1 Shannon Runyon worked for D.O.E. on the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state. She then moved back to Hawaii and finished her Masters in Education and worked as a math and physics teacher for a while. After that she worked at a biotech company called Aquasearch. She is currently working as a consultant.
2 Irvin Henderson finished his MBA at Cornell University and then went to work in NYC for Deutsche Banc.
4 Cal Hose became a self-employed software contractor, designing, buildsing and integrating databases.
5 Brent Killey is teaching physics at La Serna High School in Whittier.
3 Nicholas Kaposhilin started his own consulting firm for Business Performance Management and is now the Executive Director of StrategicApps ConsuIting Pte Ltd. and lives in Singapore.

Konomi Shimada received her Masters in Mechanical Engineering from USC and then worked for Cymer Inc doing "a lot of project management jobs" as well as opto-mechanical design. She then moved on to Intel as a Senior Mechanical Engineer in their R&D facility studying heat sink designs.

7 Chris McIntosh earned his PH.D in Physics from Lehigh University and then became Head of Laser Module Development for Keopsys (Key Optical Systems). He lives in France.
8 David Wilson moved to Michigan to work as a chassis engineer for Toyota. The 2007 model year Tundra was completed by his suspension design team (product development).
10 Megan Taylor earned her M.S. in Technical Communication from the University of Washington. She then worked as a copy editor for the Eastside Journal newspaper. Later she worked for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Division of NOAA, where she created their Web page. Megan is now doing freelance writing and editing.
11 Mason Rourman received a Master's degree in Physics from Cal. State Fullerton. He then went to work for Hughes Corporation. Two years later he moved to Northrop Grumman.

Rob Williams worked as an integrated circuit designer for hi/fn (www.hifn.com) in San Jose, Ca. He left hi/fn in '98 to form Invertex which then got bought by Cacheflow in late '99.


John McLaughlin completed a Master's degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Stanford University. He then went to work for WET Design, a company that designs water displays (e.g. the water display at the Bellagio in Las Vegas).



Mike Ambrose is the chair of both the science and math departments at Connelly High School in Orange County. In 2003 he was selected as one of "Ten Teachers Making a Difference" by OC Family Magazine.


Kevin St. Jean worked for Boeing for a few years and then with a company called Silicon Valley Group, Inc. He then went to work for Raytheon as a System Engineer for Radar Design. He received his MS in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2013.



Meghan Miller graduated from Columbia University with a MS in mining engineering and applied geophysics and then from Cornell University with a M.Eng. in Geological Science, modeling fluid flow in sedimentary basins using seismic data. Meghan lived in San Francisco for 3 years working for the US Geological Survey and then a 3D software company. In 2006 she received her Ph.D. in geophyics and tectonics from the Australian National University in Canberra. She then was a post-doc at Rice University and has just been hired as a tenure track faculty member at USC.

16 Miguel Salazar graduated from medical school at UC Irvine in Spring 2004. He then went to work at UCI Medical Center in Orange in the coronary intensive care unit.

Georgi Gospodinov earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brandeis University and is now a faculty member at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

18 Robert Benavides got a job working in forensics.
19 Radha Pertaub is working in the Boston area, helping to design and make optical instruments.

Robert Utter got his Masters degree in Physics from Cal. State Fullerton, and is now teaching physics at local Community Colleges.

21 Miguel Franco worked for a while as an Associate Scientist at Beckman Coulter, where he tested and debugged lab automation equipment, both hardware and software. He was then accepted into the Biomedical Engineering Masters program at UCLA. He received his MS in 2008 and went to work for a company that designs medical devices.

Michael Huang worked in a research lab at Aerospace Corporation for a couple of years and then went into the Masters program in Mechanical Engineering at USC. He received his MS in 2009.


Kalina Gospodinova moved to the Boston area where she held down several jobs before joining the research group of Prof. Samuel P. Kounaves at Tufts University, working on a very exciting project, the Phoenix Mars Mission which launched in August 2007.  Phoenix is studied the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. Kounaves’ group is responsible for the Wet Chemistry Lab, one of the experiments on the Mars Scout Lander that landed safely on Mars in May 2008. Kalina worked on writing computer code to facilitate remote control and communication with the experimental apparatus from Earth. She attended the launching of the mission in August 2007 in Florida and she regularly traveled from Boston to the Flight Control Center in Arizona. In 2009 Kalina entered a Marine Science program designed by both MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. She received her Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2012.


Mehreen Mahmud completed her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Cork, Ireland. In March 2009 she was accepted as a postdoc at JIVE in the Netherlands.

The Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) has been established as a scientific foundation since December 1993. JIVE's mandate is to support the operations of the European VLBI Network (EVN).Using this technique of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), astronomers can make detailed images of cosmic radio sources, providing astronomers with their clearest, highest resolution view of some of the most distant and energetic objects in the Universe.

25 Niraj Poudel completed an M.Sc in Architectural Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2009. He is attending Clemson University pursuing a Ph.D. in "Planning, Design and Built Environment".
26 Jun Nishiguchi received his MEng in Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2010. He then went to work for NVIDIA in Tokyo.
Corey Nichols participated in our 3-2 Engineering program with USC. He also earned his MS in Computer Engineering from USC in 2009 and is now working as a software engineer at SonoSim Inc.