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Faculty: Clarence Menninga

Biography

  • Hometown: Pella, IA
  • Now lives in Grand rapids with his wife Irene

Education

  • Completed a B.A. in Chemistry at Calvin College, 1949
  • Recieved his M.A.T. in science and math at Western Michigan University, 1959
  • Received his PhD in Chemistry from Purdue University, 1965

Professional Experience

  • Worked as an anayltical Chemist for a while
  • Taught Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • Worked briefly at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Livermore, CA
  • Joined the GEO department in 1967 as a full-time Geology Professor, hired to develop courses and programs in Earth Science and Geology.
  • Retired in 1990

Research Interests

  • Preparing a paper for publication: "Composition of 36 chondrule from the Allende Meteorite."
  • Searching for details in the discovery and history of the Grand Rapids meteorite

 

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Publications

Current Activities

Allende Chondrules

Contact

Clarence Menninga
menn@calvin.edu
616.526.7093
North Hall 073