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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Desert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:03 am

Gabe wrote: University of New Mexico, BS Applied Mathematics, 2014. Was pretty close to a second BS in Computer Science, but settled for the minor and went to work instead.
What type of work are you doing now? 
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Re: Where did you go to School?

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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Greg » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:57 am

So many people here for UIUC. No love for Penn State and Georgia Tech from others? :( boooo.... hah.
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by tennpaga » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:27 am

B.S. Carnegie-Mellon University 1983
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts 1991

(both chemical engineering)

But, hey, a couple of my fantasy baseball league-mates are UIUC graduates!
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Cortopassi » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:33 am

TennPaGa,

Eight years for a PhD, I wouldn't have had the patience!
But what do I know?
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Desert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:03 pm

Cortopassi wrote: TennPaGa,

Eight years for a PhD, I wouldn't have had the patience!
I'm guessing the recreational drug use made it seem a lot shorter than that.  ;)
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by tennpaga » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:08 pm

Desert wrote:
Cortopassi wrote: TennPaGa,

Eight years for a PhD, I wouldn't have had the patience!
I'm guessing the recreational drug use made it seem a lot shorter than that.  ;)
Actually, neither patience (nor drugs) had anything to do with it.  It was a combination of:

* Switching advisors (and projects) after 2 years
* Playing on 3 different softball teams the last 3 years

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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:09 pm

Ohio University 2008.
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Desert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:32 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote: Ohio University 2008.
Now I understand your posts.  Athens is a special place.
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Desert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:12 pm

Greg wrote: So many people here for UIUC. No love for Penn State and Georgia Tech from others? :( boooo.... hah.
Ah, both great schools!  I am a bit surprised to see so many UIUC folks on here though.  I might have to start up an Illini topic someday. 
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by dualstow » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:57 pm

Greg wrote: So many people here for UIUC. No love for Penn State and Georgia Tech from others? :( boooo.... hah.
I've got a Korean friend who went to Penn State and loved it.
It was a very important part of his life in the States.
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Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by Desert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:01 pm

I've heard only good things about Penn State.  I visited the campus once, a long time ago, for a football game.  Cool place.  I think PSU fits well in the B1G too.  Big school, good academics, great football tradition, lots of drunken undergrads wandering the streets.  It's beautiful. 
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