prepared infant formula and the first commercial penicillin.

 
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FRANCIS HOBART HERRICK (1858-1940)

Western Reserve University\x92s first professor of biology wrote the first definitive biography of John James Audubon. A life-long researcher on the habits, origins and development of instincts of wild birds, he was the first scientist to study the bald eagle in the wild.

 
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FRANK HOVORKA (1897-1984)

BEING WRITTEN BY DOROTHY HUMEL HOVORKA

 
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JACK R. LEONARDS (1919-1978)

He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Western Reserve University in 1943 and 1957. He developed a test for diabetes, glucola, and pioneered the use of instant glucose as emergency treatment for diabetic comas. Internationally known as a leader in aspirin research, he testified frequently as a leading expert at FDA hearings on aspirin.

 
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DAYTON CLARENCE MILLER (1866-1941)

As professor of mathematics and physics at Case School of Applied Science from 1895-1936, he pioneered the use of x-rays by producing the first full x-ray of the human body in 1896. An authority on architectural acoustics, he collaborated with the designers of Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Civic Opera House in Chicago, and the Metropolitan in New York.

 
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EDWARD WILLIAMS MORLEY (1838-1923)

As Hurlbut Professor of Natural History and Chemistry at Western Reserve College from 1868-1906, he was the greatest experimental chemist of his day. His research established a definitive value for the atomic weight of oxygen. His work with Albert Michelson, known as the Michelson-Morley experiment, became the foundation of Albert Einstein\x92s theory of relativity.

 
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MICHELSON - MORLEY EXPERIMENT (JULY 1886)

In July 1886, Albert A. Michelson and Edward E. Morley performed an experiment to detect the motion of the earth through the \x93luminous ether,\x94 a theoretical substance that was essential to the transmission of light. Their discovery found that the earth\x92s motion had no effect on the movement of light, disproved the existence of ether, and became the foundation of Albert Einstein\x92s theory of relativity.

 
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JASON J. NASSAU (1893-1965)

As an astronomer and professor of mathematics at Case Institute of Technology, he discovered a new cluster of 9,000 stars, developed a technique to study the distribution of red stars, and in 1961 co-discovered 2 novae.

 
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JAMES T. PARDEE (1867-1944)

An 1888 graduate of Case School of Applied Science, he co-founded The Dow Chemical Company. Appointed the City of Cleveland bridge engineer in 1893, he designed the first double-swing bridge of its type ever built in the U.S.

 
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ROBERT SHERWOOD SHANKLAND (1908-1982)

A 1929 graduate of Case School of Applied Science, his research centered on nuclear and reactor physics and architectural acoustics. He was a highly respected teacher, researcher, chairman and professor of the Department of Physics from 1937-1976.

 
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CHARLES J. STROSACKER (1882-1963)

A 1906 graduate of Case School of Applied Science, he was instrumental in developing polystyrene, Styrofoam and Saran Wrap for The Dow Chemical Company. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University in 1941.