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In the spring of ’16 Andi Peng was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Heinz Fellowship Committee to work at NASA on the hyperloop, a “transformative fully electric vehicle concept that combines commercial air speeds with train-like efficiency” to quote from her application. After working on the computer modeling of the system, she was asked to present her work at an industry conference this past January in Dallas. The Heinz Committee made a unique additional award of $2,000, so that Andi could present her summer’s project. The first application of the hyperloop is scheduled for between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
We have lost the distinguished and vivacious Howie Wilkins. The obituary has been posted to the In Memoriam page.
L.A. Mini Reunion Wrap-Up!
By Ronna Shipman
A good time was had by all at the Yale Mini-Reunion held in Los Angeles in October, 2016. The agenda was packed with a variety of exciting adventures, both historic and cutting-edge contemporary, and the Yale group really proved to be a hardy group of seasoned travelers, interested in all things Southern California. From the Getty Museum to the glitz of Beverly Hills and on to the museum voted #1 in the world, The Petersen Automotive Museum, featuring the most expensive and beautiful vehicles in the world. The private tour was a potpourri of history with stories of intrigue, glamour, world wars, royalty, gangsters and, of course, Hollywood celebrities, all related to the famous and infamous who owned these magnificent automobiles.
The Disney Concert Hall, walking tours of downtown Los Angeles, including the historic Bradbury Building, all the while dining together, renewing friendships and making new ones. The Huntington Library and Gardens was another highlight, as well as the tour of Warner Bros Studios viewing sound studios and learning about the film industry up close.
Of course, the highlight of the reunion was the opportunity to reminisce with fellow Yalies, sharing life stories, regaling over experiences shared as young men in a different time and place, and realizing how important it is to stay in touch – which accounts for the excitement at the closing dinner at the prestigious City Club on the 51st floor in downtown Los Angeles when Jim Taylor announced that the next Class of 1960 Mini-Reunion will take place in Spring of 2018 in CHICAGO!
Photos are now posted: click to view them!
This Yale ’60 website is a primary communication vehicle for Classmates to stay current with what’s going on with both the class and Yale as a whole. Newsworthy items for inclusion should be sent to Richard Banbury, our Class Notes Correspondent, at email@example.com. The content is from us, about us and directed to us. January / February ’17 Notes are now posted.
Information for this site has and will in the future come from you! Submissions can be your activities, articles, awards, family gatherings – anything that you think would be of interest to others. And it doesn’t have to be the written word – photos are welcomed and encouraged. There is also important information such as obituaries (let’s face it, they’re getting more and more frequent and are important remembrances of our colleagues) and upcoming Class events such as mini-reunions and class tents at football games.
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News! The next off campus mini is set for May 15-19, 2018 in Chicago and is being organized by Tim Ritchie, Douglas MacDonald and Bob Schmidt. Many thanks.