Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My professors always told me.......

That no one would ever read your thesis. One went as far to tell us to put 20$ in the back cover of Rich's thesis and if it was still there in 10 years....we could buy ourselves dinner.

.....not only was his thesis read, but it was also quoted...............

http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2009/07/15/news/news02-07-15-09.txt

pretty crazy, pretty crazy.

11 comments:

Isaac said...

Wow you're famous! I guess its too late to get the $20?

Kickert said...

Wow.. impressive.

Sucks people had to die for you to get noticed though.

-bk
http://kickert.info/blog

Sherpa said...

Mom told me about it last night. Pretty crazy, weird stuff.

Spenny and Nellie Morris said...

Wow-congrats! That's exciting! All that time really was worth it. :)

Janette said...

That's cool! Too bad people didn't act on it years ago...

Isaac said...

I told my professor about the putting money in your thesis thing and he said he heard the same thing when he was a student at Virginia Tech and decided to flip through a bunch and see if he could get any money- he didn't find any.
I don't think graduate students have that kind of cash lying around...

Hip Heiner Fun said...

We are so lucky to have such a smart engineer in our family. Pretty cool stuff, how does it feel to be famous?

Anonymous said...

So has Larry King called yet, any book deals?

Kelby

Michael and Heather said...

I was wondering if all of the research being referred to in the articles was related to Richard's research. Too bad they didn't pay more attention!And good work on your end! -Heather

amylynn said...

Well said Richard-... and Nicole? Nicole.... aren't you glad that you helped edit???? That could have been pretty., um, interesting... if you know what I mean?! No seriously aren't you glad that you didn't leave 20$ in the back... it would have been a waste.
loves

Oblad girl said...

AWESOME! We've been bragging about our smart friends in Oregon to everyone for the past week.