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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:11 AM
The guys at Cedar Point and a few friends I have at Kennywood all say differently. It will give you a better chance to study the coasters and crowd's reaction to elements - things like that but as far as getting into the design/engineering element, I don't think its really all that important - remember that most of the best designers don't even like to ride the things! They're just geniuses with numbers
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 11:22 AM

kip099 said:
"Exactly - college has all those half naked girls and parties... oh, wait - that's those Girls Gone Wild tapes "

Well kip after volunteering at the school where my friend teaches, I think that is the one part of college *is* like high school. If you look at how these girls dress (rap video harlot comes to mind) you'd know exactly what I mean.
lata,
jeremy
--who saw things much worse than "girls gone wild" when he was a l'universite
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 3:15 PM
I wasnt good at math until this year, when i got a good teacher and really applied myself to his teaching. Ive always wanted to be a roller coaster designer, since I can remember, and everybody tells me i would be good at it because i am about the biggest perfectionist youll ever meet.

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It was only a fantasy, the wall was too high, as you can see, no matter how he tried he could not break free, and the worms ate into his brain.- Pink Floyd "Hey You"

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 3:44 PM

2Hostyl said:
jeremy
--who saw things much worse than "girls gone wild" when he was a l'universite"

Really? I thought engineering students spent all their time in the labs. ;)

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--Who's seen a capacitor explode and a resistor melt, but nothing quite as exciting as Girls Gone Wild. ;)

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:53 PM
Your almost right. Good engineering students spent their times in labs. I was NOT a good engineering student. (Perhaps that's why it took me six years to graduate...)

But some of the most outlandish stuff happened at an engineering society national conventions...
lata,
jeremy
--This one time...at Nationals this girl stuck a T-Square....

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:17 AM

Messiah of the DMV said:

DREXEL BABY!!!!!!

mech engineering all the way!!!!

mike

-will be attending drexel university for mecheng this fall on almot a full ride (cause im so damned smart and charming )

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hey hey! welcome aboard. im a junior at drexel. not an engineering major, architecture and interior design major here. ill tell u why i passed on an engineering major at drexel. i intended on majoring in mechanical engineering also. and let me just say that if u wanna be an engineer, drexel is ur school. i have tons of engineer major friends. work is extremely tough and competitive. i hear the bickering alot, my old roomate was a civil engineer and he was doin work 24 hours a day seven days a week. but anyway, i was gonna major in engineering just for the sole purpose of fulfilling my dream of becoming a roller coaster designer just like urself. i was advised against this because truth is, the market for coaster designers is very very small. ur chances of actually landing ur dream job w arrow is comparible to making it in the nba, with slightly lower chances. so if u dont get that dream job w arrow, u have a job in engineering doing something other than designing thrill rides. see, i was intersted in engineering just for designing rollercoasters, thats it. maybe ur case is diferent. maybe u like all aspects of the trade. good for u then, keep doing what ur doin. however, if ur pursuing engineering just for roller coasters, its not such a smart idea. its just one of those things that if it falls on ur lap u take it. i do however, know a freshman girl last year who lived in new towers hall who was an engineering major and she wanted to design roller coasters. so there are others that share ur dream, but it may just be 1 or 2 in a class of thousands. just be realistic with ur choice. when i was, my dream job designing world class roller coasters w arrow faded. ur entire heart needs to be into the trade of engineering, if thats ur case keep doing what your doing. i emailed companies such as arrow and custom coasters and asked advice. maybe that would help ya. and also, u should see how many of them always had a dream of designing coasters. i bet not many will say that it was their life-long dream.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:21 AM

2Hostyl said:

But some of the most outlandish stuff happened at an engineering society national conventions...
lata,
jeremy
--This one time...at Nationals this girl stuck a T-Square....


OH YEAH, them southern gurls at the NSBE conventions were off the chain. I remember at the parties frats were strolling naked......I on the other hand was busy getting my resume ready for the career fair (rooooiiight)

*** This post was edited by Antuan on 6/20/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:11 AM

I'm a Ramblin Wreck from GEORGIA TECH
and a helluva engineer!

GT has one of the best all-around engineering programs in the country. Mechaincal, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, Computer, etc.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:15 AM
Mmmmmmmm Co-Ed Dorms..... :)
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:28 PM

dorneydante thanks for your good info. I'm still not givin up, I really believe I have a chance. Can you think of any other things that might give me and edge over the rest of that "class of thousands"?

Thanks so much!

Coasterzach

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