Where did you go to School?

Other discussions not related to the Permanent Portfolio

Moderator: Global Moderator

User avatar
Desert
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3233
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:39 pm

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? 
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. 
- D.L. Moody

Diversification means always having to say you're sorry.
murphy_p_t
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 998
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:44 pm

Re: Where did you go to School?

Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:55 am

BSME UIUC
User avatar
Greg
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 1121
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Location: Maryland

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.
Background: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Control Systems, CAD Modeling, Machining, Wearable Exoskeletons, Applied Physiology, Drawing (Pencil/Charcoal), Drums, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Flute

"you are not disabled by your disabilities but rather, abled by your abilities." -Oscar Pistorius
tennpaga
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 3126
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 1:44 pm

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!
* Gresham's Law: Bad behavior drives out good.
* Gresham's corollary: Avoid participating in systems where good behavior cannot win.

https://fs.blog/2009/12/mental-model-greshams-law/
User avatar
Cortopassi
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 2222
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Location: Illinois

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!
Test of the signature line
User avatar
Desert
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3233
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:39 pm

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.  ;)
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. 
- D.L. Moody

Diversification means always having to say you're sorry.
tennpaga
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 3126
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 1:44 pm

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

:)
* Gresham's Law: Bad behavior drives out good.
* Gresham's corollary: Avoid participating in systems where good behavior cannot win.

https://fs.blog/2009/12/mental-model-greshams-law/
User avatar
Kriegsspiel
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3006
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Re: Where did you go to School?

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

Ohio University 2008.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
- Ecclesiastes
User avatar
Desert
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3233
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:39 pm

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.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. 
- D.L. Moody

Diversification means always having to say you're sorry.
User avatar
Desert
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3233
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:39 pm

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. 
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. 
- D.L. Moody

Diversification means always having to say you're sorry.
User avatar
dualstow
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 10828
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:18 am
Contact:

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.
The new Freakonomics: Why Are Cities (Still) So Expensive? (Ep. 435)
User avatar
Desert
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3233
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:39 pm

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. 
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. 
- D.L. Moody

Diversification means always having to say you're sorry.
Post Reply