FW: Mal Iles Award to George Barnes

Dear fellow unicyclists:

Many of you know that George Barnes has been designing and manufacturing
unicycle parts for this community of unicyclists. We’re all fortunate
that he has applied his engineering talents to the sport of unicycling.
We are personally grateful to George for supplying us with thoughtful

I’m delighted to forward the attached note from the Iowa State
University physics department, received just minutes ago. George’s
innovative products have earned him a very impressive award. Please
join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement!

For more information on the Mal Iles Award, follow this link:


Best regards,
John Drummond


-----Original Message-----
From: Marzia Rosati [mailto:mrosati@iastate.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 1:57 PM
To: gbarnes@iastate.edu
Cc: john@unicycle.com; mrosati@iastate.edu
Subject: Mal Iles Award

Dear George:

It is a pleasure to announce that you won the 2003 Mal Iles Innovation
Award. This award is given to outstanding physical science and
engineering undergraduate students who show unusual interest in
innovations and inventions.

Congratulations, I know you very much deserve this award!

The award will be presented at the spring Physics and Astronomy awards
ceremony held on April 28 at 3:45pm in Physics Hall room 5.
Following the ceremony we will have a dinner for all the Mal Iles
awardees. Looking forward to meet you.

Marzia Rosati
Associate Professor of Physics

Marzia Rosati e-mail : mrosati@iastate.edu
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Phone : (515) 294-8573
Iowa State University Fax : (515) 294-6027
Ames, Iowa 50011-3169 WWW : www.public.iastate.edu/~mrosati

Mazel Tov, George.

Now publish something in OOW. :slight_smile:

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ


Congratulations on winning what we all know is a well deserved award. Keep the interest peaked and the innovation on full bore.

Re: FW: Mal Iles Award to George Barnes

Congratulations to George! And I second the OOW suggestion by JJuggle.

On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 13:36:28 -0500, JJuggle
<JJuggle.lxwtb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Mazel Tov, George.
Is George of the Hebrew persuasion like you Raphael, or is that remark
just coming unfiltered from the bottom of your heart?

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“When someone asks you, ““A penny for your thoughts”” and you put your two cents in . . . what happens to the other penny? - George Carlin”

Congratulations, George!

Nice work, George!

Thanks all for the kind words.

I’ll see what I can do about the OOW article this summer. Any topic requests?

Re: FW: Mal Iles Award to George Barnes

George, congratulations on your award. How about an article describing each
of the projects you’ve taken on building unicycle parts? Talk about the
motivation for each one, the trials and tribulations, the experimentation
and testing etc. I think people would like to hear about how these things
actually come about.


“gbarnes” <gbarnes.lyg9c@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote
> Thanks all for the kind words.
> I’ll see what I can do about the OOW article this summer. Any topic
> requests?

Re: Re: FW: Mal Iles Award to George Barnes


I know nothing about George’s religious persuasion, but I tend to think that someone who attaches IV to the end of their name is not a Jew.

Hence, the latter.

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ


Addaboy!! You certainly deserve a pat on the back. I bet it’s nice to be officially recognized. I for one, am very thankful that you are on the uni scene.

I think Nathan’s suggestions were good ones. I second them.

BTW, in your acceptance speech for the award, when you give thanks for suppport and inspirations from mom and dad and … et al., don’t forget to thank Greg Harper and Steve Howard.:wink:

Thanks for all of the inovations!!:smiley:

As soon as Lent is over, then I will toast you with a good cold brew.

Great job George!! You’ve definately earned it. Keep up the good work.

PS, I’m making more progress on the uw. Thanks

Re: Re: FW: Mal Iles Award to George Barnes

Same thing I was going to suggest. And it doesn’t have to be long! People bog down on the long articles, and are less likely to read them. Closeup pictures of your stuff would be nice to accompany the story.

Keep up the great innovation, and congratulations!