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The Department of Civil Engineering The University of Minnesota Duluth V O L U M E

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Congratulations to our new graduates!

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We are very proud to present our first civil engineering graduate class. We wish them all the best in their civil engineering careers. See page 3 for more details on the first graduating class, including the names of the new civil engineers appearing in the photograph above.

OUR MISSION The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth is to prepare graduates for professional practice and graduate study through a program firmly based in strong technical skills, fundamentals, hands-on learning, sustainability, and professionalism.


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A Message from the Department Head Dear friends of the Civil Engineering department, This year is a very special year. We are graduating our first class in Civil Engineering at UMD. We are extremely proud of our students and we are overwhelmed by their achievements. Many of these and other achievements of the department you will find in this publication, but allow me to add a personal note of observation to this. When being asked to serve as search committee chair for the new Civil Engineering department head after Dr. Andrea Schokker was selected and took the position as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMD, I got to know the faculty and staff at the department. I was quite surprised to be asked to serve as interim department head until a new person could be found. It has been quite a learning experience for me and I have found that the faculty in Civil Engineering are outstanding professors who make the Swenson College of Science and Education and UMD at large proud of their achievements in research and their dedication to teaching, mentoring and advising students. The Civil Engineering department has become a strong contributor in the college and I was privileged to be a small part of it. The faculty have developed under the leadership of Dr. Schokker and continue to develop a collective sense of vision and dedication for the department. The department is strong and will continue to do very well in the future, based on what I have seen and experienced. If I were a student with interest in Civil Engineering or if one of my children would develop interest in Civil Engineering, this department would be the place, I would put on the top of my list. I am humbled by the acceptance of the department of me as their interim department head. Many times I made the joke that I am the "fifth area" in the department besides the current four areas of specialization. I have learned a lot about Civil Engineering, the research areas of the faculty, the importance of the mission of the department at UMD, in our state of Minnesota and beyond. I am full of confidence that the department will continue to strive and serve our students, the community at large and the people of the State of Minnesota and beyond. My appreciation for the success of the department also goes to the dedicated staff members. Without them, many things would have been impossible to accomplish. It was and is a privilege to interact with our wonderful students. They have a high level of maturity and academic excellence and show strong leadership. All these qualities will serve them well in their professional lives. I am grateful to our industrial advisory board members. We appreciate their input and guidance. We hope to continue to deepen the close ties we have with all our friends. We are looking forward to your continued interest in the department and partnership with the community. As it is customary with ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), once a class has graduated the ABET approval process begins. We are preparing all documentation and are looking forward to the visit of the ABET team this fall and accreditation of the program to ensure retroactive accreditation of all our graduating students. Once this takes place, the Civil Engineering department will be again reviewed later with all other UMD engineering departments as well as Computer Science. Please stop by if you are in the area. We are looking forward to seeing you and telling you what is new in the department. Please stay in touch. With best regards, Paul Kiprof, Ph.D. Interim Department Head, Civil Engineering Interim Associate Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry THE

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Recent UMD Civil News Our First Civil Engineering Graduates Our first graduating class (pictured below) started the Civil Engineering program at UMD in the Fall of 2008. These new civil engineers have completed courses in fundamental and specialized topics of civil engineering in the four major areas covered in our program (alphabetically listed): geotechnical, structural, transportation and water

resources engineering. When asked about their experience in the new Civil Engineering Program students had the following to say: “The program far exceeded my expectations“ -Dylan Meyer; “Each member of the faculty was easy to approach with an open door policy” -Neil Ramdhan; “The intrinsic accountability within the program has instilled us with pro-

fessional responsibility” -Gary Doup. We look forward to following each of our alumni as they progress through their careers and continue to be active in the Civil Engineering community. Our best wishes to our new graduating class!

From Bottom Left to Right: Waylon Munch, Phil Koktan, Spencer Newman, Tyler Riech, Jayson Honer, Max Seitz, Dave Nadeau, Jason Losey, Zach Higgins, Joe Schramm, Dylan Meyer, Brock Rysdahl, Tim Gearns, Chris Bruhn, Andrew Lund, Kyle Berg, Andew Venaas, Ryan Pittman, Justin Baker, Ben Thiesse, Frank Borich, Dan Abramson, Linnea Johns, Danny Carlson, Gary Doup, Matt Fournier, Phil Behling, John Laine, Allison Carlson, Chelsea Hanson, Brandon Brever, Mike Kleven.

