Homecoming: the longest, craziest, loudest, Scotty-est week UCR can possibly put together. An incredible amount of respect goes out to ASPB for planning what has to be the most tumultuous 5 days of the year.
ASPB: they rock.
So let’s recap:
Our men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the hands of visiting CSUF. The stands overflowed with students hoping for a chance to get on TV and cheer on our team (free pizza sweetened the deal as well).
The smell of grilled burgers and the sound of plenty of Highlander chatter filled the air during UCR’s first ever Tartan Tailgate. The event was held on Saturday, Jan. 19 before our men’s basketball team battled UCI. The turnout was overwhelmed with excited undergrads, and everyone from Greek fraternities to Hylander Hype was present to enjoy the festivities.
Source. Scotty has been hitting the gym, obviously.
Real Time Operating System. Dynamic Task Scheduling. Microcontrollers. Embedded Systems. Finite State Machines. Memory Management.
CS122A must be the most terrifying, enlightening, staggering, wondrous, time-consuming, intriguing class in the entire UCR campus. Or something close. The class is called “Intermediate/Advanced Embedded System Design” which is a fancy way of saying “How Computers Work: An Inside Out Approach”. I mean that quite literally; the course topics delve farther and deeper into computer design than most computer scientists would like. However, the course is - in my own opinion - probably the most relevant and important work in the Computer Science & Engineering program. Not only is it taught by a stellar instructor, but it addresses modern concerns and technologies.
It seems UCR has started to recognize and recruit local talent for their athletic endeavors. John W. North High School has had a stellar women’s basketball team for years, and we’re just now seeing that reflected in UCR’s roster. High schools in Moreno Valley have also had a few standout athletes that decided to take their talent out of the Inland Empire. But judging by this year’s women’s basketball roster, UCR is showing some interest in local high schools. Of the 13 women on the team, 8 are from Riverside County. And of those 8, 2 hail from Riverside and 3 come from neighboring Moreno Valley.
Source. Freshman Brittany Crain (#23) hails from Moreno Valley.
Sooner or later, it’ll happen. Despite your best scheduling efforts, you’ll find yourself with more stuff to do than time to do it. At that point, you’ll discover your normal human powers aren’t quite capable of accomplishing what you need to do. So you turn to every college students go-to super serum: caffeine!
To me, there are 3 levels of caffeine intake that you may or may not come across: Relaxation, Focus, and Desperation. Each has their own unique context and environment for caffeine consumption. I’ll go over all 3 and how I personally cope with each.
Source. Listen to the coffee beans.
UCR’s women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss this past Friday against Gonzaga. The contest was a heated one with lots of action and a rollercoaster of lead changes, turnovers, and crucial foul calls.
The game opened in favor of the Highlanders. Despite Gonzaga’s tough zone defense (which proved to be UCR’s undoing) our women managed secure a comfortable lead well into the first half. Shonti Nottingham made a huge contribution of 20 points and 3 assists with her incredible jump-shooting playmaking abilities. She continued to dominate offensively, leaving the Gonzaga behind 28-19 at the end of the first period.
F.R.E.S.H. is a BCOE program created by two engineering seniors: Shrina Kurani and me. Our intention was to help first-years integrate into not only the college environment, but into an engineering environment. Specifically, the program emphasized academic, social, and professional success. Adjusting to college is already hard enough, but the amount of classes and degree of difficulty engineering presents creates a unique obstacle for first-years; just look at the number of major changes in first- and second-year BCOE students!
Oh, and I’m sure you’re dying to know: F.R.E.S.H. stands for Freshmen, Real Engineering Starts Here!
Xavier and Shrina, founding pink-shirt Executives of FRESH.
UCR had the pleasure of celebrating a huge win against none other than UC Irvine last week. The win was a much needed energizer to revitalize the 8-5 team. Here’s a little context from last year if you’re new to soccer.
Source. Richie Osborne (14) beats UCI’s Tarek Morad (6) to the ball.