AUSTIN, TX, March 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James "Jim" Edward Stice with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Stice celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. James E. (Jim) Stice attended the University of Arkansas, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1949. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate (date of rank May 25, 1949). He served in the U. S. Army Reserve for more than 17 years, resigning his commission as a Major in 1966.
He received an Armour Research Foundation Fellowship at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and got his MSChE there in February 1952. He worked for the Visking Corporation in North Little Rock, AR, as a chemical engineer, from July 1950 to 1953. Then he joined the Thurston Chemical Company of Joplin, MO (a division of W. R. Grace & Co.), from 1953-1954 as a process engineer. Invited to join the faculty at the University of Arkansas, he moved to Fayetteville and taught there as an assistant professor from 1954 to 1957. He found he enjoyed the academic life over industry, and returned to Illinois Tech for his Ph D.
He worked on his Ph D degree at IIT from 1957 to 1962, also serving as an instructor during those years. Returning to Fayetteville, he served as an associate professor and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Arkansas from 1962 to 1968. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas.
He concluded his studies at IIT, graduating in 1963 with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He joined the faculty of chemical engineering at the University of Texas in 1968.
He has served as a summer consultant to a number of companies, including E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. (1955), the Humble Oil and Refining Co., now Exxon Mobil, (1956), the Universal Oil Products Co. (1957, 1958), the Phillips Petroleum Co. (1963), and the Ethyl Corporation (1965). He served as a visiting professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, D. F., in the summer of 1977, as a distinguished professor of chemistry and chemical engineering. He also served as Hjalmar T. Person Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Wyoming in the fall semesters of 1996 and 1997.
He married Patricia Ann Stroner of Chicago on September 21, 1951, and they had two children: Susan Emily Stice, born December 21, 1956, and James Clayton Stice, born October 5, 1959.
He married Betty B. Gowdy on August 3,1996. She had two sons, Mark James Gowdy and Eric Eugene Gowdy.
He was co-author (with Bernet S. Swanson) of Electronic Analog Computer Primer (1965), and Computadoras Analogicas Electronicas (1971). He also wrote Developing Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (1987) for Jossey-Bass.
He was a member of the Sigma Chi social fraternity. He was an active member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He was the president of the UT Retired Faculty-Staff Association from 2000 to 2001; a charter member of the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers (Board of Directors 2005-2007); American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Alpha Chi Sigma; Sigma Xi (the honor society for scientific research); Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Mu Epsilon; Tau Beta Pi; Scabbard & Blade; and Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Named Outstanding Chemical Engineering Professor at the University of Texas at Austin each year from 1977 to 1996, he was elected as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education in 1988, a teaching fellow of the Friar Society from 1993 until 1994 and a Distinguished Alumnus at the University of Arkansas in 1995. He also received the General Dynamics Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching in 1980 (UT), and the Western Electric Fund Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching in 1981 (UT). Awards from ASEE include the Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Teaching in 1984, the Donald Marlowe Award for Leadership in Engineering Education in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Chemical Engineering Pedagogy in 2002 and the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award in 2010. Dr. Stice was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
He was a visiting scholar for the National Science Foundation and the American Society for Engineering Education, consulting with the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the General Motors Institute. Also, the Illinois Institute of Technology conferred the Professional Achievement Award in 2006 and the Charles W. Pierce Distinguished Alumni Award in Chemical Engineering in 2011. He shared the ISA Journal Award from the Instrument Society of America with his co-author and mentor, Dr. Bernet S. Swanson, in 1966. He received the Outstanding Engineering Advisor Award from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas in 2006.
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