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There's not enough room for all these engineering majors in Iowa. It's time we...
- Mechanics Professors
Leroy Struges still has my heart. EM 345 Dienamics
Anyone know if he’s still around?
Sturges is the best. He retired for a bit and is now back at it again.
He’s planning on retiring after this Spring
I think he was forced to quit teaching after calling students dumb. He’s still teaching now and still calls students dumb. Pretty overrated professor imo.
I’m calling bs on this. I had him for both mechanics and dynamics and never once heard him demean a student.
Oh yeah. I’m in static’s this semester and he’s called his other class (mechanics or dynamics I don’t remember) as well as us stupid quite a few times.
Someone on the ISU biggest scandals thread said this about Sturges:
Around 2004-2005 the Engineering Mechanics (a class that every single engineering student has to take around their sophomore year) professor was removed from ever teaching the class again. I won't name him because he is still an active faculty member at the grad/research level.
Around midterms, the marching band was taken to an away football game. The professor allowed any band member who would miss the exam to take the test at a special session the next week - a test he would personally oversee and grade. When grades came out, those tests were approximately 30% lower on average vs the tests graded by the TA's. I don't believe there was a single passing grade in the group. When one student went to the professor's office, he was told that the entire group was "the dumbest damn students I've seen in all my years teaching this class."
The Engineering Dean summarily removed him from all teaching positions for the next several years, which was probably a good thing - he was great one-on-one, but absolutely sucked in the large lectures - I personally observed him making fun of students for asking questions in class, for example.
I'm no quartzpigeon but 12/10 quality meme thanks for making the cause of my depression funny
Those classes killed me.
*moves to uni of iowa
I still don't know how I passed dynamics.