Robert ‘Bob’ D. Sloan ’49, MS ’52, PhD ’57 of Santa Barbara, Calif., died August 29, 2010. Bob was born in 1927 in Loma Linda, Calif., but grew up in nearby Redlands. At Mines, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and participated in track and field, while earning a professional degree in petroleum refining engineering. He was employed by Richfield Oil in Long Beach for two years after graduation. In 1951, he married Virginia Bachmann and, shortly thereafter, he returned to Mines for his MS and PhD. He worked for Royal Oil in Denver before moving to Santa Barbara in 1956 to open his own research laboratory, Delta Laboratories, which later became Sloan Research Industries. His clients included Hughes Aircraft and NASA, and Bob was involved in the Apollo program. He enjoyed yachting and flying, and was the scoutmaster for Troop 35. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Scott and Robert; daughter, Cydney Brooks; and eight grandchildren.