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Well, it's official. I will have absolutely no life for the next two years.

Acceptance Letter - online version.png
 

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Actually, the way I read that, it looks like you will be preparing for a new life.

Congrats from me, too.

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That's great news, congrats!!! Welcome to the aerospace arena.
 

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Congrats' CLJ that's a big deal! Wonderful news.
keep up the Great work:)
 

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Congrats Chris! Man time flies by quick! I remember when you were just getting ready to go to CU!

There aren't a ton of engineering jobs out there, but for the sharp ones like you, you should make out just fine!:w:

-Ken
 

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Congrats Chris! Man time flies by quick! I remember when you were just getting ready to go to CU!
I was thinking the exact same thing.

Congratulations on your acceptance--that's excellent news! :D
 

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Most excellant for you and CU! Does that mean you won't be wanting your L3 order? I'm pretty sure that's not the case but just asking....:D
 

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I'm pretty sure I still want the L3 order :)

(I'm still waiting for some parts from Wildman though)
 

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Congratulations CJ :) I am sure you will excel and that great work ethic of yours will see you through a demanding program.
Well done you:)
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Congratulations Chris! College, grad school, great job, fancy house & car, level 3 certification; all goals to meet and hoops to jump through in the real world. But in the end it is only how much time you have spent in Flistopia that matters.
 

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Congratulations! Maybe the engineering department has a wind tunnel you can "borrow" to test some of your rockets! Good luck!
 

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Good work! One of my co-workers got her PhD in that program. They seem to be a good school.
 

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Congratulations! Maybe the engineering department has a wind tunnel you can "borrow" to test some of your rockets! Good luck!
We have a wind tunnel, but unfortunately, it's fairly small and I can't borrow it for non school related stuff. Same goes for the laser cutter and CNC (unfortunately).
 

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We have a wind tunnel, but unfortunately, it's fairly small and I can't borrow it for non school related stuff. Same goes for the laser cutter and CNC (unfortunately).
I looked in my crystal ball and see many "school related projects" in your near future. :dark: Seriously, once you get settled in I'll bet you can find a professor that is willing to sponsor projects like CANSAT launches.
 

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...I'll bet you can find a professor that is willing to sponsor projects like CANSAT launches.
CANSAT, USLI, and a bunch more!

Congrats cjl! But, what makes you think it's only going to be TWO years? :roll:
 

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CANSAT, USLI, and a bunch more!

Congrats cjl! But, what makes you think it's only going to be TWO years? :roll:

Because after two more years, I graduate?


As for school related projects, I'm already on a team working on a sounding rocket payload for launch this June. It should get to ~120km or so.
 

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Because after two more years, I graduate?
Well, hope you're able to keep it to that schedule. Nowadays, it seems many degree plans get way-laid by course changes due to budget cuts, program / staff changes, etc.
 

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Well, hope you're able to keep it to that schedule. Nowadays, it seems many degree plans get way-laid by course changes due to budget cuts, program / staff changes, etc.
I'd be pretty surprised if a program at a major university that has been in existence for a long time just got way-laid, especially in an enrollment-limited program. Besides, it isn't that far off of the standard 2 years for an MS, the only difference is that the first year of the MS overlaps with the senior year of the BS (the MS courses count as senior elective credit).
 

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My four year engineering degree took six years.

My three year seminary degree took five.

I'm afraid to even start thinking about a doctorate. I might graduate before I retire.

It's never the program that changes, its just "life" that happens to a lot of students.
 

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Besides, it isn't that far off of the standard 2 years for an MS, the only difference is that the first year of the MS overlaps with the senior year of the BS (the MS courses count as senior elective credit).
I almost did a program like this at USC - got accepted, planned out my schedule, made financial arrangements - but I decided to leave and go to Purdue because here I had the option to spend some extra time doing research and writing a thesis. The 4+1 program at 'SC wouldn't have let me do that, and I'm really excited to have the opportunity to do so. Sounds like the program at your school lets you - that's pretty sweet!

(though research is also why a lot of people here don't graduate on time... they get distracted by shiny things at the lab and end up taking 2.5 or 3 years to get a MS. not that it's a bad thing.)

Welcome to the zombieland that is graduate life :D Suddenly, PHD comics won't be as funny... it hits too close to home sometimes...
 

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I won't be doing a thesis - here there's an option to do a year-long graduate project instead (with 2-3 other students). There are options such as designing and building jet or rocket engines, UAVs, or other similar things. That sounds more interesting to me than a thesis :)
 
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