Well, the robotics competition I got to go to (the RoboCup German Open) was a lot of fun (and TUD won in both the Rescue and the KidSize Soccer divisions!). And then I spent ten days travelling around with my parents, which was amazing. Here’s a picture of my parents standing in the Mirabell Garden in Salzburg:
The castle in the back is the Festung (fortifications of) Hohensalzburg, which we also got to tour. Very cool.
But now, my parents are back home fighting off jetlag and I’m preparing for my oral exam tomorrow for my Machine Tools and Industrial Robots class. There’s a fair amount of memorization involved, but also a lot of calculations I could be asked to perform. And I’ve never had an oral exam before. (An oral exam is where the student goes to the professor’s office and the professor asks the test questions verbally. Then the student answers verbally, or if asked to work out a problem or draw a diagram, the student writes things out on paper while the professor watches.) Oral exams are said to be easier than written exams, since you’re allowed to ask the professor for clarification or hints, but still, I’m nervous, to say the least. If you’re a praying person, I’d appreciate some prayer, both for my memory and for my anxiety. 🙂
Back to studying. I am looking forward to this exam being over.
Update: I passed the exam! Thanks for the prayers!