Things I Saw in Stony Brook, Part 5

A big grad-student milestone for me today:

That’s right proctoring my first exam.

I dunno why, but it felt like a big deal. I suppose it’s because I’ve played the role of a TA before while I was an undergraduate, at least in terms of holding office hours and helping students with homework. I’ve even gotten a chance to give a few mini-lectures. But I’ve never been one of the mysterious, shadowy grad students who float around the room looking for cheat-sheets and answering questions about whether there’s a typo in problem 5.

Which reminds me, I really DID discover a typo in problem 5, and should probably go write a little note to the professor about that!


About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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