Dec 22, 2016 – [Thursday] #tbt: Lifted up

Waterloo, Canada, taken on March 27, 2010

Thanks to the support of my classmates during my undergrad, I was able to graduate successfully. To celebrate our achievements, Ted got lifted up (literally!) by the nanos guys as a sign of our support for each other. I think Ted got a little too comfortable in the hands of the nannies there!

Nov 10, 2016 – [Thursday] #tbt: Before the exam

Waterloo, Canada, taken on December 9, 2008

The days of pulling all-nighters to study for university exams are long gone but the memories dwell in the back of my mind. On the eve of the nanolithography exam, I and many classmate stayed up to study furiously. Here Mickey was explaining the fabrication of a cantilever to Derek, who was listening very carefully it seemed. Of course moments later we realized that we made a big mistake in the concept as Mickey said, “I forgot to deposit the cantilever!” which became one of the most classic nano inside jokes between us!

Oct 20, 2016 – [Thursday] #tbt: Crazy engineers

Waterloo, Canada, taken on February 5, 2010

The Iron Ring Ceremony is an important event for every Waterloo engineering student as that’s when they receive the Iron Ring that symbolizes 5 years of work, pain, and sweat. Before the ceremony, there’s a tradition where we got dress up in weird costumes to go around campus and terrorize/raid classes/offices and pretty much do whatever crazy things we wanted to. The class theme of our costumes was DUCT TAPE, as shown here by Albert as the Monopoly Man, Mike as Ab Lincoln, and May as…a plug. Here we were greeted by Jim Barby, a man that not many people would say they were fond of, but even he appeared quite personable and genuinely happy at that moment as we were rampaging through the corridors of the engineering offices. Oh, I was (more than) a bit tipsy from alcohol first thing in the morning…but I was still sober enough to know what was going on!

Jul 14, 2016 – [Thursday] #tbt: Nano guys

Waterloo, Canada, taken on March 27, 2010

Clearly the guys weren’t posing for my camera because none of them was looking my way, but I love this photo regardless. With these guys I’ve been through ups and downs in nano and we made it to the very end! Grad Ball was our celebration and the most anticipated event of the end of our undergrad, and it happened 6 years ago – wow!