Warren K. Lewis
( - )
American chemical engineer who was one of the people who shaped contemporary chemical engineering teaching and practice. He coauthored the professions seminal U.S. text.
Science Quotes by Warren K. Lewis (1 quote)
[To one of his students he saw in a school dramatic production:] Ive always been proud that Course X leaves little time for outside activities. You have proved me wrong so far and Im glad you have. But dont push your luck too far!
— Warren K. Lewis
As quoted in A Dollar to a Doughnut: The Doc Lewis Story (1953), 49, which was a privately printed collection of anecdotes published by former students upon his retirement. Note that X was the actual designation of his chemical engineering course at MIT. The boy was a Course X student who had played the leading lady in the previous MIT Tech Show. The anecdote continues: A word to the wise was sufficientthe leading lady that year was not from Course X.