A&S Staff News
- Steven Siegel — Sr. Research Design Engineer
Years of Service Awards
- 30 years: Connie Powell
- 10 years: Cecelia Brewer
- 10 years: Cynthia Stofiel
Lester Porter, (Physics) Senior Research Design Engineer retired on July 30, 2010 after 15 years of service to the College of Arts and Sciences. Les worked to design and build scientific equipment for both Physics and Chemistry faculty, as well as researchers at the Stowers Institute. Les trained faculty in the research shop, and a few generations of students on safe and effective machining practices in the student shop. He brought much needed improvement to the existing machinery, expanded the shops’ capabilities and also making them more responsive to the users’ needs. Les also helped members of the Society of Physics Students build impressive demonstrations such as the giant vortex generator and the electromagnetic can crusher.
- see: http://cas.umkc.edu/physics/sps/projects/vortex/vortex.html and http://cas.umkc.edu/physics/sps/projects/cancrusher/cancrusher.html