Wow, a whirlwind trip!

Hello!!!!

Hard to believe what has happened since I was last on here. I traveled to Erie, PA to take my national engineering exam to start the process of obtaining my professional engineering license. The exam was 8 hours long and started at 8 am, which means I had to drive down Friday night and sleep in the hotel in Erie. It was not a bad drive, although my brain was exhausted after I had completed the exam.

After I had finished the exam, I came back to Rochester and caught up on my homework briefly before flying out early Wednesday morning to St. Louis for a steel conference related to my major. We got there early enough Wednesday that my friends and I who were attending the conference were able to take in the sights of St. Louis and try out some of the local food. It was definitely delicious and you could even tell it was originated from St. Louis. I was able to see the St. Louis Arch and attend the conference and the dinner. The dinner was the best part since they had so much food and the various activities for attendees to do and socialize with other people for networking. It was a blast and I really enjoyed the time with friends and the friendships that I had made in St. Louis.

I arrived back Friday afternoon and RIT was hosting the ASCE conference here as well for my major. We had 14 schools here competing to see who built the best canoes made out of concrete and the best bridges from steel. It was an enjoyable trip and sight to watch. I guess the phrase “All good things must come to an end” is true as I am playing catch up on my homework as I missed classes for the conferences.

Here are some pictures to look at from the recent trip that I had taken!

A view of the St. Louis Arch from my hotel balcony. It was a gorgeous view!

A view of the St. Louis Arch from my hotel balcony. It was a gorgeous view!

Background of the Conference, serving locally made root beer and cream soda!

Background of the Conference, serving locally made root beer and cream soda!

 

Here is a fountain completely from barbeque and you can cover your food up with as much bbq as you want!

Here is a fountain completely from barbeque and you can cover your food up with as much bbq as you want!

 

Enjoy!

-Stephen

About Stephen

Name: Stephen Sweet

Major: Civil Engineering Technology

Hometown: Adrian, Mich.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because of the large hard-of-hearing and deaf population. RIT's strong accreditation program for my major was another factor why I chose to come to RIT.

Clubs/Activities: Cued Speech Club, RIT American Society of Civil Engineers, RIT Cost Estimating Team, RIT Rock Climbing Club and RIT Country Line Dancing Club.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, riding motorcycles, fixing cars/vehicles, working out, hanging out with friends. Anything that keeps me busy!

What I like Best About RIT: The best part of RIT is the ability to interact with deaf and hard-of-hearing people as well as hearing people all on one campus. The opportunities I get at RIT as a result of these interactions are second to none.

Favorite T.V. Show: “Hawaii Five-0,” “Person of Interest” and “Big Bang Theory.”

Fun Fact About Me: I competed in a Tough Mudder obstacle course event in Ohio this past spring.

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