Sunday, August 11, 2013

Master's Thesis!

My Master's Thesis:

Aha!! Completion!

Honestly, for a second there I didn't think that this was going to get done. Started sweating bullets for that last week or so of the writing. however, there was a strange sense of calm and determination that overcame me during this stressful time.

I believe the biggest credit should go to my wife. Without her patience and support it couldn't have happened. Seriously, I was a bit of a jerk (by bit, I mean a lot.) and despite a few little spats here and there, we managed to keep cool heads. She kept me on task, no matter the cost.

Furthermore, my parents. Through there support I was able to gain my second wind and keep fighting. 

But seriously, this entire endeavor would not have been possible without the support of my advisers, friends, lab mates, close family, distant family, and absolute strangers. The absolute strangers are the clerks at the coffee shop that give you a high five. It's amazing what small gestures can do for a person's day.

Now we travel beyond and head to the state of New York. Here I will be studying for my Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. I was fortunate to receive a nice offer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Thank you everyone, It's truly been an amazing experience. 


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  1. We are all proud of you, Jake. Even the strangers!!!

  2. Célestin NkundinezaAugust 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Congrats Jacob! Great work!

  3. Thanks Celestica! Off to a Ph.D. now, hehe.

  4. Hehe, thank you very much!