Sweeney Hall

SweeneyHallThe building that houses the chemical engineering and nuclear engineering departments was renamed in 1964 to honor Orland Russell Sweeney, a 1909 graduate of The Ohio State University and holder/co‑holder of nearly 300 patents.  He served as head of Iowa State’s Chemical Engineering Department from 1920 to 1948. (Orland Russell Sweeney was initiated as a Honorary member of Tau Beta Pi by Iowa Alpha)