Roger Eckert, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, died April 26, 2003.
A native of Lakewood, Ohio, Roger was a product of the local high school. He entered Princeton in June 1944, and graduated in 1948 with highest honors in chemical engineering and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Campus Club, and sang in the Glee Club and chapel choir. In 1951 he received a PhD in chemical engineering from the U. of Illinois.
Roger's first position was with DuPont Co. in Wilmington. After 12 years he moved on to Purdue to a career in teaching and research. His specialty was statistics and the strategy of experimental design. He was on the Purdue faculty for 39 years.
Roger was active in the Presbyterian Church and was an avid supporter of Purdue tennis. His love of music never abated.
Roger is survived by his son, Roger Jr., daughters Rhonda Mapes and Robyn Zeeman, and eight grandchildren. He was a loyal Princetonian all of his days.
The Class of 1948