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Professor Comer Motorcycles to Conference

Presenting a paper at a circuits conference is nothing new for Dr. Dave Comer.  However, the mode of transportation used to travel to the 2010 Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) in Seattle was somewhat unusual.

Dr. Comer presented a paper entitled, "A high-gain, low-power CMOS op amp using composite cascode stages," at the 53rd annual MWSCAS.  The paper was coauthored by Dr. Don Comer and MS student Rishi Pratap Singh.

After the paper was selected for presentation, Dr. Comer, an avid Harley rider, decided to travel to Seattle on his Road King with his wife. 

Combining his conference attendance with vacation time, the couple traveled on to British Columbia, Canada after the conference ended.  The 17-day trip covered 2500 miles with only two days of travel in the rain.

Dr. Comer joked that he was probably the oldest conference speaker and the only one that traveled to Seattle on a motorcycle.

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