Dr. Frank A. Newby, originally from Columbus, KS enrolled at KU in 1950 on a Summerfield Scholarship. Dr. Newby earned his BS in chemistry in 1954 and his Ph.D in 1964, and taught chemistry at East Tennessee State from 1959 until his retirement in 1993. Citing his gratitude for the scholarship he received and acknowledging his professors, chemistry courses and appreciation for the campus, Dr. Newby has donated funds for a scholarship named in his honor for students studying physical chemistry. For additional information about the donation and the Far Above: the campaign for Kansas, see KU News.
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Chemistry department receives more than $6 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
Longest-running chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in the nation