>Off the Beaten Path>Engineering Professor Quotes
Here are a few I heard recently:
One said, "I am not a bastard, but I have a good track record for giving out F's."
Another, "In Russia, this is what they do IN THE HIGH SCHOOL!"
Same guy, after throwing a grad student out of class for not doing his homework, calls out at him: "Why do you think you are like a kindergarden?"
"If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus
Photonics professor - "Anything will lase if you pump it hard enough." And yeah, we were laughing.
Live the Adventure. Enjoy the Journey. Be Kind. Have Faith!
My favorite from an engineering professor I once had:
- "Very quick, very simple, and very, very wrong."
- sub-26 5K : sub-56 10K
- Tell all of my excuses to shut up and lace up...
- You're a teacher. Teach!
- You're a student. Learn!
"Not to touch the Earth, not to see the Sun, nothing left to do but run, run, run..."
Now, it would be nice if these ugly terms would drop out when we do the substitution. But as a 20th century English philosopher once said, "You can't always get what you want."
"Why you use 5th order curve fit? 5th order curve fit could fit elephant!"
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
"Your solutions and Bill T's are so nearly identical, mistakes and all, as to be unfunny."
"You know very well this is not zero. We spent half a lecture on this solution."
This one wasn't technically from an engineering professor, but I figure quantum mechanics 2 is close enough:
"No amount of hard work can make up for a lack of knowledge, but neither can any amount of knowledge make up for a lack of hard work."
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