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EDWARDS, Frank C. (Epworth, IA--Houston, TX, July 5, 1975). Dean of Educational Research and Development, Austin College. From 1944 to 1946 Edwards, a magna cum laude graduate of the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE, participated in the Manhattan Project that developed America's first atomic bomb. He then remained with the Atomic Energy Commission as a researcher until 1950.

Edwards returned to the University of Dubuque as a professor from 1959 to 1961. His move to Austin College in Texas signaled his acceptance as director of the Total Institutional Project. Edwards secured more than one million dollars in federal grants for its work. see: ATOMIC RESEARCH