In Memory of Dr. Charles E. Corbató
The Charles E. Corbató Memorial Fund for Field Geoscience Education supports student field work in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. The Fund, established by his family, embraces the hands-on learning at the long-standing Ohio State summer field camp in Ephraim, Utah and other student field trips at which Dr. Corbató enjoyed teaching so much.
Dr. Corbató joined the Ohio State Department of Geology in 1966. He soon was promoted to Professor and served as chair of the newly merged Department of Geology and Mineralogy from 1972 to 1980. In addition to conducting his own field work in California and Washington State, he taught at undergraduate field camps in California and Utah over parts of 24 summers. His most memorable field experience came during the 1972-73 austral summer when he was a leading member of an Ohio State geology field party that worked for seven weeks in a remote area of Antarctica to map a section of the Transantarctic Mountain Range.
At Ohio State, he served on numerous academic committees and was appointed Associate Provost in 1987. He retired from Ohio State in 1992. He was a life member of the American Geophysical Union and recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Geological Society of America. After his retirement, he worked for the Ohio Board of Regents and later volunteered within the Ohio State Medical Center.
Contributions to this fund will extend Dr. Corbató's enduring legacy of teaching field geology and building awareness of earth processes and the outdoor environment generally. These gifts are deeply meaningful to his family and to aspiring students in these programs.