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Richard Slaker "Chip" Knaub was born in Bloomington, Ind., on June 18, 1960, and moved to Boulder when his father joined the University of Colorado faculty. Richard graduated from Fairview High School, attended Colorado State University, and later earned a Ph.D. from Clemson University. After managing a fish farm in South Carolina, he taught at Daemen College in New York, Colorado Northwestern Community College, and Red Rocks Community College.

His career path ultimately brought him to the National Laboratory for Renewable Energy and a job he never wanted to leave. Richard, sometimes known as Doc, was a mentor to many, and a supportive friend to many more. He always saw the potential in people, often before they saw it themselves. He didn't stop for obstacles; but would find a way over, under, or around - and a dark day now just meant a brighter day ahead. Richard was a wonderful conglomeration of interests, from classical music to white water rafting. He was a scientist and theater buff, a teacher, a wicked punster, a creative thinker, and a firm believer in sustainability. He was passionate about saving the planet and believed that one person could make a difference. To honor the way he lived and the future of which he dreamed, Richard’s family has established an award for CSU students who have demonstrated innovative thinking in the field.

R. S. Knaub Science Award Fund Information

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