Welcome to those of you who have never visited this site -- including 3AW listeners in Melbourne. Tarlau.com covers the latest about our family
in California (Barbara, Bob and son David) and in Australia (daughter Amanda and Ian and children/grandchildren Bridget and Henry).
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David Graduates from Kettering Uni;
Starts Engineering Career Near Detroit
David -- who is 23 -- completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at
Kettering University in Flint, Michigan,
He had his formal graduation on December 8th -- with Bob, Barbara, his Aunt Ginny and friend Racquel--from Texas--attending.
David accepted a position as Project Engineer with
That's a German-owned global auto engineering firm with its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, north of Detroit. He started work there at the end of October, after a month-long break at home in Los Angeles.
His initial work is in developing testing protocols -- and will spend much of his first year working closely with Chrysler Corporation on components for Chrysler's newest engines.
So David is off and running on his career after four-and-a-half years at Kettering. During that period he had a co-op job with AC Propulsion--which helped provide him with the hands-on experience that he's able to use at his first post-university position with FEV.
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ABOVE: Graduation at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan on December 8.
Here's the link to many other grad day photos.
BELOW: Bob spent three weeks in Australia -- starting on September 14. Highlights included Henry's first ride on a two-wheeler (without training wheels), propelled into solo locomotion by mum Amanda.
See Pages 2 & 3 for more photos from Ausralia
- and on
Page 4 find links to three albums.