In Memory Of
Dr. Jeff Smith
I am sorry to have to bring more sad news for this year. Jeff Smith, an ARS scientist and adjunct professor in CSS, died Saturday, January 25 at the hospital. Jeff’s health had been failing for some time, yet he continued to work with many faculty and graduate students here and throughout WSU. Jeff was an integral part of our department as a co-PI on many of the large grants in biofuels, nitrogen, climate-friendly farming, and within the REACCH project. He advised graduate students both as chair and committee member and worked with any student who needed to use the wide range of instrumentation in his lab. If you were working with carbon or nitrogen, you probably worked with Jeff! We will miss interacting with Jeff on many levels, from consulting on research problems to his insightful questions at seminars.
Dr. Jim Engibous
We have lost another member of the CSS family–Dr. Jim Engibous, who was Professor, Chair, and Extension Specialist in the department from 1971 until 1986 when he became Director of Extension. Jim died Thursday at the age of 90 in Frisco, Texas where he moved recently to be closer to family members. Several faculty that were hired by Jim are still around: Bill Pan, John Reganold, Craig Cogger, Bill Johnston, Steve Fransen, Steve Ullrich, Alan Busacca and Jim Harsh.