After graduating from Hobart, Adcock received his United States citizenship and joined the Army where he became a technical staff member in the Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tenn. While in the Army, he was a member of the team that developed the atomic bomb. He left the Armed Services in 1948 to pursue his Ph.D. at Brown.
Contribution: Invented the Silicon Transistor, Member of Team that Developed the Atomic Bomb
College Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Little Theatre
Other Education: Brown University, Providence, R.I. (Physical Chemistry, Ph.D., 1948); Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (1968); Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (Liberal Arts M.L.A., 1975)