08/20/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

One element in an issue I got involved with more than 30 years ago — the use of nuclear power in space — will come to a climax next month. That’s when the Cassini space probe carrying more plutonium than ever used on a space device will be sent on a crash course into Saturn by NASA. (more…)

06/25/16 11:30am
PETER KROPF

PETER KROPF

For this year’s valedictorian, Peter Kropf, achieving success has been a convergence of lessons learned at home, in the classroom and on the basketball court.

Hard work and a bit of grit are at the foundation, but he humbly noted that keeping a sense of humor and just enjoying the ride are equally important as striving to make the grade. (more…)