Wiess School of Natural Sciences
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A WIESS SCHOOL HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1920 - 1929

Timeline 1920-1929

1921         Alice Dean named first female Rice fellow in Mathematics.

1923

Undergraduate enrollment surpasses 1,000, and there are 20 graduate students. The biology department turns away students for lack of space. Admission requirements are raised, and entering freshmen enrollment is limited to 400 per year.

1923  Groundbreaking for the new Chemisty Building (now Keck Hall).

1925

The Chemistry Building, later renamed Dell Butcher Hall, is built.