Victor Burke Memorial Endowment
Dr. Burke came to Washington State College in 1921 as an Assistant Professor of Bacteriology within the Botany Department. He became Professor of Bacteriology in 1924 and in 1925 was made Head of the Department of Bacteriology, a position he held for the following 22 years. The first Ph.D. degree granted by WSC was awarded to a student working under his direction. He strove to teach his students to think and to reason, as well as train them thoroughly in research methods.
Awarded to Graduate Students doing research in Medical Microbiology or to purchase specialized equipment to carry out such research.
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