May
14
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
comment What should I do if I hate engineering, but my parents want me to become an engineer?
@HorváthÁrmin, a few more details about me. As an undergrad I did nanotube research in a physics lab. It was awful. A trained chimp could have done my job. I was doing what you seem to think engineers do. I am actually going to be starting a new job where I will still primarily do software engineering but will also do some materials science (that is, engineering). I will regularly need to think about how atoms interact with each other, use state diagrams, and apply theoretical materials science to real world problems. Does the physics job or engineer job sound better to you? ;)
Apr
14
comment What should I do if I hate engineering, but my parents want me to become an engineer?
Good news! In my experience, engineers spend more time breaking things than fixing them ;)
Apr
14
answered What should I do if I hate engineering, but my parents want me to become an engineer?
Apr
10
comment Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)
@user3780968, yes, it was a poor course ;) I think walking over the solution and making it available after wards is a good idea. Best of luck!
Apr
9
comment Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)
@user3780968 please see my other comment about how I was hurt by not having access to the answers that others had access to. I'm concerned that by hiding the answer you are making a bad situation worse; since this extends to the final you run the risk of hurting some students twice.
Apr
6
comment Didn't Pass Final Course for Undergraduate Degree - Already Have Full Time Job
Definitely try to get the degree though! I've seen stunted careers because of similar situations where they never finished up.
Apr
6
comment Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)
Thoroughly agree on leaving the solution visible. It is important that everyone has transparent access to it. I remember a particularly hard class I had where some students used a solution manual (against the rules) and I did not. Ironically, the students breaking rules with the solution manual learned a lot more than I did because I had no way to learn how to do the problems.
Feb
23
comment Can someone explain European graduate programs in STEM fields?
@terdon offers a good place to start. "Taught vs Research Msc" is an entire question in and of itself in my opinion. Somebody else may have already asked it! At this point, I personally don't think you should modify this question anymore. I think the boat to narrow the question has sailed as you've already got some insightful answers, but consider the scope issue for future questions.
Feb
22
comment Can someone explain European graduate programs in STEM fields?
This is incredibly broad. A proper answer might take a book. Consider revising to lower the scope?
2018
Dec
15
comment Is it possible to ask the identity of a particular reviewer to oppose for future submission?
@MBK, can you elaborate on what they meant by "shameful results". Did they not like your findings? Did they not like your conclusions from those findings?
Dec
6
comment What's wrong with my e-mail to potential PhD supervisors?
I recommend not ending you email with "Run Like Hell" ;)
Aug
12
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
27
comment Journal misattributes cover image and only offers correction. Is this normal?
Why didn't you bring it up immediately? Why would you be fired for correcting a mistake? Given the time that passed I can at least sort of understand Willey's position.
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
answered PhD student failing
May
14
awarded  Yearling
Apr
1
comment Predatory publisher
I wouldn't worry about a predatory publisher until you encounter a predatory publisher. Assume good faith!
Mar
6
awarded  Caucus
Mar
1
comment Unintentionally Left Out Authors
From a CV perspective, it will be harder for the omitted authors to prove that they were part of the poster. That said, this is the best you can do. Definitely apologize!