Posts Tagged ‘John J. McKetta Jr.’

Texas ChE Raises $28 Million to Complete Historic Campaign

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Texas ChE Raises $28 Million to Complete Historic Campaign

The John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has successfully completed its “Challenge for McKetta,” an ambitious fundraising campaign to advance the department and honor one of its beloved teachers and leaders.

The campaign raised $28 million from UT Austin engineering Read the rest »

John J. McKetta and an American Century

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John J. McKetta and an American Century

Written by Maureen Balleza and originally published on The University of Texas at Austin Office of the Vice President for Research website.

The University of Texas formed the department of chemical engineering in 1915 and in 2012, it was named in honor of John J. McKetta, Jr. He was an international authority on thermodynamic properties … Read the rest »

A Teacher’s Teacher in Engineering Education

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A Teacher’s Teacher in Engineering Education Reflect on the career of Professor Emeritus Jim Stice, who created and directed the Bureau of Engineering Teaching, believed to be the first engineering teaching and learning center.

A Journey to Greatness Started in a Coal Mine

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A Journey to Greatness Started in a Coal Mine

By Forrest Preece
West Austin News

Part 1

In 1903, a 14-year-old Ukrainian boy named John McKetta packed a suitcase and headed for Pennsylvania for $25, ($15 of which he gave to his father), a job in the coal mines, and a place to live.

That youngster had a lot on his mind – mainly … Read the rest »

McKetta Named Most Inspiring Professor

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McKetta Named Most Inspiring Professor The Texas Exes alumni association recently voted John J. McKetta Jr. one of the Forty Acres’ most inspiring professors. Watch a tribute video about McKetta's legendary career

John McKetta: A Texas 10

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John McKetta: A Texas 10 Nominated by alumni, the Texas 10 is an annual list of some of the most inspiring professors on the Forty Acres-this year John McKetta made the list

McKetta’s Naming Ceremony Speech

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McKetta’s Naming Ceremony Speech Watch former dean of the College of Engineering and chemical engineering Professor Emeritus John J. McKetta Jr's speech at the ceremony naming the department in his honor

Department Named After John J. McKetta Jr.

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Department Named After John J. McKetta Jr. Alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the department celebrated the unveiling of Professor Emeritus John J. McKetta Jr.'s name on the CPE building