It’s the first day of classes here at OSU, and it seems to be the same for many others across the US. Which is odd because OSU had until this year been on a different academic calendar than the rest of the world. We had a system of quarters instead of semesters, but that has changed this year. It’s been hectic preparing for this new system, and I had been working over the summer to prepare a new physics curriculum for one of the undergraduate classes. But we hope to see if it pays off. We have our testing tools ready to go, and we’ll see if our PER methods will help.
But for now, to arms!
And I better work well, since it looks like the university system in general is failing PhDs and students with massive budget cuts: