Biological Sciences and the campus community joined at the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge in recognizing three members of the department who are retiring at the end of this semester, including Professor Eunice Carlson, Associate Professor Ronald Gratz and Associate Professor Robert Keen, who have logged a combined 108 years of teaching and research excellence at Michigan Tech.
Carlson received her doctorate in biology from Columbia University and has maintained an interest in microbial and environmental toxicology. Her tenure began as an assistant professor in 1970, moving to tenured associate professor in 1975 and full professor in 1985. Over the years, Carlson has taught immunology, toxicology, virology, mycology and a course in environmental toxicology and society. Carlson was awarded the Michigan Tech Research Award in August of 1985.