Doctoral student and NSF
Fellow, Paul Delgado discussed "Qualifying Exams Demystified" in September 2012. He used metaphors and
illustrations from "Lord of the Rings" as he presented effective strategies to prepare and excel
in graduate preliminary, qualifying, and comprehensive exams. You can
watch the recorded session at http://bit.ly/Paul_Delgado_ELAwebinar.
More about the
Paul Delgado is a
2nd year Computational Science PhD Student at the University of Texas at El
Paso, specializing in modeling fluid flow through porous media. He received an M.S. in Applied
Mathematics from the University of New Mexico, and a B.S. in Mathematics and
Spanish also from the University of New Mexico. He has interned at NASA Ames Research
Center, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and worked as a contractor with
National Energy Technology Laboratory. He is a recipient of the NASA Training
Project Scholarship, New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, and a National Science
Foundation Fellowship (HRD-1139929). He
is also the author of 5!
Calculus Jokes: For the Not-So-Typical Math Nerd.