davenport university Archive

  • I am probably not going to hear back until late January, after the selection committee selects the 18 officers for this year's BOTC class. The selection process is highly competitive.

    The NOAA Corps Wait

    I am probably not going to hear back until late January, after the selection committee selects the 18 officers for this year's BOTC class. The selection process is highly competitive.

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  • So, what was the first thing I did?  Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

    My dreams unveiled: Robotics, FBI and NOAA Corps

    So, what was the first thing I did? Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

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  • Yay, I'm still alive!  Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

    I’m alive! (Plus, Purdue and Calvin are sounding good)

    Yay, I'm still alive! Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

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  • The river never stood still.  That is when I saw it.  I noticed that the concave sky, which was always so distant and so far above, was hereby being pulled into the Grand River and dragged to the same altitude as my mortal life.

    Personal statement of career goals and experience

    The river never stood still. That is when I saw it. I noticed that the concave sky, which was always so distant and so far above, was hereby being pulled into the Grand River and dragged to the same altitude as my mortal life.

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  • What I just found out, what has just made me scream "wahoo!" at 2:30 in the morning without regards for my neighbors, is that there is a simple way to make my robots talk to each other. There is a way to create a mesh network with low power consumption and tight security. I just found out about the IEEE 802.15.4 specification for low-rate personal area networks.

    So freaking sweet! I got the network!

    What I just found out, what has just made me scream "wahoo!" at 2:30 in the morning without regards for my neighbors, is that there is a simple way to make my robots talk to each other. There is a way to create a mesh network with low power consumption and tight security. I just found out about the IEEE 802.15.4 specification for low-rate personal area networks.

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  • Thank you, those of you who voted on a type of robot! It looks like underwater, cybernetic/bionic and space robots were all tied with the highest number of votes

    Robot survey results

    Thank you, those of you who voted on a type of robot! It looks like underwater, cybernetic/bionic and space robots were all tied with the highest number of votes

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  • Of course, no one defined "network" in the requirements for capstone projects. That means I can expand "network" into any type of network -- not just computer networks. I could make this project legendary! Thus, I decided to build a secure network.

    Capstone project defined: Secure robot communication network

    Of course, no one defined "network" in the requirements for capstone projects. That means I can expand "network" into any type of network -- not just computer networks. I could make this project legendary! Thus, I decided to build a secure network.

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  • During my short time at Davenport University, I have only found a handful of challenging courses. Most of the time, I just sit in class wondering when the instructor will get to the nifty details. I sit there waiting, and waiting, and waiting.... And as you can guess, I'm still waiting.

    Where is the meat?

    During my short time at Davenport University, I have only found a handful of challenging courses. Most of the time, I just sit in class wondering when the instructor will get to the nifty details. I sit there waiting, and waiting, and waiting.... And as you can guess, I'm still waiting.

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  • Today, I took the CLEP Spanish exam. I scored a perfect 80!!! That means I will be getting 12 credits for the price of one...

    Perfect 80!!!

    Today, I took the CLEP Spanish exam. I scored a perfect 80!!! That means I will be getting 12 credits for the price of one...

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