The few friends that I do have (I'm not that busy, just a loner) are pretty much all in my major.
Anyway, in school I've been doing research for about a year or so now. Different professor last year, but several hours a week (errr... does 2 count as several?) spent on a project outside of my classes for my professor. Last year I was working on a muon detector for my professor, over the summer I worked a bit on some particle detector for a different professor (this particle detector was to be used for sniffing out bombs and stuff, not for physics experiments) and now working for the same professor on a dark matter project.
Otherwise none of my hobbies involve school. I play guitar/bass guitar, lots of video games, have been trying to get into Parkour for a while, but keep getting sick or something, and I'd still be doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu if not for the lack of a steady schedule and $$$.
I'm a mech engineering student at the University of Toronto, and have recently become very involved in our Formula SAE team. Basically, we are an engineering design team that designs, builds and races our own open-wheeled, open cockpit race car. (Think of a mini-formula 1 car, or a go-kart on steroids. I'm not joking, our car does 0-100kph in about 2.9 seconds and tops out at around 180kph!)
Many universities around the world have similar teams, and there are a number of events each year, one hosted by us here in Toronto, one hosted by SAE (society of automotive engineers) in Detroit (which is coming up in May!) and one that this year takes place in Germany. It's an incredible club that allows us to apply what we learn in the classroom to actual engineering design problems.
Hobbies: i went bicycling, canoing, camping, skiing, & hiking with friends
from school and also roommates. I also played in the band (concert, jazz, marching)
throughout undergrad, as well as in community bands during summer.
I played my guitar and took additional lessons in the summer (in grad school).
I took my guitar and went down to school coffee house and starting playing and singing.
Trying to encourage other closet musicians to bring down their instruments & jam.
Many jams were an impromptu meeting of other like minded people in the dorms or student apts.
Also joined the radio club, took their class (on Sat mornings) and earned an FCC license. Met lots of cool people in the radio club who inspired me to learn about electronics (EE).
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