For those who are not familiar with the American graduate school PhD curriculum, the PhD Qualifying Exam (also known as “Quals” or “QE”), is the first checkpoint of a typical PhD degree program. The checkpoint is usually implemented at the end of your 1st or 2nd year. The exact timeline varies between programs/universities. Definitely read into a program’s curriculum and how they outline the timeline of a PhD degree when applying or… Read More

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be presenting some research from my lab along with many brilliant people across all disciplines in the College of Engineering (COE) at OSU. The keynote speaker will be Jorge Chan, the genius behind PhD Comics! Super stoked to see his talk. His morning talk will be open to the public so come out if you’re in Corvallis! More information Also, the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea kicks off tomorrow!!… Read More

I think I’m going to start writing blogs about being a grad student at OSU and my adventures/experiences in Oregon. Even though I don’t have any followers on my site, I think this steam of thoughts in the form of blog post will be interesting to look back on when I complete my degree… ahem… I mean IF I complete my degree. This is definitely not going to be kept up with… Read More