GRC 2008

Just got back from the Environmental Sciences: Water Gordon Conference in Holderness, NH. The organizers (Deb Swackhamer and Bill Ball) did a fantastic job, despite the bad weather! I was told by the attendees that my talk “Developing Modeling Approaches for Metals Risk Assessment” went well, so it was a good meeting. It was good to see everyone again!

A New Year and Semester Begin

So here we are at the start of yet another new semester. New challenges lie ahead for students and faculty alike. I am excited to get this semester started, especially because I am looking forward to teaching Reliability, a Junior level class which has many students that I have had before as Freshman and Sophomores. Let’s see if they can step it up a notch. If you are in the other two classes I am teaching – I look forward to seeing you too.

Track the Veggie Car

Manhattan College graduate student Eric Sparimino is currently driving across the country in the college’s waste vegetable oil (WVO) powered Mercedes Benz. He is on his way to WEFTEC ’07 in San Diego. Check out his adventures at his blog. The car is appropriately and coincidentally green in color.