Friday, October 13, 2006

From Puget Sound to the White House

Yesterday the department hosted a visit by Michael Brown '86. Michael was former student body president, and after graduation went on to work in the first Bush Administration and is currently Associate Assistant Administrator for Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Michael came to Tacoma while en route to China, where he was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese that would facilitate technology transfers and joint research to improve their environmental conditions. Here are a few pictures; you can see all of them here.

In the morning Michael joined students for an informal brunch.
Professors Sherman and Sousa dropped by as well.


Michael also gave two guest talks and reminded students of paid internship opportunities at the EPA.


Michael encouraged our students to be inquisitive, to ask questions and create their own opportunities, and not feel like any job is out of their reach. It was inspiring and students really enjoyed hearing from a PG grad with so much experience in the public and private sectors.

Thank you, Michael!