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by cv4
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: History
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: History

I love history, but I don't like being poor. Hence my lack of interest in a history major :mrgreen: dawt. I don't want to get a PhD and be a professor, nor do I want to teach high school. I considered getting it as a second degree along with Mechanical Engineering when I decided on getting a second...
by cv4
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Careers in Physics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Careers in Physics?

If you are interested in physics there are basically two routes you can take: a) be a physicist, do a lot of research and theoretical, expect to need a graduate degree of some sort when all is said and done. b) be an engineer, need only a 4 year degree, do more hands-on, real world work, but do less...
by cv4
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The drag coefficient
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

Re: The drag coefficient

I am not positive of the math, but the reason they slow down when together is that they form one mass basically. It increases the surface area, which increases the resistance, which slows them down. Also, in reply to the last post, the reason they can move around and adjust their trajectory when fre...
by cv4
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extended Essay for Computer Science - Please Help Me..
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Extended Essay for Computer Science - Please Help Me..

I have no idea how an extended essay differs from a normal essay, but what about writing about the changes in programming code over the years.
by cv4
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I need pen recommendations!
Replies: 46
Views: 4861

Re: I need pen recommendations!

I like the Pilot love on here.

I am a big fan of the Pilot G-Tec C4.
by cv4
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Learn Chemistry?
Replies: 31
Views: 3991

Re: Why Learn Chemistry?

As Doc Brown said, "Actually I'm a student of all sciences." Basically this. Chemistry is a core science. Most science programs will touch on chemistry to some extent and it bridges the gap between the more pure, and mathematically driven sciences (various forms of physics basically) and ...
by cv4
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-Secondary Education...
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Post-Secondary Education...

Maybe it's just the economy, but I know several engineers who have been laid off or just can't find work. I don't want to discourage you though, maybe things will pick up by the time you're finished. Yeah, mechanical engineers have had a little trouble with this recession. It's part of the reason I...
by cv4
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-Secondary Education...
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Post-Secondary Education...

As some invoked earlier, a common path for engineer is the engineering degree and a MBA equivalent), where you end up being a project manager or something along those line, which is the money-making route in engineering, and that allow you to combine those two fields. The opposite though would be, ...
by cv4
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163477

Re: Your Schedule

I'm getting concurrent degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Earth Sciences. My schedule this semester is/was: -Calculus for Engineers II -Thermodynamics I -Mineralogy and Crystallography -Plate Tectonics -Paleobiology and Paleoecology -Sedimentalogy and Stratigraphy It hasn't went bad for not takin...
by cv4
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-Secondary Education...
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Post-Secondary Education...

You need to know that generally less involved probably means less legitimate in the real world when employers are looking at the degree. Also, you really can't take engineering courses on the side. You are either in the program or not. Minors are also useless. If you want to do business and engineer...
by cv4
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-Secondary Education...
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Post-Secondary Education...

I am in my 3rd year of engineering at Western and you actually have a ton of opportunities to do both Business and Engineering. Here at Western, if you have decent marks (to get in to the business school), you can do Engineering + HBA from our business school (Ivey School of Business) in 5 years. As...
by cv4
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What To Do With My Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: What To Do With My Life

Thanks for the link. I have been doing some of the stuff you said (minus talking to a prof, haven't done that yet). I wanted to check on here too because the population is pretty intellectually gifted and might have some knowledge in the area.
by cv4
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Fluffing up a paper
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Fluffing up a paper

It depends on the paper and how it is laid out, but I am a big fan of basically rehashing a couple of paragraphs but use completely different structure and wording so it looks like new ideas. It really depends on the teacher though. Some see right through this as it is pretty obvious, while others d...
by cv4
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What To Do With My Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: What To Do With My Life

I get what your saying. I know about the politics of grad work as I have a few friends doing it now, but I could handle that if that is what I decide to do. I am also not 100% sure I will do the PhD. If I find a job I actually enjoy, I would stay with that. I am completely down with the "chip i...
by cv4
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What To Do With My Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: What To Do With My Life

Yeah, it is the eternal money vs. passion problem. I have actually thought about doing the second degree in economics. I really am not sure what I want to do with my life so my thoughts were a science and a business type degree. Leaves me open to PhD in Earth Sci, getting a business job, teaching Hi...
by cv4
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What To Do With My Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

What To Do With My Life

I finished my 2nd year of Mechanical Engineering at University of Western Ontario this spring. I have decided to do a second degree in Earth Sciences as it interests me and I need a break from Engineering. I need the break because as of right now, I have minimal interest in finishing my degree. I ha...

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