Day: June 9, 2011

US Postage Stamp Recognizes Alumnus Who Won a Nobel Prize

Melvin Calvin, a Michigan Tech alumnus who was awarded a Nobel Prize, now has his name and face on a postage stamp–a stamp of approval for a distinguished man. Calvin was the first scientist to unravel the secrets of photosynthesis—knowledge that became known as “the Calvin cycle.” That work won him and a colleague the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1911, Calvin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931… [read more]