Issue Date: March 17, 2014
2014 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award: Gary E. Keck
The first chemistry set Gary E. Keck ever laid his hands on was a coffee can full of crayons and garbage. At the age of five, Keck loved to place this makeshift apparatus above a heating grate in his house and watch as its contents melted. Some might have called such behavior a fire hazard. To Keck, however, such behavior was simply the actions of a very curious kid who knew exactly what . . .
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