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A note on number of PhD graduates

Getting a PhD is not just getting a degree. Some of the students that choose this path in their lives are who just simply enjoy learning. Notwithstanding all the data that was presented in the piece called “PhD factory” in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Subtle choice of words in Mission statements

By the time I graduated from Shiraz University, Iran with my undergraduate degree, I was admitted into two US universities: University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. I picked university of Kentucky and graduated with my Master of Science in 2010. University … Continue reading Continue reading

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Subtle choice of words in Mission statements

By the time I graduated from Shiraz University, Iran with my undergraduate degree, I was admitted into two US universities: University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. I picked university of Kentucky and graduated with my Master of Science in 2010. University … Continue reading Continue reading

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Life as a graduate student

OMG! Life as a graduate student is sometimes unbearable. We are all graduate students and you all know what I am talking about. Sometimes it is fun that there is no time obligation; you can stay up all night working … Continue reading Continue reading

Interdisciplinary research

Disciplines are more than just knowledge about a certain science, a few courses that teachers teach and students learn. Each field teaches students a certain method of thinking. After graduating from college an engineer does not see the world around the same way that an artist does. An engineer sees the … Continue reading Continue reading

Come up with better examples!

I think that being creative in class is the most important thing for a teacher. Students are sick of the same old same old lectures that just narrate the textbook and have no real life example what so ever. When I, a … Continue reading Continue reading

One medicine is not gonna work for all illnesses and all people

When you are sick, the first thing to do is seeing a doctor. Doctor asks you a bunch of questions, studies your symptoms, and, eventually, prescribes you some medicine that will help your body to defend itself better and faster. … Continue reading Continue reading

Really live in a forest when you have to

I have never heard of the PBL and case study as a method to teaching before, but now that I have thought more about it, it sounds so tempting. The first time that I read about these methods, bunch of … Continue reading Continue reading

Opportunities that we have lost so far!

OMG! I cannot get over the fact that I may have lost so many opportunities in my life so far.  I was reading the “Whistling Vivaldi” and thinking how many times this “cloud in the air” has covered the sun … Continue reading Continue reading