A Visit From The Coles: Innovation & Dedication

Dublin alumnus Jim Cole ’66 and his wife Diane,  were “resident” guest lecturers for a week this fall sharing their expertise with students in a variety of physics, mathematics, biology, and chemistry classes. 

Jim is an internationally recognized pioneer in acoustics and fiber optic sensors.  Much of his career has been with the Naval Research Laboratories, specializing in hull-mounted fiber optic acoustic sensor arrays on Submarines.  Diane Cole is an expert and research scientist in pediatric cancer drug development.  Her entire career has been focused on treating childhood cancer and working with a laboratory team to develop and test what have become lifesaving drugs.

Although both the faculty and the students enjoyed learning more about the Coles’ reas of expertise, it was their careers in science, how they got started and their shared passion for encouraging everyone to explore a career in science, that will be remembered most.  Thank you, Jim and Diane!