A dedicated member of the WSU community for more than 25 years, Dr. Albert L. Gosman, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, will be remembered for his commitment to teaching and his counsel to engineering students.
After earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and then a master's from the University of Colorado, he received a doctorate from the State University of Iowa.
Arriving at Wichita State in 1967, he served the university as professor, department chair and associate dean. He was recognized five times as an outstanding teacher, both at WSU and the Colorado School of Mines, where he taught from 1950-56.
In addition to his work as an educator, Gosman served as an industrial consultant on a number of groundbreaking projects throughout the 1960s. Among his many jobs were working as a research engineer for the National Bureau of Standards, Cryogenics Division, Boulder, Colo., and serving as a consultant for underground housing design.
After retiring from WSU, he moved to Lee's Summit, Mo., where he lived until his death Oct. 20 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and six grandchildren. A memorial, the Dr. Albert Gosman Memorial Fund for Mechanical Engineering Students, has been established with the WSU Endowment Association.