Quotes from students in Fall 2018 seminar:
"I learned about good formats for presentations that attract audience attention and keep them focused while also interested."
"I'm interested in cars and how the machinery works, and I hoped to gain a good understanding about the physics behind cars without just a bunch of numbers, and the course provided what I wanted in a relaxed way that kept me interested."
Quotes from students in Fall 2017 seminar:
"The professor consistently made sure to integrate contemporary research and technology into the seminar and the casual, round-table nature of the class facilitated excellent discussion."
"The presentation process was VERY useful, and I do believe I learned a lot from this."
"My presentation was on the history of the car, and I got a unique look at how politics, social issues, and cars are closely interrelated." - student in spring 2015 seminar
"I certainly feel at home in the intellectual community of this class, and I enjoyed the small, interactive environment. Professor Tongue is a superb instructor!" - student in spring 2015 seminar
"It is informative and interesting especially for people who like cars and bikes and want to know more about them. It's a good way to practice presenting and discussing ideas in a small group." - student in fall 2014 seminar
Quotes from students in spring 2014 seminar:
"I definitely recommend this course to people who are interested in the subject, even if it’s just for the experience."
"You learn a lot. The professor is really cool and I was able to develop a keen interest in learning more about what goes on in the minds of mechanical engineers."
"The professor is very good at explaining details at all levels and is very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject."
"I feel like the experience I had captured the essence of what Freshman and Sophomore Seminars are supposed to be. Every class offered new and eye-opening topics of discussion. Professor Tongue is just a cool, quirky guy who makes you feel welcome."
"It's an awesome seminar and definitely worth it... There is a lot to learn from knowledgeable professors." - student in spring 2012 seminar