Mission Bay High grad, Nobel laureate, meets with today's students

Posted: Friday, April 8th 2016


Photo courtesy San Diego Union-Tribune

Years before he won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Richard Schrock was a Pacific Beach kid with a chemistry set and a surfboard.

“That’s what I was doing at 15,” Schrock said to about 40 Mission Bay High School students Wednesday, as he described a chemistry experiment he conducted in his parents’ Grand Avenue home. “And I was also doing a little surfing.”

The students from Schrock’s high school alma mater got a rare insight into the early life of the Nobel laureate during a intimate session with Schrock before he delivered the inaugural Provost’s Distinguished Lecture at Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University.

Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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