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Dave Loucks

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School is great.  Not just for the technical education, but for the interaction with professors, peers and others as you learn how to balance the need to complete your assignment, course, paper or project all the while dealing with the other "non-school" issues of life.

But nothing stays the same.  As available knowledge in a topic grows, what do you not teach the students?  Time is such a precious resource, that knowing how to allocate it wisely for learning is more important than ever.

Life is more than just a (technical) education.  Getting one's priorities right helps us navigate better.

After pondering this for a while, I thought I'd write down a list of the things I wished I'd paid more attention to in my early years.   

If you are interested, I've also copied below an mp3 audio file of me giving this presentation to a group of electrical and computer engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh on 6-SEP-16.
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