Today, 4 more candidates of the SIE 693 graduate seminar students presented their current research.  Brendan O’Shaughnessy already had a successful dry run on Friday, his  M.S. defense. He knew about the celebratory ice cream cake that would be served today, but not about the German tradition, upheld by his advisor Reinhard Moratz, that he would get a very special cap — the so-called Doktorhut — you’ll see what it is all about.

Henghan Li

JC Whittier

Liping Yang

Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Brendan receiving the 'official honors' by his advisor Reinhard Moratz

Officially graduated -- cutting ice cream cake with an awkward hat... Congratulations!

Max concludes the seminar.