I must apologize yet again for not being as active on the blogosphere as I would like to be. I spent the past 10 days in northern California defending my master’s thesis, which I have written about here.
A thesis defense is an intense oral presentation of one’s work. Once a graduate student has completed their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, they then have to discuss their research in front of a group of faculty members – as well as anyone else who happens to be there. The student must then answer a slew of questions from the attendees, and try to not look terrible while doing so. Afterwards, the student must complete a number of post-defense edits that their graduate committee (the faculty members who oversee their research) gives them.
That is what I was doing all last week. Unfortunately, I was not able to defend my thesis until five days before the submission deadline. I therefore had to scramble to complete all of my edits on time, or risk not graduating until the Spring. I was not ‘down’ for that, as the cool kids might say.
However, I do have a series of fascinating posts just over the horizon. I will thus have more original material to share on this blog before long.