Ratings for Mechanical Engineering 102A

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Average Ratings

67

Based on 16 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

Assignments
59
Exams
59
Helpfulness
59
Enthusiasm
72

Instructor Ratings

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Anwar, G (ME 102A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
41
Exams
35
Helpfulness
59
Enthusiasm
87

Comment: The bias of the class and the content being stupid probably made Anwar seem like a worse lecturer than he was. Was definitely enthusiastic, and would walk around the lab sections himself trying to make the effort to help people out -- whether he was able to or not was another matter entirely. Lab reports were pretty fair, and the projects were manageable as well, but the midterm exam (which was open book, a phrase that usually means that no notes will help you) was something we were poorly prepared for. You probably won't learn anything from going to class, but then again, that's because the course content is pretty hollow.

Submitted Sept. 3rd, 2015

79
Johnson, G C (ME 102A, Spring 2015)
Assignments
62
Exams
91
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
86

Comment: Prof. Johnson is a very good professor. However, the material is dry.

Submitted July 12th, 2015

83
Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Spring 2013)
Assignments
78
Exams
88
Helpfulness
93
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Great professor, extremely enthusiastic and entertaining. Grading on lab reports is highly dependent on GSI.

Submitted July 9th, 2013

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Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Fall 2012)
Assignments
82
Exams
100
Helpfulness
69
Enthusiasm
84

Comment: I thought it was a fine class. Maybe it's because I had a fantastic partner, but there was never a moment that I thought this class is bad. The class was about Professor Pisano giving you certain design specification and performance requirement for each projects and it's up to you to design a model that will do the job, which is probably an accurate representation how engineers work in real life.. Thankfully, unlike real life, we didn't get penalized even if the design didn't work or meet the specifications.

Submitted Dec. 28th, 2012

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Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Fall 2012)
Assignments
10
Exams
50
Helpfulness
10
Enthusiasm
58

Submitted Nov. 16th, 2012

70
Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Fall 2012)
Assignments
79
Exams
71
Helpfulness
39
Enthusiasm
39

Comment: Unclear, no rubric, unorganized, chill class though.

Submitted Oct. 26th, 2012

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Sohn, L L (ME 102A, Fall 2011)
Assignments
69
Exams
71
Helpfulness
33
Enthusiasm
41

Submitted Sept. 25th, 2012

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Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Fall 2012)
Assignments
34
Exams
50
Helpfulness
36
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted Sept. 17th, 2012

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Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Spring 2012)
Assignments
76
Exams
85
Helpfulness
57
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Aug. 13th, 2012

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Pisano, A P (ME 102A, Spring 2012)
Assignments
100
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Prof. Pisano is a wonderful teacher who lets you focus on using your intuition and engineering judgment to bring your designs to life. His lectures are thorough and well-organized, and the lab assignments are all quite interesting. No exams.

Submitted May 5th, 2012