With Jack’s help, Oceanography then came a respectable place to study and teach and people started taking it as a job and now people have been here for years through retirement.
Because of the influence of one member of the department who has many solar panels on his roof, it inspired Jack to put panels on his roof. A man from Simpler Solar System came to clean them and mentioned this unique design so he contacted Al Simpler and generously purchased one for FSU. That was two years ago.
Then Al Simpler was called in to work with the architects to help design the solar panel on FSU’s campus. Jack purchased it in the nick of time to influence the design of the building. Faculty members thought this would be a neat device to have to show the department cares about environmental impacts.
Back when Jack was a professor at FSU, they only had a graduate program in Oceanography. Early on he thought there should be undergrad Oceanography course for science majors like Geology students.
Jack thinks everyone should make the most of solar energy as we can. We have an energy supply problem in this world and we are destroying our ecology. Humanity depends on the sun to power our global ecosystem of which humanity is a part.
By luck, he had been contacted by a doctoral student at Harvard, Edward Laws, who had been studying Chemical Physics and did not want to do it anymore. He heard that Jack had been a major in nuclear chemistry. Jack went to the Dean at the time and said here’s a guy getting his Ph.D. from Harvard studying Chemical physics.
The Dean funded an instructor position, Ed Laws came, and Ed and Jack created a science major oceanography course, learning by doing. Then the two of them started the oceanography course for general students, very popular today.
There was one standout student who enrolled and the geology professors raved about him being brilliant. This student then graduated from Florida State University, went to Miami for Ph.D. in Oceanography then Pen State for his role as an Academia. He rose to prominence in his central administration. This was Eric Barron who returned to FSU later as the President of Florida State University. Eric Barron went into oceanography after taking Jack’s course which gave him a prerequisite to pursuing his career. How cool is that?