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GILBERT HAIGHT

Washington & University 1947 (8 June 1922 - 27 April 2015)

GILBERT HAIGHT

Spent his professional life as a Professor of chemistry, exploring and perfecting the delivery of scientific education to college students in a career that spanned the globe. Born in Seattle, he spent his early years on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1939 before attending Stanford University as an undergraduate. Professor Haight worked on the Manhattan Project during the war as part of his PhD research. His avowed interest in chemistry originated in order to avoid becoming a teacher, which he ironically dedicated his life to after discovering a knack for tutoring his fellow college students. His teaching and research assignments took him to Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Swarthmore, College Station, Cophenhagen, San Diego, Canberra, Australia, and Kaula Lumpur.