Just got back from the GCCIS honors trip to Pittsburgh. We went to visit Carnegie Mellon University
and we saw their robotics institute
, their software engineering institute
, their supercomputing center
, and some of their campus. We also went to a Pittsburgh Pirates game vs. the Cincinnati Reds, and toured a good portion of the city by foot. The photos are posted here:
It was a pretty interesting trip, Steve took the wrong bus, got lost and ended up across the river at a nursing home, Devin somehow got lost for 20 minutes after the baseball game, the bus made on average two illegal u-turns per hour and the bus driver had an incredible knack for taking us the wrong way, and I got some incriminating photos of Professor Bogaard in some amazing hats (see pics). We played a lot of darts and pool as well as air hockey, in which I went undefeated.
One of the best (things we went to was the Church Brew Works
, which is a 100+ year old church that was sold and is now a restaurant. As you can see in their pictures, they now make beer on the alter. It's pretty amazing, some might say it's borderline sacrilegious, but I think it's a much better use for a church than what most of them are used for on Sundays.
Carnegie seems like a good place to go for a graduate or doctorate program though, it's a big research university and they get a lot of funding for that. I would consider it for grad school. But lets see what kind of jobs I can get after I complete this degree first.
Well I should work on all that schoolwork I didn't do all weekend! I'll write again soon about my coop plans for summer/fall.