From: Gavlin, Nancy [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:00 PM
Subject: RE: Ralph Peck


The Structural Engineers Foundation, based in Chicago, is the organization that sponsored the September 2000 discussion that featured your father, Chet Siess and Mete Sozen

I've attached to this email some files that I have of the poster, photos and the program from the event.

On the day of the lecture I had the privilege of driving Dr. Peck and Dr. Siess from Urbana to Chicago. Mete had sent me a list of sample questions that he, as moderator, could pose to them. He wanted them to review the questions during the drive. They both refused to look at the list. They wanted to be surprised (challenged?) by Mete during the discussion. Their "plan" worked perfectly, and the discussion that resulted was memorable for all who attended.

You may post all of the attachments on the website. I'm glad that they are of some use.

Nancy Gavlin

Photo#126: Photo from the Structural Engineers Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series, Chicago, September 2000.