Kirk Ririe, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Anne Peterson, 12 December 2011

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Title Kirk Ririe, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Anne Peterson, 12 December 2011
Alternative Title No. 652 Kirk Ririe
Creator Ririe, Kirk, 1959-
Contributor Peterson, Anne P.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2011-12-12; 2011-12-15
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Idaho, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Ririe, Kirk, 1959- --Interviews; Biochemists--Biography; University of Utah--History
Description Transcript (27, 25 pages) of two interviews by Anne Peterson with Kirk Ririe on 12 and 15 December 2011. Part of the University Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-3051 and 3113
Abstract Kirk Ririe grew up in Ohio, upstate New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nebraska because his father was an engineer who worked on projects all over the country. His family moved to the west when Kirk was in junior high. Kirk talks about his high school experience and his first interest in science. He then recounts his experiences as a Mormon missionary. When he returned from his mission he immediately went to Utah State to study science, specifically organic and biochemistry. He talks about his love of explosives and building devices. He started a farming equipment business with his father, and another business, Idaho Technology, with two of his friends. He is currently the CEO of Idaho Technology.In the second part of his interview, Kirk talks about research done and products developed at Idaho Technology. He talks about his company´s relationship with the US government and military. After amassing about 250 credit hours at four different universities Kirk earned a degree in chemistry at the University of Utah in 2006.Project: University Oral History Project. Interviewer: Anne Peterson
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Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
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Topic Biochemists; University of Utah
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
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