This sponsored collection was generously supported by Stoner’s former students, friends, and colleagues to honor the significant contributions that he made to electrochemistry and teaching.
Original plans for the collection arose during a conversation between Pat Moran, professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and member of the Free the Science Advisory Board, and E. J. Taylor, ECS treasurer and cochair of the Free the Science Advisory Board.
While the two were discussing the importance of the Free the Science initiative to the future of ECS, Moran proposed that they establish a collection in honor of their graduate advisor, Glenn E. Stoner.
A cohort of former classmates from the University of Virginia, including Paul Natishan and UVA professor Rob Kelly, took things from there, reaching out to friends, colleagues, and companies influenced by Stoner’s teaching and work.
They received an incredible response, raising almost $25,000 to not only create the collection in the digital library, but to also make it free to access in the spirit of Free the Science.
To announce the collection, a surprise party was held at the 232nd ECS Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, supported by the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia under the codirection of professors John Scully and Rob Kelly. There, the impact of Stoner’s work was universally felt; the event garnered high attendance from academic, government, and industry leaders.
About Glenn E. Stoner
Glenn E. Stoner has coauthored 72 publications and has 13 patents. He has served as a consultant to over 75 companies and three national laboratories.
Stoner taught at the University of Virginia from 1973 until his retirement in 2003, mentoring and teaching hundreds of students and helping to build an internationally recognized program in electrochemistry. What Stoner and colleagues George Cahen and Louie Scribner started as a one-laboratory research program in 1973 became the multi-departmental Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering in 1986.
In 1993, the ECS National Capital Section awarded Stoner the Robert T. Foley Award in recognition of his tremendous dedication to the education and professional development of his students and his own accomplishments in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion science. In 2000, Stoner received the Henry B. Linford Award from ECS, honoring his distinguished teaching excellence in fields important to the Society.
Learn more about Stoner.
Sponsored collections and Free the Science
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