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19th Annual ASCE Toothpick Bridge Competition High school students gathered in Duluth to see what they can do with toothpicks and architecture on a small scale. Students from a dozen regional high schools competed in the 19th Annual Toothpick Bridge Competition at UMD. The competition was held for the second time in the High Bay Lab, in the Swenson Civil Engineering Building. It is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as a fun way of teaching structural design. "We believe this is an excellent learning experience for stu-

dents who possibly want to get into engineering or understand engineering a little better", said John Hinzman, a member of ASCE. "We teach a lot about the geometry of the bridges and the structural capacity of the bridges�, said Hinzman. The bridges weigh only about a third of a pound, but some can hold 150 pounds. Students were also judged on their bridge's appearance. Some put so much work into their project that they did not want the bridge tested, which would destroy their creation.

Top Picture: High School student watches eagerly as load is applied to his bridge. Bottom Left: Different bridge models are on display for everybody to see. Bottom Right: High school student watches as her bridge begins to fail.

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Recent UMD Civil News First Civil Engineering Career Fair On January 25th, 2012 the Civil Engineering Department had its first Civil Engineering Career Fair for the students. Fifteen companies around the Northern area, from Bemidji, to the Iron Range, as well as the DuluthSuperior area attended the career fair. The night before, company representatives had the opportunity to give an overview of their companies. This gave students a general understanding, in turn allowed them to seek out specific companies as well

as to ask questions during the career fair. During the career fair students were able to have one-on-one time with company representatives. Even some companies started to interview qualified students. In the future, the Department of Civil Engineering is looking forward to holding many more career fairs for its students.

In Clockwise Order: Top Right Picture, CE student Spencer Newman talks to Krech Ojard, Representative David Franseen. Middle Picture, CE student Kristine Rykken asks Barr Engineering representative Carol Andrews questions (in the background, CE students Dylan Meyer and Jeremy Schwarze talk to Barr rep. Travis Davidsavor). Bottom Picture, CE student Brock Rysdahl shakes hands with Twin Ports Testing representative. Top Left Picture, In the High Bay Lab the Civil Engineering Department held their first Career Fair.

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Former U.S. Representative James Oberstar talks about Evolution of U.S. Transportation Over Last 60 years at the Department of Civil Engineering On March 27, 2012, UMD students and faculty attended a special guest lecture by Mr. James Oberstar, Former U.S. Representative of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. Oberstar’s lecture, entitled “Evolution of Transportation over Last 60 Years”, touched on topics such as the railroad, trucking, airline, and shipping industries. The lecture discussed how the United States transportation systems have changed over the past 60 years, the current state of the transportation industry, and some of the changes that we can expect in the future. Oberstar explained how deregulation has affected transportation systems by allowing smaller companies to compete, but now the companies are

merging into large corporations. Students and faculty were able to ask questions about how the population growth has affected modes of transportation, and how to get more use of mass transit. Oberstar mentioned that the population has increased mostly in urban areas, and this is where we have problems with congestion. He said that the US has underinvested in urban transit, and when we have congestion there are significant costs in addition to the extra time spent traveling. This lecture allowed students to gain a national level view on transportation topics that are being discussed in classes.

In the photograph, left to right: Professor Eil Kwon, Former U.S. Representative James Oberstar, and Professor Eshan Dave.

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Faculty and Student News Teaching and Research in Environmental and Water Resource Area at the Department of Civil Engineering Led by the efforts of Professor Nathan Johnson and Professor Rebecca Teasley, the water resource area in the department of civil engineering has been very active in both teaching and research. The group led by these two faculty has been offering new courses for senior and graduate students attracting students from the Department of Civil Engineering, as well as other departments at UMD (such as the Department of Geological Sciences). Some of the courses for senior and graduate level students offered during the Spring semester were: Applications in Environmental Modeling, Hydraulic Design and Water Resources Engineering. The area has also been very active in research. The following are some of the projects in which these faculty and their students have been involved: Research is being continued for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency to consider the fate and effects of sulfate in the St. Louis River watershed (this project is led by Dr. Johnson). Laboratory studies and field sampling have involved both undergraduate and graduate students. Two projects will be wrapping up this summer. One was using passive sampling devices to measure the chemistry of sediment in areas supporting the growth of wild rice. The other has been investigating the potential for removing sulfate and hardness from mining pits by stimulating specific biological activity that targets sulfate. A project starting this summer will be measuring the production of methyl

mercury in the sediments of rivers, lakes, and wetlands downstream from the Mesabi Iron Range. Methyl mercury is the form of mercury that can accumulate in fish tissue and present risk to humans. The objective of the study is to understand where methyl mercury is being produced and how it is transported to lakes and rivers where fishing is an important recreational activity. Partners on the project include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the University of Toronto - Scarborough. Brian Beck, a graduate student working with Dr. Johnson, is completing research for his MS degree this spring. Brian's project has used laboratory microcosms to test the effects of additional sulfate to sediment in the St. Louis River Estuary. The study involved collecting large diameter sediment cores from various locations in the estuary and incubating them in controlled conditions for 6 months. At the end of the incubation, chemicals including sulfate, sulfide, iron, and mercury were measured to test how much methyl mercury was produced in the sediment and transported to the overlying water. In addition to working on his research, Brian has served as a teaching assistant for the Hydraulics and Hydrology course and he has served on the committee organizing the department seminars this spring.

