This is the team I was on for bridge building. Here we were waiting on our turn to test.
Finally it's time to test the bridge. Matt and I start loading the bridge with weights while Kati and our fantastic GTA(who will grade this site) count weights and wait for something to break.
And something breaks... not before 106 lbs. though, which is enough for second, but no free dinner.
|Shortly after the bridge competition the intelligence and skill of Mr. Golden (pictured to the right) was added to our team. He is a good team player and as a computer engineering major his focus of interest and study should be very useful in the upcoming electrical and circuitry projects.
To the left are the CECS printers. They are rather unique in that you never quite know which one your document will print from. Also interesting, is that they are setup to default to two-sided printing.
In more recent events of my life, I have been working with the Human Powered Vehicle (H.P.V.) team with whom I recently went to Wisconsin with to compete in the Midwest ASME HPV competition. Since then I have been working almost continuously and exclusively on catching up on homework. The few exceptions to that are going to work, meeting with the H.P.V. team to do analysis on failed parts in Solidworks, and sleep. The trip was worth it though and I would do it all over again. We had a great time, won awards, and learned a little on the way.
My classes, as listed below, have been teaching me about a variety of topics. In History I have been learning about the way that the Western World has developed and some common patterns that appear and history progresses. In Calculus II I have been learning more than I really want to learn about integrals. In Fundamentals of Engineering... you name it; and it has probably been discussed in one form or another, however there is a strong theme of academic success and engineering to it.
|Nathan Easley's Course Schedule|
|EGR||190-01||Fundamentals of Engineering and Computer Science||8:30 - 10:50 am||Mon.|
|EGR||190L-06||Fund of EGR Instrum Lab||9:00 - 10:40 am||Wed.|
|EGR||190L-17||Fund of EGR Comput Lab||8:30 - 10:10 am||Thurs.|
|EGR||190W-01||Writing in EGR 190||TBA||TBA|
|HST||102-01||Early Modern Europe: The 14th to 18th Centuries||2:15 - 3:55 pm||Tues. & Thurs.|
|MTH||230-02||Calculus II||11:00 am - 12:05 pm||Mon., Wed., & Fri.|
|Calculus II Lab||10:25 am - 12:05 pm||Thurs.|
Campus life is rather luxurious in many ways. The college provides many services and tools to make life much easier. Some of these things are academic, like the math help lab and the 24/7 computer labs with programs on them for almost any course you would want to take, except for Solidworks as I recently found out. The other more general services, like the Fitness Center and Outdoor Rec. Fit., are very nice as well. This provides a great although sometimes distracting environment for learning.