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David Shields (BS '66)

Retired mathematician (BS CIT ‘66) and computer scientist (PhD, Courant Institute)

I’m looking to attending my first Caltech Reunion, especially to attend the Page House Reunion. I would greatly appreciate some help in getting in touch with emeritus Prof. Rocchus Voght. Feynman was my freshman physics prof, Voght my TA. I was failing physics when he took me under his wing and encouraged me. I would NOT have graduated from CIT without his help.

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Jim Price (BS '74)

With 19 years now in working for the California Independent System Operator (ISO) on electricity market development, I have seen our electric market extend from initially real-time operations to add a robust day-ahead market, and now extend from California to serving most of the western US. I'm not retired yet since I'm having too much fun being part of this company. In the meantime, looking toward retirement in late 2020, and after winning several awards in national and international mead (honey wine) competitions, I am starting Sierra Foothills Meadery. On other fronts, my wonderful wife Bev and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in December, just after our daughter's wedding (and several months after my step-daughter's wedding).

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David Peisner (BS '74)

I have been appointed director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pinnacle Health is the primary hospital system in Harrisburg and has several large facilities with close to 800 physicians in the Harrisburg metropolitan area. My practice manages high risk pregnancies and is one of the high-tech subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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John Cannady (BS '74)

Greetings to all in the class of 1974! Although both my wife and I are Southern California natives, we decided to remain here in Midland, Michigan upon retirement. Yes, the winters are a bit chilly (and snowy, and icy, and ...) but hey, so are most places. We have been doing just fine, thank you! We made it to the 35th reunion in 2009, but missed the 40th in 2014. We hope to be out and about for the 45th reunion in a couple of years.

After 30+ years working for Dow Corning Corporation as a scientist and a rookie trying-to-be patent agent, I called it quits in 2009 and have been relaxing a bit more, with family obligations and church-related volunteering taking up some time, with other time being spent on doing ab initio quantum chemistry calculations and refining the art of making bread.

 

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Andrew Cockburn (BS '74)

Five years into retirement, and I am still loving it.

I continue to collaborate on various bioinformatics projects. Mostly these are microbiome analyses using high throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA genes, but I also have an almost-finished project involving protein sequencing. I even went back into the lab and did some sample preparation this spring (but they had to pay me).

I continue to play and teach bridge. My regular partner and I have been having a fair amount of success at nearby tournaments, though we are still playing in the lower brackets. It is a long way up to the professionals and other top players.

Other hobbies include gardening, genealogy, and local Democratic politics.

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