Vessel, Matthew F. (1912-2007)
Year Retired from SJSU
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, 1940 Ph.D.
Univ. of Minnesota, 1938
St. Cloud Teachers College, 1936 BA
Hibbing Jr. College, 1932
San Jose State University, 1940-1979
Science Consultant, Local School Districts
Palau, 1981 & 1985
Saipan, 1980 & 1985
San Salvador, 1979
State Comm. on Elementary & Secondary Science, 1961-1964
Science Radio Broadcast, San Mateo Schools, 1946-1949
U.S. National Reserve, 1943-1946
Elementary Teaching 5th‑8th grades, 1936-1938
Fish Studies, Minn. Div. of Fisheries, 1936
Directed Boys Summer Camp, 1934-1936
Boy Scout Leader, 1930-1936
Administrative and Professional Experience
Consultant and Weekly Science Broadcaster for San Mateo Schools, 1946‑1949
Director of Two Elementary Science Institutes for Teachers, 1957, 1958, San Jose State College
Consultant in Science, Santa Clara County Schools, 1961‑1963
Consultant in Science, Lippincott Publishing Co., 1965‑1970
State Committees on Elementary and Secondary School Science
NSTA (Life Member)
American Nature Study Society Fellowship
Outstanding College Citizen, St. Cloud State College, 1936
Fearon Pub. Co., Co‑Author, Experiences with Living Things 1957‑1970.
Chandler Pub. Co., Co‑Author, Common Native Animals 1961.
Fearon Pub. Co., Five children's books on Pacific Coast, Western Birds, etc.
Addison‑Wesley Pub., Co., Twelve children's books on environmental education.
American Book Co., Co‑Author, Investigations in Science six books.
University of California Press, Co‑Author, Natural History of Vacant Lots 1987.