Jay Walter Woodrow

Fellow: Awarded 1927

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-03-1884

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1927:

Woodrow, Jay Walter: Appointed for a study of the phosphorescent, chemiluminiscent, and photoelectric properties of those substances which wither have antirachitic characteristics or can be activated by exposure to ultra-violet light, principally with Professor J. S. E. Townsend at Oxford University and Professor E. Rutherford at Cambridge University; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1927.

Born April 3, 1884, in Rock County, Minnesota. Education: Drake University, B.A., 1907; Queen’s College, Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar from Iowa, B.A., 1910; University of Illinois, 1910–1912; Yale University, Fellowship in Physics, Ph.D., 1913; research with American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1913–1914.

Instructor in Physics, 1910–1912, University of Illinois; Fellow in Physics, 1912–1913, Yale University; Research Engineer, 1913–1914, American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Instructor in Physics, 1914–1915, Assistant Professor, 1915–1918, Professor, 1918–1921, University of Colorado; Professor of Physics, 1921—, Iowa State College.

Publications: Articles in Physical Review, Electrician, American Journal of Science, Philosophical Magazine, Physikalische Zeitschrift, Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, Plant Physiology.