Rice “” James K. Rice, 89, a chemical engineering consultant from Sandy Spring, Md., died on April 4. Born in Pittsburgh, Rice served as a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II and later as a captain in the Marine Corps Reserve. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering before earning an M.S. in chemical engineering in 1947, both from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Rice was president of Cyrus Wm. Rice & Co., a Pittsburgh firm of consulting engineers and chemists specializing in industrial water and wastewater treatment. After the merger of the firm in 1967 with NUS Corp., a Rockville, Md., firm of consulting nuclear engineers and scientists, Rice served as vice president and manager of NUS’s Rice Division.
by Susan J. Ainsworth |
June 04, 2012