Top 10 reasons I'm an engineer at Tulane...

Bignate603

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I got bored, so I made a top 10 list of why I'm at Tulane studying mechanical engineering...



Top 10 Reasons I'm an Engineer at Tulane:

10. I always wanted to drive trains

9. Talking completely in acronyms is fun (He was an EE thinking about switching to BME but came to the ASME meeting and told us how his CPSC TA that didn't know BS about C)

8. I wanted to see if it was possible to get a negative GPA

7. I can always transfer to the business school.

6. I've never been able to celebrate because I've gotten 60% before.

5. The fact that I don't have to ever take an english and my communications skills will digress into pointing and grunting.

4. The revelation that no matter how much schooling you go through, everything CAN be fixed with duct tape.

3. I never have to ponder what class to take, they mail me my schedule and tell me to pick times.

2. I can justify carrying around tools during our late night escapades, claiming they are for a project.

1. I thought they said "girls here" not "engineer"
 

Anubis

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personally i like these for explaining us physics majors

YOU MIGHT BE A PHYSICS MAJOR...

if you have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.

if you enjoy pain.

if you know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.

if you chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force."

if you've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.

if when you look in a mirror, you see a physics major.

if it is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.

if you frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver."

if you always do homework on Friday nights.

if you know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.

if you think in "math."

if you've calculated that the World Series actually diverges.

if you hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.

if you have a pet named after a scientist.

if you laugh at jokes about mathematicians.

if the Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.

if you can translate English into Binary.

if you can't remember what's behind the door in the science building which says "Exit."

if you have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.

If you are completely addicted to caffeine.

if you avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.

if you consider ANY non-science course "easy."

if when your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.

if the "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.

if you'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.

if you understood more than five of these indicators.

if you make a hard copy of this list, and post it on your door.

 

SWScorch

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Originally posted by: TheEvil1
personally i like these for explaining us physics majors

YOU MIGHT BE A PHYSICS MAJOR....

Gah! I fit at least six of those...! I'm a CS major though....
 

SWScorch

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CS = Comp Science

Real Engineers....

# Real Engineers consider themselves well dressed if their socks match. <- ME
# Real Engineers buy their spouses a set of matched screwdrivers for their birthday. <- ME
# Real Engineers wear mustaches or beards for "efficiency". Not because they're lazy. <- ME
# Real engineers have a non-technical vocabulary of 800 words.
# Real Engineers think a "biting wit" is their fox terrier.
# Real Engineers know the second law of thermodynamics - but not their own shirt size. <- ME
# Real Engineers repair their own cameras, telephones, televisions, atches, and automatic transmissions. <- ME
# Real Engineers say "It's 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 25 degrees Celsius, and 298 degrees Kelvin" and all you say is "Isn't it a nice day"
# Real Engineers give you the feeling you're having a conversation with a dial tone or busy signal. <- ME
# Real Engineers wear badges so they don't forget who they are. Sometimes a note is attached saying "Don't offer me a ride today. I drove my own car". <- ME
# Real Engineers' politics run towards acquiring a parking space with their name on it and an office with a window.
# Real Engineers know the "ABC's of Infrared" from A to B.
# Real Engineers rotate their tires for laughs.
# Real Engineers will make four sets of drawings (with seven revisions) before making a bird bath.
# Real Engineers' briefcases contain a Phillips screwdriver, a copy of "Quantum Physics", and a half of a peanut butter sandwich. <- ME
# Real Engineers know that Halloween is really the same as Christmas, because OCT 31 = DEC 25. (If you _don't_ get it, then you're not a Real Engineer.) <- ME
# Real Engineers don't find the above at all funny.
 

Yossarian

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Originally posted by: SWScorch
# Real Engineers know that Halloween is really the same as Christmas, because OCT 31 = DEC 25. (If you _don't_ get it, then you're not a Real Engineer.)

I had to think about it, but I got it! It's still dumb tho :)

 

Bignate603

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Originally posted by: PipBoy
Originally posted by: SWScorch
# Real Engineers know that Halloween is really the same as Christmas, because OCT 31 = DEC 25. (If you _don't_ get it, then you're not a Real Engineer.)

I had to think about it, but I got it! It's still dumb tho :)

Is oct and dec abbreviations for an 8 based number system and a 10 based number system?
 

Zebo

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:D5. The fact that I don't have to ever take an english and my communications skills will digress into pointing and grunting.

 

Supermercado

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Originally posted by: Bignate603
Originally posted by: PipBoy
Originally posted by: SWScorch
# Real Engineers know that Halloween is really the same as Christmas, because OCT 31 = DEC 25. (If you _don't_ get it, then you're not a Real Engineer.)

I had to think about it, but I got it! It's still dumb tho :)

Is oct and dec abbreviations for an 8 based number system and a 10 based number system?
Octal and decimal.

 

rgwalt

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6. I've never been able to celebrate because I've gotten 60% before.

In grad school, a 60% is considered "A" material... I've received some of the lowest grades of my life in grad school. I fail tests like its my fvcking job.

Ryan
 

Bignate603

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Originally posted by: Carbonyl
:D5. The fact that I don't have to ever take an english and my communications skills will digress into pointing and grunting.

My roommate told me he woke me up once to answer a question and I proceded to hold a whole conversation by pointing, grunting and geusturing (sp?)
 

Zim Hosein

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4. The revelation that no matter how much schooling you go through, everything CAN be fixed with duct tape.

Oh so true :D
 

Chaotic42

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Originally posted by: TheEvil1
personally i like these for explaining us physics majors

YOU MIGHT BE A PHYSICS MAJOR...

if when your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.

lmao, I lauged at that for a good minute and a half. Heh, my goal is to be a physics major, so I guess I qualify.

if you understood more than five of these indicators.



Heh, yeah.
 

tigerbait

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Tuck Fulane :p

Q: Why do Cajuns make good Electrical Engineers?
A: They already know how to say IEEE (Aieeeee!)
 

Bignate603

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Originally posted by: tigerbait
Tuck Fulane :p

Q: Why do Cajuns make good Electrical Engineers?
A: They already know how to say IEEE (Aieeeee!)

Making fun of Tulane and a name like tigerbait? You're one of those LSU people, aren't you?
 

QueHuong

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For my biomedical engineering major at UCincinnati, some of our top 10 reasons are, since I forgot most of them (most of these are inside jokes):

- We may only eat once per quarter, but damn do we eat good (Every quarter, the Biomedical engineering club pays for dinner for its members to eat at Pomodori's Pizzeria...this was suggested by the waiter)

- You feel justified in taking the Engineering Research Center elevator (the ERC is an engineering building...a lot of non-engineering students take the elevators just to get to the other side)

- One word: GROOD (he's the BME advisor/professor)

- Best guy/girl ratio of all engineering (50/50)

- "Biomedical Engineering Mechanics" sounds smarter than "Electrical Engineering"
 

Gibson486

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The way I see it is that engineering students have 3 out of the four attritibutes of being homeless. Every day, we are cold (Do HW at 3 in teh mroning, you suddenly feel cold), tired (HW @ 3 AM, need I say more?), and hungry (you're lucky if you have time to eat a really nice meal).

Oh yeah, you know if you are a physics major if your look like a person from the sixties.