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dc.contributor.authorNitz, Otto W.
dc.identifier.otherStout Series 8
dc.descriptionOtto Nitz was born on June 25, 1905, in Sigourney, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 1933 and 1936 respectively. Dr. Nitz served as Professor of Chemistry at Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, and as Head of the Chemistry Department at Northern Montana College at Havre, Montana, prior to his coming to Stout in the fall of 1952 to take Mary McCalmont's place following her retirement. Dr. Nitz was appointed the first Chair of the newly created Chemistry Department in September 1969, which was previously part of the Science Department. Dr. Nitz authored a widely used chemistry text for non-chemistry majors, Introductory Chemistry. He also wrote over 38 chemistry-related articles for Encyclopedia Americana. Dr. Nitz retired in June 1971. He passed away during 1996. “After his retirement in 1971, Nitz enjoyed photography and other special hobbies. Through a bequest, Nitz endowed a scholarship fund to be known as the ‘Olive and Otto Nitz Endowed Scholarship Fund’ in the amount of $28,000. The first scholarship will be awarded in 1997.” (Stout Alumnus, Fall 1996). As of Fall 2019, there is still a College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management (CSTEMM) Scholarship named for Otto Nitz for an Applied Science Major with a 3.0 GPA.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis collection includes research records, instructional materials, and correspondence from Dr. Otto W. Nitz covering topics in chemistry.en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of Wisconsin--Stout -- College teachers -- Chemistryen_US
dc.subjectFunds and scholarshipsen_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Chemistryen_US
dc.titleFinding Aid for Otto W. Nitz Personal Papers and Publications, 1933-1978en_US

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