A Path Full of Crossroads to a Future with Wonderful Possibilities

A Path Full of Crossroads to a Future with Wonderful Possibilities

Adventures, Life
Featured on the Door of Clubs blog Last week, UF President Kent Fuchs was featured in the student-run university  newspaper, The Alligator, with an insightful opinion column entitled “From President Fuchs: A new path may lead to wonderful possibilities.” President Fuchs didn’t always see himself becoming an engineer, let alone a professor or University administrator. He changed his major to engineering while in school at Duke University, pursued a master’s degree in divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, preached, pursued graduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois, became a professor, department chair, dean, provost at Cornell University, and eventually President at the University of Florida. Looking at his impressive list of titles and accomplishments, it’s easy to think that he must have planned ahead to…
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The Engineering Ambassadors Team Up With Habitat For Humanity

The Engineering Ambassadors Team Up With Habitat For Humanity

Adventures, Engineering, School
Today, I went with a few other members from the UF Engineering Ambassadors student organization to help out the Alachua county chapter of Habitat for Humanity.It was a blast! We helped build wall frames and set the chalk lines for the exterior paneling. Thanks to all involved and enjoy the pictures below! [caption id="attachment_1636" align="alignnone" width="610"] The EA crew before the build[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignnone" width="610"] Measuring...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1637" align="alignnone" width="610"] Cutting....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignnone" width="610"] Assembling...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1641" align="alignnone" width="610"] Resting and eating...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1642" align="alignnone" width="610"] A job well done![/caption]  
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2 Dives and 4 Lobsters Later…

2 Dives and 4 Lobsters Later…

Adventures
I had a great time scuba diving today with my Dad and his friend Brad. We went out of the Boynton Beach Inlet and did a dive off of Delray Beach and one in Boynton. I usually pair off with my Dad and Brad goes solo and we managed to get 4 lobsters, not including the one that got away because we forgot to zip up the catch bag after the first dive. Oops! It was a great day and thanks to Brad for taking us out and showing us a good time!
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My Brief Trip to Texas

My Brief Trip to Texas

Adventures
I was recently called out to Fort Worth for a job interview and had a wonderful time throughout the journey. The trip itself was not terribly strenuous, but 4 flights in 48 hours did begin to take it's toll on me near the end. While I cannot say too much about the interview itself, it went well overall and I even had time to try new things while in Texas. (In-and-out burger has been checked off of my bucket list) Between making friends on planes and exploring the city of Fort Worth itself, my trip was an excellent success and am very humbled to have been selected for the job interview. [caption id="attachment_1462" align="alignleft" width="300"] My trusty rental Nissan Frontier[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1463" align="alignnone" width="300"] One of the very impressive airports…
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It’s Career Showcase Time Once Again

It’s Career Showcase Time Once Again

Adventures, School
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] Career Showcase is the once-a-semester event that affects a great deal of students across the University of Florida. For many, it means suiting up, printing a stack of resumes, and setting off to the O'Connell Center. Over the course of two days (non-technical and technical), thousands of students speak to representatives from hundreds of companies from a wide array of industries. Even so, the circus atmosphere has become almost comfortable for me int the past 2 years. "5th time is the charm" I keep telling myself and I can only wait and see what opportunities arise after my productive day today. To all of the recruiters and representatives that I spoke to today, I thank you for your time and diligence as I understand the endurance of a selections…
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The Wide World of Geocaching

The Wide World of Geocaching

Adventures
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half]Geocaching has become something of a trendy topic as of late. Essentially, geocaching is similar to a scavenger hunt in that an individual follows clues to locate a "treasure" (AKA a cache) of sorts literally anywhere in the world. Caches are created when individuals place a container somewhere and mark its general region with GPS coordinates and leave clues for others to follow. It is common for caches to have a notepad or paper to allow geocachers to leave their name in a pseudo guest book of sorts. Sometimes small trinkets or prizes are left inside for geocachers to utilize per the "if you take something, you must leave something" rule. The only other rule of geocaching is that you can't let others around you know that you are geocaching.…
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