Where Are Our Students Now?

Ron Bleau (1979) passed away 2 January 2013 in Florida, where he had written that he enjoyed spoiling grandkids, assisting his wife Dianne with her two APHA Paint horses, riding and working on motorcycles and working on his tan. He was busy teaching the basics of physics and astronomy to several of his grandchildren and was an active Cub Scout Den Leader. He had retired in 2008 as a Senior Staff Research Engineer from the Skunk Works in Lockheed Martin.

Anthony Blume (1992) is a research and development engineer doing microwave design for Tektronix in Beaverton OR. He formerly worked for many years for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent.

Earl Boysen (1975) retired to Port Townsend, WA after various engineering positions in the semiconductor industry. He is the author of a blog on nanotechnology and the websites BuildingGadgets.com and UnderstandingNano.com. He has coauthored several books on electronics and nanotechnology, of which the most recent is Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects.

Kevin Bransford (2009) is a healthcare facility administrator in Oregon City, OR.

Keith Brister (1982) is a research associate professor in Northwestern University’s Synchrotron Research Center. He was formerly a research beamline scientist and a senior research associate at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in applied physics at Cornell University, where he worked at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, in 1989.

Patrick Brown (2008) is a product line manager at Alluxa, Inc. in Santa Rosa. He previously worked at Deposition Sciences, Inc. in Santa Rosa.

Ryan Brown (2018) is the Laboratory Manager (IST III) for the physics & astronomy department at SSU.

Charles Bullen (1975) is retired from the merchant marine, where he was a radio electronics officer. Now living in Auburn, CA, he is the owner of a computer networking/service/consulting firm, Olympic Computer Services, Inc., serving the marine industry in the Northwest.

Ben Burress (1985) is at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, where he writes and produces planetarium shows, develops exhibits and public programs, and writes a biweekly blog on the KQED Science site. Formerly head observer at the Naval Prototype Optical Interferometer Observatory, an editor and writer on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, and a telescope operator on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, he has also taught high school mathematics and physics as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon.

John Philip Cabaud (1980) is the principal of Serve Rite, an engineering services firm in Sonoma. He was formerly an engineer at Thermo Jarrel-Ash.