Wednesday, July 24, 2013

University of Rochester

My parents' alma mater! Really cool as well. We can see the University from our hotel right across the Genesee river.

A lot of things have changed since my parents graduated, but I had a lot of fun walking to my dad's dorm, seeing where my mom and dad met, and visiting where my dad used to do research. We went to get a copy of the alumni book at the world-famous Optics institute and the receptionist just scheduled a meeting with me and a professor and the undergraduate coordinator when she heard I was a rising senior. XD It turns out that the Optics department is very in demand but they can't graduate enough students to keep up with it(there are only 90 undergrads in the department with only 10 or so last graduating class). So they really try to recruit more students.

Optics is a specialized branch of engineering dealing with a broad range of things from light to lenses to lasers. Most colleges don't have an optics major, so I'll definitely consider it if I end up at Rochester.

We also met with the MechE undergrad coordinator who gave us a huuge packet with all kinds of stuff about the MechE curriculum! She and the students I met were really nice.

Our hotel gives us free breakfast and free dinner on tuesdays, wednesdays, and thursdays so we're eating wayy too much XD. we eat second breakfast just like the hobbits!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that sounds like a really cool career to get into!


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