Richard Farris, long-time PSE faculty member and department head, has passed away after a long illness. Dick made PSE the focus of his life for many years. He not only crafted much of PSE's unique "culture", he was instrumental in the development of CUMIRP and CVIP, organized the department's engineering curriculum, and contributed greatly to the realization of the Conte Building. Dick was an outstanding educator who mentored, with a strong personal touch, several generations of research group members who went on to outstanding careers in our field.
The Farris family and the Polymer Science and Engineering Department are establishing the Richard J. Farris Memorial Scholarship Fund. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Dick's memory be made to the University of Massachusetts and sent to the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003. font>
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