cuteako asked: yay! a chemical engineering tumblelog by a chemeng! your posts are awesome!! haha :D
^_^ ChemEs rule the world, didn’t you know? :3
deactivatingaccount-deactivated asked: Hello, I'm a high school senior looking into colleges, and I'm seriously considering RPI. It'd be really super fabulously awesome if you could answer some questions! Is it stupid to go to RPI and major in Social Sciences if I intend on also taking advantage of the technical aspect of the school? Do you consider the school to be diverse both in ethnicity and way of thinking? What is the LGBT community like? What about drugs and alcohol? Finally, how difficult is it to get financial aid? Thanks!
I’m glad you are looking at RPI! it’s a wonderful school.
If you plan on taking advantage of tech at any school, here is the right place. The only issue then would be money….which if it is of no consequence, then I absolutely recommend it. Otherwise, you might want to find something with an….easier budget. It also depends on what you want to do ultimately.
The school is not super ethnically diverse, but you will still see more than plenty of people from every ethnicity. There just happens to be a large white+male population, due to the engineering school. As far as way of thinking goes, RPI is the best. Rather than being competitive for grades, every works towards common goals. It is a very friendly and unique atmosphere. Also, with so many unique minds, you can really bounce ideas well, and get interesting feedback.
I don’t know a whole lot about the LGBTQ/etc, community here, but I hear it’s well accommodated. I know several members of the community, and they seem pretty happy.
Drugs and alcohol are indeed prevalent at RPI, but that is true for almost ANY college. If you want to be involved, you can be…if you don’t, it’s easy to avoid.
Financial aid. Okay. It’s….easy enough to get financial aid, but it’s almost impossible to get a full ride. If you apply for aid, and then appeal for more after getting some, it would be pretty easy to cut the price of the school in half. Some people get more, some less. Take a shot and see how much you get.
this always bothered me. That EVERYTHING has a label in psychology. If ANYONE were to walk into a psyche office, 9 out of 10 people would have “labeled problems.” Just because someone Is a little different from normal, or doesn’t react to every situation the same god damned way, DOESN’T MEAN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THEM. Psychiatrists are even worse, because then those people are given drugs, which they ABSOLUTELY don’t need.
Not to knock psychologists (because many of them do wonderful work), but it IS an issue brought about by our society and our need to label EVERY imperfection as a disorder.
how about elevensies?
would you like some hot chocola—-BAM CAKE.
Note: I think i’m gonna make my blog a little less math/science themed (although it definitely still will have much math and science), and more, fun/funny/cool stuff themed too. Mostly funny stuff. :P