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Alan Robinson ’56

A nuclear engineer and ham radio enthusiast, Alan died April 23, 2020.

After serving in the Marines and attaining the rank of captain, Alan earned a nuclear engineering Ph.D. from Stanford University, with the goal of transitioning away from coal burning. Shortly after, he joined the faculty of Oregon State University, helping shape the Health Physics and Nuclear Engineering programs and chairing the department for almost a decade. He was a member of the Benton County (Ore.) Amateur Radio Emergency Service and a volunteer crime analyst for his local police department.

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