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CJ Beegle-Kraus (BS '82)

CJ Beegle-Kraus (BS '82) is a Senior Scientist focusing on Environmental Modeling and Monitoring at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Environmental Technology. She currently lives in Norway, working primarily on operational models of well blowouts in the Arctic. After working in Svalbard last year (during which time, she admits, she did not see any polar bears), she recommends the area as a great place to visit "at any time of year, as the land is beautiful, and the aurora - lovely."

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Charles Conner (BS '75)

Charles Conner (BS '75) is a Biological Sciences Technician with the NPS at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, where he has worked, "touching the resource," as he says, for the past 26 years. Not only does he collaborate on international projects and work with automated weather stations, he also works with the wealth of local wildlife ("snakes, lizards, rodents, bats, etc.") and so continues to have "much fun in the desert."

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Linda Strubbe (BS '03)

Linda Strubbe (BS '03) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia. There, she studies the learning process, teaches astronomy and physics, and supports other faculty who wish to improve their own teaching. She recently returned from co-leading the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers in Nigeria, and is "really enjoying [her] new career direction of astronomy and physics education."

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Dana Powers (BS '70, PhD '75)

Dana Powers (BS '70, PhD '75) worked with Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Scientist for more than a decade, and is now on the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has contributed to a variety of nuclear safety advisory panels over the years, including the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group after Chernobyl. In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineers.

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Albert Whittlesey (BS '62)

Albert Whittlesey (BS '62) retired in 2014 after 52 years with the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. So far he has kept busy traveling, hiking, and reading (all avidly). "My wife gave me a book about how how to keep from being bored in retirement and I hope to read it when I get time," he says. "It's looking to be a good new life."

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Himanshu Mishra (MS '10, PhD '13)

Himanushu Mishra (MS '10, PhD '13) is an Assistant Professor in Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His research investigates "chemical and physical phenomena on the surface of water, such as intermolecular forces, rates of reactions, and specific ion effects."

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Harvey Butcher (BS '79)

Harvey Butcher (BS '79) retired in 2013 from his position as Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University, Canberra. Prior to this time, he worked with governmental agencies in the USA and Holland on the development of advanced astronomical instrumentation. His own research has "focused on aspects of observational cosmology: understanding how galaxies evolve over cosmic time and why the Universe around us today looks the way it does."

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Nick Hutzler (BS '07)

Nick Hutzler (BS '07) received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard in 2014 and is currently a Harvard Quantum Optics Center Postdoctoral Fellow. His work focuses on combining ultracold atoms into polar molecules. He has also "made partial progress toward [a] fulfilling role as Ricketts Hovse station wagon with Mary Wahl ('08) by marrying her in June 2015."

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Lanny Lewyn (BS '59, MS '60)

Lanny Lewyn (BS '59, MS '60) is the Principal Consultant at Lewyn Consulting, Inc., holds 29 US patents in CMOS and bipolar circuits, and is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. He is "happy to say that [his] last ADC was used in 2009 to fix the one that broke on the Hubble ACS Telescope. It is used on the ESO-VLT Paranal (Atacama) Chile and will also be used on the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) due to fly in 2018."

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Carl Scandella (BS '66)

Carl Scandella (BS '66) is the owner of Carl Scandella Consulting. He started working in the nascent biotechnology industry in 1981, and participated in some of the "breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease that launched the industry. Over the course of his career, he notes that "the biotech industry has grown and matured in the way I hoped it would," and he adds that he has "no plans to retire from this exciting field.

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