Mitt Romney mentioned in an opinion piece for a Michigan newspaper last week that he learned to love “chrome and fins and roaring motors” while growing up in Detroit. His father might have disagreed with such sentiment.
A promising future in academia and business beckoned Majid Abbasi. His research on how welding affects the properties of steel earned him a doctorate from Brigham Young University and a job offer from the University of Alabama. He was also seeking to patent and commercialize a technique he’d invented to improve cleaning of contact lenses.