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Engineering open house is an annual event hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each engineering school constructs booths that educate the public (mostly children and their parents) about specific engineering topics. This year I was heavily involved in organizing and creating new exhibits for the Power and Energy Group in the Department of [...]

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I’ve been hard at work on this year’s Engineering Week Video for the Electrical Engineers. Every year during Engineering Week, the different schools within the College of Engineering at Bucknell compete in a series of competitions for the Golden Hammer. These competitions span the entire week, including events like Textbook Toss, Poetry and Artwork Contest, [...]

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You were a true companion and will be missed, Cody.

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Trip to Florida

25Jan07

We managed to escape the chill of winter for a few days while we visited family in Miami. As usual we packed in quite a bit into a short trip. As fate would have it, there were even a few shocking moments to remind us we were not in the Midwest anymore. Miami surprise! One: [...]

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I’m currently working on a new video project, compiling some of the footage I’ve taken while at college. Here is the introduction to the video. Most of it is funny, though it may be hard to tell from the intro. Anyway, it’s work in progress.

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I have a few sites on the net that I visit quite frequently.  I wanted to share them and I hope someone else can benefit from this list. Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/) Metacritic® compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music, television and games.  Their unique Metascores show the critical consensus at a glance by [...]

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Bird of Prey

21Oct06

When I arrived at Everitt Lab for work this morning I was greeted by Wayne who was excited to show me something. There on the fire escape was a hawk, completely oblivious to its spectators. The hawk had dropped a dead squirrel on the fire escape grate and was staring at it. I just hope [...]

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Grant and I have a strange addiction to Sam’s Club. The cafe ladies know us, as we are notorious for ordering a pizza ten seconds before they want to shut off the oven. We buy ice cream cups from the cafe on the weekend-and nothing else. We know exactly where to go for the best free samples. [...]

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The past two weekends have seen us traveling north, first to downtown Chicago and Tinley Park last weekend, and more recently just past the Illinois border to Pleasant Prairie and Salem, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Part I As a reward for finally completing my Masters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the gift I decided [...]

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Yesterday, Zach came over with the forewarning that he was covered in poison ivy (I think his exact words were “my poison ivy cauliflower ear is worse than any wrestler’s you ever seen.”  He wasn’t kidding.)  Of course I avoided him like the plague when was over as I have done my entire life around poison ivy, [...]

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