RIP Charles Vest

I was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of former M.I.T. president Charles Vest. Back in the dark ages, Vest was my thermodynamics professor at the University of Michigan. I have to admit I wasn't the best thermodynamics student. But that wasn't due to any shortcomings of Prof. Vest. He was a good instructor, eventually became dean of the U of M engineering school, then went on to MIT. 

Vest was a great educator and he will be missed.

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Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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