Just a Normal Day

I woke up to constant harsh “du du du” sound from nowhere on my way to class. I stopped walking, holding my breath and trying to guess where the sound was coming from. Then I located a cute squirrel hiding behind a tree trying to open a nut for breakfast. The little squirrel with “yummy face” made my day! He was so cute! So, I stopped to reflect on my day.

It’s a ten minute walk from my dorm (Hawkins) to Beering Hall, which is the Liberal Arts and Education Building. I am in my classroom on time for English Professional Writing (ENGL 421) at 9:30 AM. It was a typical lecture about designing a proposal for our projected group project, and the professor was very helpful and instructive on tips for writing a great proposal.

After a one minute walk to University Hall, I went to my Math class about differential equations (MA 303). Don’t be overwhelmed by taking this math course because it is NOT a required course in our study plan and you DON’T need to take it if you don’t want to. You can choose to take it as a core study course like me if you are concentrating in Emerging Environmental Challenges Concentration. I love the freedom in the NRES major to decide how much you want to learn in each area in order to best fit your goals.

Next I went to WALC for another self-designed core course, Environmental Engineering Sustainability, at 11:30 AM. WALC is a newly completed building next to the Purdue Tower. I love the sunshine with the tower, so I took a quick selfie with it. πŸ˜‰ NRES is a great place to combine science and engineering courses together if you are not sure about which one you want to focus on and if you want to learn both at the same time. The Environmental Engineering Sustainability class (EEE 355) is an innovative course that aims to conduct group projects about sustainable topics for the whole semester. The professor is super nice and fun and gives us a lot of freedom in and out of the class. Basically, we are assigned to groups depending on our own strengths to conduct research on comparing sustainability in water, food, and energy between two similar cities. Our goal is to come up with a comprehensive plan to improve the future sustainable development in these two cities depending on the information we gather. We also coreate a video to show others what we learn from our project. The film can be any type, including if you want to wear weird self-designed costumes and act silly. πŸ˜‰

I was done with my classes on that day at 12:30 PM. (YAY!) When I walked out of WALC, there was a funny guy with exciting music trying to dance all over campus! Happy FRIDAY! After a relaxing lunch with my friends, I went back to Lily Hall to conduct some research. Usually you can arrange a time for research that works best in your schedule. All in all, it was a pretty constructive afternoon.

I went back home to do my laundry in the basement of my building. Once I came back to my room, the sunset out of my window blew away all my tiredness! I am now ready for a fantastic weekend!

Just a normal day. πŸ˜›

-Anqi

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