I am a native of Southern California. I grew up in Downey and
did my undergraduate studies at
Cerritos College and California
State University Long Beach. This is the view looking down
from the science building onto the Cal State Student Union. Cal State
is one of those classy institutions with a Carillon tower.
My first job took me to
Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.
graduate school part time at the
Illinois Institute of Technology. The campus has a very Bauhaus feel
thanks to the designs of Mies Van der Rohe. The Engineering Building
above is the typical brick and glass construction common on campus.
The Student Union has the steel and glass look.
A leave of absence from my job found me finishing my graduate
research project at Syracuse University.
The University is quite proud of their Teflon marshmallow otherwise known
as the Carrier Dome. The Dome's claim to fame depends on your interests.
It is the home to the Syracuse Orangemen if you are into college football.
It is also a big draw for rock and roll concerts.
The acts have changed since I was at Syracuse.
The Dome has hosted concerts by the Stones, the Dead,
the Police, and Genesis.
I later went to teach
at the University of Nebraska
before returning to California. UNL is another classy institution
thanks to the Mueller Carillon Tower.
My hobbies have been on hiatus since returning to California.
I am still working on the following links for my hobbies.
Last revised on September 14, 1998
Gregory W. Smith (WD9GAY)
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