Second quarter at Stanford ends..
|Last slide of my prequal presentation.|
1. Its done. Another quarter at stanford wrapped up and shipped off into memory. If I thought the first one was hectic, fun and memorable, the second one just whupped first quarters butt.
2. I also passed my Preliminary Qualifiers Examination (prequal). One more step closer to Dr. Saad. Btw, thats my last slide of the presentation. Yep, I managed to squeeze in Ali even here. When I said thanks and showed this slide, ESGS chuckled and GF smiled. Even I smiled a bit. Whew! That eased off some of the tension in the room.
The prequals was on thursday, and so effectively, I spent my entire spring break working in the library. One good thing was that I read a bunch of research papers and now have a fair idea of what a constitutes a good paper. The bad thing was that I didn’t get much to relax as Spring quarter begins on Monday. I had technically just one day of spring break – Friday – which I put to good use. I headed off to Berkeley and had a wonderful time there, thanks to B, K and L. They even took me out to watch an intense tennis match between Cals Pedro Zerbini and USC’s Steve Johnson. Man, that was the best one-day spring break ever.
3. I’m continuing the tradition of summarizing my quarter reports.
Moral of the story for this quarter (I forgot to add baking cupcakes to that list) –