Engineering Dean George Holmes Richter invites Franz Brotzen to teach at Rice Institute and suggests he interview on May 31.
Brotzen expresses surprise, "You want me to interview on Memorial Day?” Brotzen asks. “Are you sure?”
“We don’t celebrate Memorial Day in Texas,” Richter informs him. “We celebrate San Jacinto Day.”
Brotzen's career at Rice spans more than half a century, from 1954 to 2009. He founds the university's 1st materials science program, serves as the dean of engineering (1962-66) and becomes the master of