The R. Ken Williams '45 Radiogenic Isotope Geosciences Laboratory allows College of Geosciences faculty and students to perform interdisciplinary research in marine geology, global tectonics, geochonology, and environmental and climate change issues.
The radiogenic isotope laboratory is named after Jane and R. Ken Williams '45, generous contributors to the College of Geosciences. Dedicated in May 2008, the $2-million R. Ken Williams Radiogenic Isotope Geosciences Laboratory places the College of Geosciences at the forefront in geochronology and climate-change research.
The Williams also created the Jane and R. Ken Williams '45 Endowed Chair in Ocean Drilling Science, Technology and Education.
A graduate in mechanical engineering and a dedicated Aggie, Mr. Williams received the Michel T. Halbouty Geosciences Medal in 2007. He died in November 2012.