The fruit of the tree of liberty is sweet, indeed. As a veteran of the Cold War
in Europe, I relish the accomplishments and success of people like Prof.
I think I avoided having him as my chemistry professor years ago so after
busting my behind I could manage to get a good grade. It seems that some
professors you can still manage a terrible grade after doing everything in your
power (The U's chemistry professor Ragsdale comes to mind).
Lots of professors are much better researchers than teachers. Since they are
rewarded for research more than their teaching, many make poor instructors to
those not planning on making chemistry a career.
Congrats to Dr. Stang. That's an accomplishment and he deserves recognition
after all his contributions.It's sad to see some students that don't
value the knowledge they could tap from a guy like Dr. Stang. Too worried about
Go ahead and be sad wwookie. I am proud of what I learned, I learned a
boatload, and continue to do so. However, it was my good grades that in large
part allowed me to go on to professional school.Now that I make a
good living and my back is not against the wall like many students it is even
more enjoyable to read about different science topics including chemistry.I really am not trying to diss Dr. Stang and my comment was said
somewhat in jest. I truly congratulate him on quickly leaving Communist
Hungary, moving to a new country, learning a difficult language, and excelling
in chemistry. Unfortunately professors cannot simply teach, but are required to
put a grade on each student creating a weeding-out process.
Scott, unfortunately, reality, aka grading...evaluation...is part of life. Remember there is no try, only do and not do. Professor Stang has
done, you only tried to do and were graded accordingly.
Congrats to Dr. Stang.What an enormous accomplishment. Something to
be very proud of.
Not to take away from this excellent accomplishment, but isn't the top science
medal the Nobel Prize?