Students are preparing to deploy a passive sampling device to measure sulfur and iron in sediments.

(article continues in next page...) Collecting sediment from the bottom of a local wild rice water for chemical analysis.


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(article continued from last page...) Nathan Gieske, a senior in the CE department, has spent the last several semesters working on research projects at UMD while taking a full load of classes. He has helped with both lab and field research. Nathan will be working at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Duluth office this summer as an intern.

Brian Beck works on his sediment microcosm incubations in a Civil Engineering lab.

Nathan Gieske prepares to deploy equipment to measure chemicals in a lake.

UMD Civil Engineering Attire for Sale: A few options of UMD Civil Engineering attire are available for purchase. A lightweight pullover jacket (black, $40), a cotton polo (maroon, $25), and a work shirt (tan, black, or maroon; short sleeve $25, long sleeve $30). All are embroidered as shown on the left. To place an order, contact Jill Bergman (jbergma1@d.umn.edu) or go in person to the main office (Room 221) of the Swenson Civil Engineering Building.

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Technical Seminar Series at the Department of Civil Engineering Started in the Spring Coordinated by Professor Nathan Johnson and with assistance of graduate students Brian Beck and Christopher Bruhn, a bi-weekly series of seminars on Civil Engineering topics was started this Spring semester.

“Development of Best Practices for Inspection of PT Bridges in Minnesota” by Kyle Berg.

The seminars are conceived with the intention that students present their research work and also with the intention that students learn technical topics as presented by professionals working in the different fields in civil engineering.

“Synthesis of Performance Testing of Asphalt Concrete” by Phil Koktan.

The following presentations (listed in chronological order) have been given by civil engineering students from our department:

“Engineering the Port of Duluth-Superior” by Jim Sharrow, Facilities Manager, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Duluth, Minnesota.

“Impact Resistance of Filled Concrete Box Sections” by Chris Bruhn.

“Foamed Concrete and Other Low Strength Concrete Materials” by Jeremy Carlson, Chief of Staff at Arrowhead

“Sulfur and Carbon Controls on Mercury Methylation in St. Louis River Estuary” by Brian Beck.

The following presentations (listed in chronological order) have been given by invited professionals working in civil engineering industry:

Concrete Works, Duluth, Minnesota. “Perspectives on Civil Engineering Education” by Dr. Mark Cal, Head of Department at Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Mexico Tech. We would like to encourage all students to keep an open eye for announcements posted for coming seminars, and to try to attend these, as this is an excellent opportunity for learning more about particular aspects of civil engineering. Also, students interested in presenting their research are encouraged to talk to their faculty advisors or to Prof. Johnson to schedule a future seminar presentation.

Civil Engineering Student Presents at the NCUR The 26th Annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) was held March 29th-31st at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference gives undergraduate scholars in all fields and from all types of institutions of higher learning a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances and works of art. Justin Baker, a student in the Department of Civil Engineering advised by Professor Eshan Dave, attended the conference and presented the research work “The Use of Taconite Tailings in Asphalt Mixtures to Reduce Environmental Impacts of Pavement Infra-

structure”. Justin’s research includes a laboratory investigation of moisture damage in asphalt mixtures containing taconite tailings (a mining by-product). The project is broken down into three parts including material procurement and mix design, laboratory testing, and report and result dissemination. For various materials tested in the study, a series of moisture conditioning levels will be evaluated. The effect of freezethaw cycles on asphalt concrete’s indirect tensile strength and fracture resistance will be determined. The ultimate goal of this project is to evaluate the moisture damage potential of asphalt mixtures containing taconite tailings and recycled asphalt binder compared to conventional asphalt mixtures.

