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Oral history interview with Alexander King, 2007 Dec. 11

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TitleOral history interview with Alexander King, 2007 Dec. 11
IntervieweeKing, Alexander H. (Alexander Harvey), 1954-
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708031(King)
Date RecordedDecember 11, 2007
Abstract of InterviewAlexander King recounts his years in England where he was born and raised. He received his Bachelors and Doctorate in England before coming to the United States as post Doctoral Fellow at MIT. Then King moved to the State University of New York at Stoneybrook, New York. He was appointed Head of the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University on July 1, 1999. King talks about the definition of materials engineering, teaching styles, challenges, strategic plan and diversity at Purdue. He was a Jefferson Science Fellow from 2005 to 2006 and he discusses the program. He also discusses a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Education GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program). King left Purdue on December 31, 2007 to become Director of the Ames National laboratory which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and run by Iowa State University.
SubjectsKing, Alexander H. (Alexander Harvey), 1954- --Interviews
Purdue University--Administration
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University. School of Engineering
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration58 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c68k784k
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