Aug '08 - Jul '09
So, I'm going to blog a few "epilogues"....this is because, technically, I'm not a student anymore since I graduated a few weeks ago, but I feel compelled to keep writing to you until I know what I'm doing with my life. And I still don't. Thus, the epilogues.
Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in the final reviews of the 3rd year students at Cal Poly Pomona. One of their instructors is Archinect Senior Editor Orhan Ayyüce, who asked me to join the juries (which included Cris Anaya, former school blogger, and Archinect's "Voice" Marlin Watson), and I happily agreed. I've only done juries a few times but I really enjoy the opportunity to interact with younger students and get them thinking about issues that may have never crossed their mind during the course of their project. I am adamant in thinking that a final review should be a learning experience - just like a good final exam is one that you can learn from - so I tend to be gentle to the students, as I don't think learning experiences need to be traumatic to be impactful.
In any case, the students were great and very gracious, and it was a long and tiring but rewarding day. Something that struck me was how far along these 3rd years were compared to where I was in my 3rd year. They all had 3D models plus physical models, and in most cases, they had clean and clear presentations. Holy crap, I just remembered I was a 3rd year 10 years ago! Time flies when you're having fun, I guess :-|