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Bruce Goodwin

Bruce Goodwin

National security expert | Engineering alumni award | Class of 1982

Bruce Goodwin’s happy place was the window-less basement of the Transportation Building — “a great place for a nerd engineer to survive a tornado,” says two-degree alum (MS ’78, Ph.D. ’82), who’d go on to head up the nuclear weapons program at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

As for a memorable event in the non-twister category, that’s easy.

“Hearing William Warfield sing Porgy and Leontyne Price, his former wife, sing Bess in ‘Porgy and Bess’ at the Krannert Center opera theater. Warfield was in residence at the university that year. The indescribably fantastic experience of a lifetime.”

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