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Field Trip to Ulland’s Aggregate Processing and Hot Mix Plant as Part of the Infrastructure Materials Course

Ulland Brothers Inc. engineer, Troy Plaster, and Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association’s associate director, Jill Thomas, talk to our students during a tour of the Ulland brothers plant in Scanlon, Minnesota. A field trip was organized for civil engineering undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the courses: Infrastructure Materials (CE3027) and Advance Infrastructure Materials (CE5027). The field trip, which was organized by the instructor, Professor Eshan Dave, took students to an aggregate processing and asphalt manufacture plant operated by Ulland Brothers Inc. in Scanlon, Minnesota. The Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) helped with the organization of the field trip and provided boxed lunch to students. Ms. Jill Thomas, who is associated director of MAPA joined students during the field trip. Ms. Thomas also delivered a lecture on asphalt

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manufacture, plant operation and road construction to the civil engineering students, earlier that morning, at our department. Mr. Troy Plaster from Ulland Brothers Inc. guided the students around the hotmix asphalt facility and gave a tour of the plant as well as the control room. A total of 30 students attended the field trip.

crete, asphalt binder and mixture, wood, composites and sustainability in infrastructure materials. The course is designed to have a balance between in-class lectures and hand-on lab instruction. Over the course of the semester the students conduct over twenty different lab experiments, following ASTM specifications.

The Infrastructure materials (CE3027) course is one of the several core courses that all civil engineering undergraduate students take during their junior year. The course spans across a variety of topics and materials including: engineering and failure behavior of infrastructure materials, steel and aluminum, aggregates, Portland cement and con-

The Advance Infrastructure Materials (CE5027) course is designed to be an advance level continuation of CE3027 at graduate level. The course is divided equally between a portion dealing with Portland Cement and Concrete, taught by Prof. Eric Musselman; and a portion dealing with Asphalt Binder and Mixtures taught by Prof. Eshan Dave.


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ACI (American Concrete Institute) Student Competition On March 17th - 21st twelve UMD Civil Engineering students traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fiber Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition at the ACI spring convention. Twice a year ACI holds an international conference for the concrete industry. Faculty, students, practitioners, suppliers, and many others attend the conference that includes workshops, committee meetings, sessions, and student competitions. ACI is the code writing body for the national Concrete Building Code and has a membership of over 14,000 people worldwide. Unfortunately, UMD didn’t bring home another top three finish, but

everyone had a great time and it was a good learning experience for all of us! Thirty-eight teams competed at this year’s spring convention from all across North America. Each team was challenged to demonstrate the effect of fibers in reinforcing concrete, and to gain experience in forming and fabricating a concrete bowling ball that would carry a maximum load and roll straight after sustaining an inch of deflection. Team one placed 19th while Team two placed 22nd. Team members included: Matt Fournier, Dan Abramson, Allison Carlson, Kyrstyn Haapala, Justin Baker, Phil Koktan, Kyle Berg, Ben Thiesse, Andrew Venaas, Chelsea Hoplin, Miranda Anderson, and Jared Olson. Dr. Eric Musselman and Dr. Eshan Dave were the faculty advisors. The UMD ACI Student Chapter would also like to thank all of those organizations that helped make this trip a reality. Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to attend the convention. The sponsors were: Minnesota Concrete Council, American Engineering Testing, Meyer Borgman Johnson, Krech Ojard & Associates, World Block, Country Lanes North, Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota and Arrowhead Concrete. The ACI Student Chapter is looking forward to competing in the ACI Egg Protection Device Competition in Toronto, ON, Canada next October. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in this competition please contact ACI Student Chapter President Matt Fournier at four0044@d.umn.edu.

Top Left: Matt Fournier rolling Team 1’s ball down the ramp. Bottom Left: Group picture of team members, from L-R: Kyle Berg, Dan Abramson, Allison Carlson, Jared Olson, Matt Fournier, Ben Thiesse, Justin Baker, Andrew Venaas, Chelsea Hoplin, Phil Koktan, Kyrstyn Haapala, Miranda Anderson, and Dr. Eric Musselman Faculty Advisor.


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ACI (American Concrete Institute) Bowling Fundraiser This spring semester, the ACI-UMD Student Chapter was once again able to attend the American Concrete Institute’s biannual convention. This year the convention was held from March 18th through the 22nd in Dallas, Texas. The ACI-UMD Student Chapter was able to raise enough money to pay for almost all travel and lodging expenses. This was made possible through many thoughtful donations as well as the first annual ACI-UMD Bowling Fundraiser. The bowling fundraiser was held on March 4th of this year at Country Lanes North Bowling Alley. Approximately 13 teams

were entered into the competition. Each team paid an entry fee that provided them with 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, and a ticket into the raffle drawing. Extra raffle tickets were sold for $1 a piece. The fundraiser was a great success and the ACI-UMD Chapter ended up making over $1000. The ACI-UMD Chapter would like to thank Scott Carlson, owner of Country Lanes North, and his employees for helping to make the fundraiser a great success. The Chapter would also like to thank all who attended and everyone who made donations for the trip to Dallas.

