The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1960, Image 3

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Industrial Arts
Honors Taken
By Snyder
Snyder high school dominated
the first annual Texas Industrial
Arts Awards Program. May 21 at
A&M when it took top honors in
nine of 12 divisions.
Eddie White won the “Most In
genious Project” division when he
exhibited' his shop-built gkrden
tractor. He was awarded a plaque.
Another plaque went to De-
wayne Lee for showing the “Best
Creative Design,” a round table.
The program was sponsored by
the Industrial Education Depart
ment at A&M and the Texas In
dustrial Arts Assn.
Dr. Leslie Hawkins, professor
of industrial education at A&M,
said the winners will compete in
the Ford national contest to he
held this summer at Detroit,
Mich. Cash awards will be made.
Other top winners from Snyder
and their divisions were the fol
Architecture, Jimmy Spardlin;
ceramics, Betty Joe West; leather,
Rusty Rieger; machine shop, Ed
die White; open division, Tommy
Cooper; plastics, Karen Robinson,
and jewelry, Frank Younger.
Their teachers are Frank Miller,
W. E. Raborn and W. A. Mayfield.
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of analysis improved for nuclear
scientists by a graduate electrical
engineering student.
The students is William E. Kuy
kendall, Jr., who will receive a
master’s degree in electrical en
gineering Saturday. His work is
in activation analysis, where he
has developed a method that ties
the use of spectrometers to high
speed computing equipment. It is
significant enough that the Kuy
kendall technique is to be de
scribed to the national meeting of
the American Nuclear Society, at
Chicago, on June 13. A descrip
tion of the work is scheduled for
the international gathering of nu
clear scientists that will be held
in Copenhagen, Denmark, this
coming fall.
‘Wonder’ Metals
Practical application of the work
is related to analysis of such sub
stances as the new “wonder” met
als, used in the nose cones of rock
ets, in space satellites, in jet en
gines and high-speed missile com
ponents. These metals are ex
tremely valuable, complex alloys
in may cases, and must be abso
lutely free of impurities that
might cause them to break up or
suffer metal fatigue under ex
treme heat, speed or altitude con
Because of the value of the met
als, and the need for their recov
ery, undamaged, analyses must be
done in a non-destructive manner.
Kuykendall’s research deals with
the use of irradiating the samples,
which are placed in a 256-channel
analyzer. Information on the
amount and type of materials in
the sample is fed back to the op
erator. In turn, this information
is put into the high-speed IBM-704
electronic computer at the A&M
System’s Data Processing Center,
and the answer can be typed out
in a matter of minutes. The
samples are recovered undamaged.
Can Be Traced
Minute amounts of an element
can be traced in this manner, ap
plicable at present to 68 of the
92 elements. Kuykendall’s pro
gramming for this type of cal
culation covers a range of sub
stances containing as many as 25
elements in combination, and re
searchers here expect to hit com
binations with 35 to 40 elements
within the near future.
Analysis for unknowns, using
the nuclear training reactor, and
the 256-channel analyzer (a $26,-
MSC Summer
Slate Released
Summer- social activities spon
sored by the Memorial Student
Center will be greatly improved
and expanded, according to Mrs.
Rosalie Johnson, MSC Student
Program Advisor. The summer
program is open to the public.
Three major musical presenta
tions will highlight the summer
months. The Gulf Coast Giants of
Jazz, a 15-piece band, will perform
in the MSC Ballroom at 8 p.m.,
June 21. “Oklahoma” will be pre
sented in the Grove at 8 p.m. on
July 12 and 13, under the direc
tion of Dr. William Turner. Mar
shall Izen, pianist-humorist who
has been featured on both the Ed
Sullivan and Steve Allen TV shows,
will entertain at 8 p.m., August 2,
in the MSC Ballroom.
On Thursday, August 11, author-
explorer Neil Douglas will narrate
a technicolor film he is currently
producing in Europe. Dougles is
well known for his documentary
film on Russia, said Mrs. Johnson.
To complete the summer calen
dar, Mrs. Johnson announced that
dances will be presented Monday
evenings at 8 o’clock throughout
the summer. Bands will play for
several of these functions to be
held on the MSC Terrace.
Movies will be shown in the
Grove Monday through Thursday
nights and will feature one techni
color film per week. A color-cine
mascope movie will be shown each
Friday night in the MSC Ball-
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000 research aid given to the col
lege by the Robert A. Welch Foun
dation of Houston), has been fol
lowing similar techniques that
stopped just short of using high
speed computers to make analyses
faster and more automatic.
Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, As
sistant to the Dean of Engineer
ing, and overall director of Kuy
kendall’s research, says the meth
od developed is unique in its use
of high-speed computers, and that
it makes for a much faster, more
precise method of analysis than
heretofore done. “As a matter
of fact, the method is so accurate
that right now there are very few
practical applications. In manu
facture of transistors, the method
is very important and, the future
potential is tremendous.”
Paper Being Accepted
“The fact that the American
Nuclear Society is accepting Kuy
kendall’s paper for presentation
is indication of the importance at
tached by scientists to more pre
cise activation analysis methods.
For a graduate student to present
a paper before the American Nu
clear Society is like the bat boy
hitting the winning home run in
the series.”
Kuykendall, to accomplish his
research studies, also built a spec-
ti'ometer, which feeds information
into the multi-channel analyzer,
“. . .providing better data than
that now being reported from
other spectrometers.”
Kuykendall is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Kuykendall, 956
North Davis, Sulphur Springs, and
a 1954 graduate of Sulphur
Springs High School. He received
his bachelor’s degree in electrical
engineering in 1958.
Thursday, May 26, 1960 College Station, Texas Page 3
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