Research Lab of Industrial Chemistry

1890: A curriculum to prepare students to take chemistry into industry proposed by MIT founders.
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The Founders

The School of Chemical Engineering Practice was conceived jointly by William Walker (L) and Arthur D. Little (R)
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Dean of Students

In 1915 - Prof. Henry Talbot
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1917

The first Practice School class in Bangor.
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1918

1918 - first year was a resounding success!
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1920

1920 : many stations reopened the Boston and else where.
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Prof. Robert Haslam

Prof. Robert Haslam '11, was the first post-war Director of the Practice School.
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Class of 1921

The First post-war Practice School class posed at the Rockport Lime Quarry, Rockland, Maine.
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Prof. Warren K. Lewis

Prof. Warren K. Lewis taught at MIT from 1908 - 1948
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Prof. Willaim Ryan

Prof. William Ryan, became Director of the Practice School in 1930?
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Prof. Walter Whitman

Prof. Walther Whitman became director of the Practice School for 10.
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Prof. Edward Vivian

Prof. Edward Vivian was director of the Practice School for 20 years.
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Prof. Robert Reid

Prof. Robert Reid was director of the practice school in 1956.
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Parctice School was all washed out!

September 1971 the Bound Brook Station of Practice School
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Dedication: Landau Building

Mr. and Mrs. Landau with Howard Johnson, Chairman of the MIT Corporation.
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Curriculum, 1950 - 1980

New emphasis on 'engineering science' in university curricula
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1980 - 1990

Determined alumni undertake fundraising campaign to save the Practice School.
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Prof. Tester

Practice School Director for 9 Years (1980 - 1989)
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Prof. T. Alan Hatton

Practice School Director, Since 1989.
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2009 ...

Practice School traveled around the world!
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