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Girls in engineering...

by viet_jon
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Poop-Loops
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Apr26-08, 08:47 PM
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I've never actually had to do something during one of my physics lectures. It's just listening to the prof talk for an hour and then like you said it's up to me.

Which is why a guy/girl ratio won't matter. You won't have time to talk to them during class, and there's plenty of girls you can find outside of class.
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Apr26-08, 09:02 PM
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Quote Quote by viet_jon View Post
*got my fingers crossed


I'm not familiar with the how classes work in Uni. So are you saying, if girls in other degree programs require a calculus class, they could take it with EE majors?
Students in engineering, science, math, economics, and any other major that is very quantitative will require the same math classes, but you will mostly have guys in your EE classes.

You don't interact with your fellow classmates much during lectures. The professor does most of the speaking. Students take notes and occasionally ask a few questions. You get to interact with your classmates mostly outside of class and you probably see them a lot if you have group projects.
undrcvrbro
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Apr26-08, 09:19 PM
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Who goes to school looking for Women?



Jordan Joab.
Sorry in advance for how off topic this is, but because of the way you put your name after the question made it seem like you answered your own question.

Kind of like:
"Who goes to school looking for women?

Jordan Joab goes to school looking for women...giggity giggity."
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Apr26-08, 09:30 PM
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Quote Quote by undrcvrbro View Post
Sorry in advance for how off topic this is, but because of the way you put your name after the question made it seem like you answered your own question.

Kind of like:
"Who goes to school looking for women?

Jordan Joab goes to school looking for women...giggity giggity."


I hadn't noticed that!
rootX
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Apr26-08, 09:41 PM
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Quote Quote by viet_jon View Post
I'm a guy....... and I like to be around girls.


Could you give me a typical overview of what Uni classes are like? They're nothing like high school right, where you come in, get a 10 minute lesson then get assigned questions one to fifteen?


I'm under the impression that you come to class only to get taught. One hour or so of lecturing, then it's up to you if you do your coursework on your own time or not. I'm hoping it's like this.


I have alot of questions. I should have titled this thread accordingly.
No assigned work in lectures
Professor talk, and students can ask questions (if you ask too many; prof wudn't be able to finish material - everything is scheduled; he must and must finish the material) So, some/more profs don't like students who ask questions

You have tutorials (in addition of lectures) where you can bug your ta as much as you like... unfortunately, most tas are either
1) international kids
2) kids with no social skills - they can't explain you much
3) or, they don't know much about your course because they took this two-three years ago, and now have no clue about anything

So, basically most times you are on your own - and, you are loaded with way too much material -, and you start hating your life (many people whom I know either hate their lives or hate engineering and want to switch it) because everything sucks!

this wouldn't happen in first semester, hopefully
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Apr26-08, 09:51 PM
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Quote Quote by rootX View Post
No assigned work in lectures
Professor talk, and students can ask questions (if you ask too many; prof wudn't be able to finish material - everything is scheduled; he must and must finish the material) So, some/more profs don't like students who ask questions

You have tutorials (in addition of lectures) where you can bug your ta as much as you like... unfortunately, most tas are either
1) international kids
2) kids with no social skills - they can't explain you much
3) or, they don't know much about your course because they took this two-three years ago, and now have no clue about anything

So, basically most times you are on your own - and, you are loaded with way too much material -, and you start hating your life (many people whom I know either hate their lives or hate engineering and want to switch it) because everything sucks!

this wouldn't happen in first semester, hopefully


I was told that half the engineering students at a local Uni drop out after first year. That's a pretty big number. I'm not discouraged though....I see myself in the upper half for sure.

I'm starting first year at 25, partying days is behind me, so I'll have plenty of time for my studies. Now all I gotta do is stay away from the girls, or I might be in trouble.


I can't wait to get in school. Learn about my passions, math and sciences, and have the opportunity to meet many many people. U of T has 60 thousand undergrads. So say 30 thousand female's?..... life is gonna be good.
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Apr26-08, 10:27 PM
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Ok the truth is, it's nothing like high school. It is way better. At my college I am the only girl in my Physics and CAD classes, but the way I look at it, I have a slight advantage over some of the guys :) Any time I am having any kind of trouble i can have, oh say 3 guys come over to try to help and even explain it. I was scared at first to know that I would be the only girl in my class, but I have come to realize I love it, everyone is so nice. Though I do have to try harder to prove myself worthy. I have seen over half my original class drop out, mainly it was the Physics and Math courses that pushed some over the edge. The Math wasn't too hard, I actually enjoyed it, and now the Physics on the other hand, not so much fun, lol. I am willig to answer any other questions you might have concerning this subject, I am just on the opposite side that you are :)
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Apr26-08, 10:40 PM
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Is it a cultural thing or is it true that girls don't like science/engineering as much as boys do?

Our department asks such a question everytime when female enrolment into our 4th year physics course goes below the faculty's expectation...
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Apr26-08, 10:49 PM
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Well, some girls don't like engineering as much as some guys, but I absolutely love it. Girls, I think have to want it more, because guys seem to under estimate us girls. We can sometimes be treated as the underdog at times, it sucks, because of the fact some teachers think us girls are only there to find a man. That is not the case, but if one does come around while we are there in class, then it's all good too, just can't let your feelings get in the way of the studies :)
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Apr27-08, 02:01 AM
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Quote Quote by mcknia07 View Post
We can sometimes be treated as the underdog at times, it sucks, because of the fact some teachers think us girls are only there to find a man.
perhaps, then, it is a cultural thing rather than something to do with genetics/evolution....
we can change the culture though... but probably not the genes...
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Apr27-08, 09:19 AM
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Einstein and the Final Frontier.
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Apr27-08, 02:31 PM
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perhaps, then, it is a cultural thing rather than something to do with genetics/evolution....
we can change the culture though... but probably not the genes...
Yeah, I think you are right on that :) The cultural things will always be changing, but the genes, on the other hand, nope, lol.
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Apr27-08, 07:58 PM
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And when you're around engineers, most of the time the jeans aren't getting changed either.

Ooh. Burn.
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Apr27-08, 08:01 PM
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Huh, why would you say that? Are you saying engineers are dirty or something, lol?
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Apr28-08, 12:36 PM
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none of the girls in my physics classes even look human and a usual compliment at the engineering school is "oh she's pretty enough to pass for normal on main campus".
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none of the girls in my physics classes even look human and a usual compliment at the engineering school is "oh she's pretty enough to pass for normal on main campus".
The last time I checked, many of the male physics/engineering students aren't exactly prince charming either
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Apr28-08, 08:06 PM
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Quote Quote by undrcvrbro View Post
The last time I checked, many of the male physics/engineering students aren't exactly prince charming either
I'd have to say, I'm pretty sure you are so totally right on this one.
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Quote Quote by ice109 View Post
none of the girls in my physics classes even look human and a usual compliment at the engineering school is "oh she's pretty enough to pass for normal on main campus".
Quote Quote by undrcvrbro View Post
The last time I checked, many of the male physics/engineering students aren't exactly prince charming either

You guys are terrible!


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