Comments about ‘National science medalist from University of Utah credits freedom and opportunity in U.S. for his success’

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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 28 2011 12:01 a.m. MDT

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JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The fruit of the tree of liberty is sweet, indeed. As a veteran of the Cold War in Europe, I relish the accomplishments and success of people like Prof. Stang.

Go Utes!

Scott1
Quiet Neighborhood, UT

I think I avoided having him as my chemistry professor years ago so after busting my behind I could manage to get a good grade. It seems that some professors you can still manage a terrible grade after doing everything in your power (The U's chemistry professor Ragsdale comes to mind).

utahprincipal801
Sandy, UT

Lots of professors are much better researchers than teachers. Since they are rewarded for research more than their teaching, many make poor instructors to those not planning on making chemistry a career.

wwookie
Payson, UT

Congrats to Dr. Stang. That's an accomplishment and he deserves recognition after all his contributions.

It's sad to see some students that don't value the knowledge they could tap from a guy like Dr. Stang. Too worried about grades.

Scott1
Quiet Neighborhood, UT

Go ahead and be sad wwookie. I am proud of what I learned, I learned a boatload, and continue to do so. However, it was my good grades that in large part allowed me to go on to professional school.

Now that I make a good living and my back is not against the wall like many students it is even more enjoyable to read about different science topics including chemistry.

I really am not trying to diss Dr. Stang and my comment was said somewhat in jest. I truly congratulate him on quickly leaving Communist Hungary, moving to a new country, learning a difficult language, and excelling in chemistry. Unfortunately professors cannot simply teach, but are required to put a grade on each student creating a weeding-out process.

JustGordon
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Scott, unfortunately, reality, aka grading...evaluation...is part of life.

Remember there is no try, only do and not do. Professor Stang has done, you only tried to do and were graded accordingly.

GoGetter
Sandy, UT

Congrats to Dr. Stang.

What an enormous accomplishment. Something to be very proud of.

Bigdude
Twin Falls, ID

Not to take away from this excellent accomplishment, but isn't the top science medal the Nobel Prize?

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