Hancock retirement reception is Aug. 24

Walt Hancock
Walt Hancock

A retirement reception for Walt Hancock is 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 in Hamilton Hall room 548. The event is free and open to the public.

Hancock has worked as Chemistry’s electronics shop manager since he was hired in 1978. He is a UNL alumnus and graduated with a doctorate in physics in 1976.

Hancock has been published in several scientific journals including an article “Instrumentation for the PICO Deep Ice Coring Drill.” He has also worked on several NSF research endeavors designing, building, and operating ice core drilling instrumentation for the GISPII project in Greenland, and the Siple Dome and McMurdo Dome/Taylor Dome projects in Antarctica.

Hancock also worked on NASA projects where he designed, built, and operated equipment that included thermal probes at GRIP in Greenland and hot water drilling at Crary Ice Rise in Antarctica.