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Businessman Robert Hancock bequests nearly $300,000 to AIP programs

Businessman Robert Hancock bequests nearly $300,000 to AIP programs

In April of 2011, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) received a generous bequest of nearly $300,000 in cash and stock from the estate of venture capitalist and businessman Robert D. Hancock, of Carson City, NV.

In 1956 Mr. Hancock – or "Stan" as he liked to be called – founded the Micromanipulator Company, a leader in analytical probing equipment for the semiconductor industry. Stan developed and created his first manipulator in his garage in Escondido, CA, which lead to the birth of the analytical probing industry and his company. Today the Micromanipulator Company manufactures analytical probing equipment and accessories for semiconductor wafers, solar cells, nanotechnology and MEMS devices.

Stan's passion for physics was driven by his work. The technology necessary for manufacturing the types of goods that the Micromanipulator Company produces requires advanced knowledge of physics, engineering and crystallography, among other related disciplines.

Mr. Hancock's bequest will support the programs of AIP's Physics Resources Center, which includes the History, Education, Government Relations, News and Media, Statistical Research and Industrial Outreach divisions.

AIP appreciates all forms of contributions to our programs, including planned gifts such as bequests. If you would like more information on how to give a bequest to AIP, please visit aipgift.org or contact the Development Office directly at development@aip.org or (301) 209-3006.

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