Some of the participating ACI student members that helped put together the fundraiser. From L-R: Andrew Venaas, Ben Thiesse, Club President Matt Fournier, Club Vice President Dan Abramson, Phil Koktan, and Kyle Berg.

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Students Attend the 60th Annual Minnesota Geotechnical Engineering Conference in St Paul

From Left: Kristine Rykken, Tyler Reich, John Allen (a practicing geotechnical engineer and spouse of Professor Rebecca Teasley), Brandon Brever, Jayson Honer, Dr. Carlos Carranza-Torres, Dr. David Saftner, Frank Borich, Andrew Lund, Jeremy Schwartz, Neil Ramdhan, Dylan Meyer, Brock Rysdahl, Gary Doup and David Provost.

On February 24, Civil Engineering students attended the 60th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference at the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus. These series of annual geotechnical conferences were started in 1953 and are among the oldest still on-going annual conferences organized by the University of Minnesota. The Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference attracts professionals working in the geotechnical engineering field in Minnesota and bordering states. The 60th conference in which our students participated was attended by more than 200 geotechnical professionals and representatives of geotechnical engineering companies working in Minnesota and other states. The conference series consist of a main lecture, called the Kersten lecture (in honor of Prof. Miles Kersten who was instrumental in developing programs in soil mechanics and highway

engineering at the University of Minnesota) which is given by an invited geotechnical professional working on a particular geotechnical field, followed by a series of lectures on different geotechnical topics, delivered by speakers from both industry and academia. This year the Kersten Lecture was given by Dr. Robert D. Holtz, Professor Emeritus University of Washington, Seattle, a world renowned authority in geosynthetic reinforced soil technology; the title of the lecture was "Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil: From the Experimental to the Familiar". Past Kersten Lectures were given by world renowned geotechnical professionals, such as the Kersten lecture "Integration of Geotechnical and Structural Design in Tunneling" delivered by Dr. Evert Hoek in 2008; "What Does Reliability Analysis Add To Our Understanding of Geotechnical Engineering?" delivered by

Dr. John Christian in 2005; "Karl Terzaghi and Engineering Geology" delivered by Dr. Richard Goodman in 2004; "Leaning Tower of Pisa: The End of an Odyssey" delivered by Dr. Michele Jamiolkowski in 2002; "Geo-Engineering for Power in the Northland" delivered by Dr. Ralph B. Peck in 1998; and many others. Students enjoyed very much the opportunity to listening to lectures on geotechnical engineering given by excellent speakers as well as meeting many professionals and company representatives working in the geotechnical engineering field. Attendance to future annual conferences of the Minnesota Geotechnical Society will be organized every year (in late February), and will be coordinated by geotechnical engineering Professors David Saftner and Carlos CarranzaTorres.


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Gary’s T-Shirt Celebration Day

From Bottom Left to Right: Waylon Munch, Tyler Reich, Jayson Honer, Gary Johnson, Chris Bruhn, Max Seitz , Justin Baker, Andrew Lund, Zach Higgins, Kyle Berg, Joe Schramm, Chelsea Hanson, Allison Carlson, Abdi Muhammed, Dylan Meyer, Brock Rysdahl, Ben Thiesse, Zach Schmitz, Matt Fournier, Dan Abramson, Danny Carlson, Brian Beck, Dr. David Saftner, Jill Bergman, Dr. Rebecca Teasley, Dr. Eshan Dave, and Dr. Eric Musselman.

Gary Johnson is the custodian of the Department of Civil Engineering and since his arrival at UMD, approximately 2 years ago, Gary has become a beloved figure in the Department of Civil Engineering for students, faculty and staff alike. Gary starts his work as a custodian in the late afternoon, and he finishes his work around mid-night. His evening schedule overlaps well with the (long) schedule of our civil engineering students who many times have to

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stay well into the evenings completing their course assignments or research in computer labs and undergraduate and graduate student offices. Every single evening, in his interaction with our students (and most faculty and staff who typically finish their work earlier than the students!) Gary is ready to offer an optimistic chat that feels as a refreshing splash when the day seems endless. Organized by graduating students Waylon Munch and Chel-

sea Hanson, Gary's T-shirt celebration day took place on Friday May 4th. The celebration included a (surprise) pizza lunch in the Material's Lab at which Gary was the guest of honor. During the celebration attendees wore a T-shirt specially designed for the occasion, showing Gary's photograph and one of Gary's most popular optimistic phrases: "Super!" (which refers to as how things are going for him!).


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