Those look like some pretty intelligent grad students in the first picture.
I figured I'd get this blog started from the alumni standpoint. I graduated in 2006 with my MS and I've been at 3M in Saint Paul since June 2006. I don't have any CMP or cleanability concerns at this moment but when the temperature is 20 below in Minnesota, I can't help but say burr.
To the people still in the LMA aka LMAS, keep up the good work down in 1115.