What a whirlwind of a weekend this was! Our University at Buffalo chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World hosted the 2011 National Conference this past weekend from Thursday through Sunday. It was extremely exciting to see so many engineers from around the country getting together to talk about issues that face our generation.
The conference featured over 30 speakers, which included representatives from Autodesk, General Motors and MEMC/SunEdison. 18 different univesities attended the event to make for a very diverse crowd.
I would really like to thank my conference team and anyone that helped out, on any and all levels. The conference was a lot of work, and I appreciated the help. I also appreciate winning the custom UB award for "ESW Platinum Award - 'Best Lookin' Brother'", it was nice to share a good laugh.
We concluded the conference on Sunday by volunteering to plant trees! We even made the news!
As I walked into the Ralph, I couldn't help but smile and take it all in. The sea of red, white and blue, the screaming fans and the fresh September sun made me realize why I love being a season ticket holder for the Buffalo Bills.
What a great game too! A 17 point comeback in the NFL is nothing to brush aside. However, the first half did give me some worry as we came out flat, looking much more like the Jauron-led offense from a few years ago. I'm glad to see that this bunch of guys could make the proper halftime adjustments and come back swinging in the 2nd Half.
My player of the game goes to Freddy-Action Jackson for being a catalyst for us in the 2nd half, capping off our opening 2nd half drive with a 40 yard TD run. Currently, he is the #1 back in the NFL (in yardage) and I hope to see him keep fighting strong for those yards.
Our true test will come next week against a team who has had our number for the past 10 seasons, the New England Patriots. We haven't beat them since Sam Adams made the SI cover in 2001 when we beat them 31-0 in the Ralph. I hope that we can not only give them a run for their money, but hopefully come out on top.
Restless traveler, music lover, displaced Buffalonian. Love geeking out over cutting edge engineering technologies in aerospace & clean tech. Autodesker & ESWer