On Friday we were able to celebrate with Dan's brother, Scott, as he graduated from the UC Davis College of Engineering with highest honors and a degree in Chemical Engineering. I don't know if you realize what an accomplishment that is. UCD has a distinguished engineering program and it's hard to even get into the program. Scott not only got in, he graduated with a GPA of 3.99 and was a member of the track and cross country teams. It makes me feel old to say this, but he is such a great kid! He is well rounded, has many interests and many friends and is such a sweet Uncle to our kids. They just love him! Anyway, enough gushing...
Scott also happened to be the student speaker for the ceremony so we had reserved seating right next to the stage. His speech was great! It really was. I might even post it here later--he was really funny! After the ceremony we walked over to Kemper Hall for the chemical engineering event. I was picturing some kind of explosion, but they were actually giving departmental awards. And Scott got two of them! I told you he was smart!
After that we enjoyed the traditional Himmelberger/Weiss celbratory Chinese food dinner. Scott talked about his short term and long term future plans. Short term: leave on a 10 day bike ride from Davis down to Orange County--a 650 mile ride! Long term: attend Stanford and work on his PhD in Materials Science Engineering. We are so proud of him and wish him the best of luck in all his endeavors
Uncle Scott is the very tall guy next to the lady in the red gown
All the 2010 College of Engineering Graduates
Some of Scott's Supporters-Dan, Aunt Jennifer, his mom and dad
Scott giving the student address
And on the big screen
Dandrea and Scott
One of Scott's awards from the Department of Chemical Engineering