Tales from the Inside: Week 3

Another week in the books.

This week was predominately academic. In fact, that’s pretty much all that happened. Monday and Tuesday were a whole mess of lectures. Wednesday we had to give a presentation based on our previous paper. Personally it wasn’t terribly difficult, having already presented papers and such before. Though there are some nuances to an Air Force briefing that can easily trip people up. Minus a couple of minor technical things I did quite well.

On Thursday we had a land nav exercise around the campus. Our teams would start at different locations and have to navigate to various waypoints with different conditions and objectives. Each ‘team leader’ was evaluated on their performance. We’re starting to get more into the field/leadership stuff which is a lot more fun than sitting in a classroom all day.

Friday was our final academic test. There were quite a few people freaking out that we really only had a little over a week between tests, and that a lot of new material was given up to the end, but that’s where living in the WPI environment for five years comes in handy. A week is an eternity to study. I got tripped up on a couple of the questions and didn’t do as well as I would have liked, but between the two tests I’m sitting at around a 91 average so I’m perfectly fine with that.

Then came the weekend. We had a briefing Saturday morning, but for the most part it’s been light. Which is good, because we had a paper to submit Sunday night. After that they’ll be one more presentation on said paper, and that really will be the end of the academics. Wednesday marks the halfway point in terms of days. After that we’ll be closer to the end than the beginning.

There is a light, it’s faint, but it’s there.

Author: Jonathan Rodriguez-Lucas

I've traveled the world, but the exploration never ends. I've run marathons, but the race is far from over. I've completed life goals, but strive for more. I have questions with no answers, and answers to questions I've yet to ask.

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