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Bill Cain wrote:

>I must say on the whole, California schools (public or private, practical or
>theoretical) seem to turn out the best graduates (I'm sure our Texas friends
>will dispute this ;<),  and I admit I am somewhat biased on this subject ).
>
>My degrees are both from the University of Wisconsin, where I studied in the
>1960s under Charles Salmon, John Johnson, and C. K. Wang, and served as a
>guinea pig (beta tester) for their many textbooks.  However, my entire
>professional career has been in Texas.  My son graduated in Mechanical
>Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and my daughter is
>currently at Junior there.  It is a fine institution (except for the football
>team).  So are Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Rice, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,
>Purdue, MIT, Cornell, Princeton, Georgia Tech, and many other universities.
>This thread has evolved into a pointless exercise in provincial promotion by
>proud alumni.  If your experience with graduates outside the state of
>California has not been entirely positive, could it be that the best
>graduates around the country prefer to build their careers elsewhere? 

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Naturalized Texan