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Interview with Terry Cole

Cole, Terry (2001) Interview with Terry Cole. [Oral History] (Unpublished)

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Interview in three sessions, October 1996, with Terry Cole, senior faculty associate in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and senior member of the technical staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Cole earned his BS in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1954 and his PhD from Caltech in 1958 under Don Yost, on magnetic resonance. The following year he moved to the Ford Scientific Research Laboratory, in Dearborn, Michigan, where he rose to head the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering. In 1980 he joined JPL's Energy & Technology Applications branch; in 1982 he became JPL's chief technologist, and he was instrumental in establishing JPL's Microdevices Laboratory and its Center for Space Microelectronic Technology. Interview includes recollections of Lew Allen's directorship of JPL and a discussion of the origins of the SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) program.

Item Type:Oral History
Keywords:Chemical engineering, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechOH:OH_Cole_T
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Subjects:All Records
Subjects > Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Subjects > Chemistry
ID Code:50
Deposited By: Oral Histories Administrator
Deposited On:13 May 2003
Last Modified:04 Oct 2019 15:23

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