Ratings for Reimer, J A
Based on 21 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Reimer may be the most chill guy in the college of chemistry. The seminar was on sci-fi, even though I'm not too much into it, I though it would be fun. He definitely made it fun. Essentially we watch sci-fi movies and tv shows and discuss the themes in them. He completely understands if you can't make it a couple of the weeks and grades are pretty much automatic passes. Plus the class helped see how three dimensional professors really are. What's also great about him is that he is clearly a genius, with all the stuff he has done in chem e, but he will always talk to you as if you are his equal, even if he clearly knows a hundred times more than you, even about sci-fi. As long as you are interested in sci-fi, or want to learn more about it, take this class.
Submitted May 17th, 2014
Comment: By the far one of the best classes I've taken at Cal! Reimer is very helpful, and passionate about the course subject. Lecture was always very interesting and she always had new fun ways of teaching the class. Amazing insightful require books. No final only a 7-10 page research. Very down to earth prof!
Submitted March 14th, 2013
Comment: Honestly, he is a great professor, who is always ready for any question that may come up during lectures. According to other Chem E professors, Reimer is the absolute best at teaching this 140 class. However, the quiz system (attendance quizzes, etc.) can be really annoying at times and are worth 15% of your total grade. Other than that, tests are okay, as long as you do your homework and really read your notes/textbooks.
Submitted Jan. 5th, 2013
Comment: This was the most intellectually-stimulating class I have taken at Cal. Prof. Reimer puts so much effort into the class, and it shows. The lectures are a worthwhile reason to wake up at 8am, and compliment the reading, rather than covering the same topics, and he often incorporates fun case studies to illustrate course content. Homework assignments could take awhile, so definitely work on them with other people. If you do the homework thoroughly, you will be well-prepared for exams. Design projects were a lot of fun. All in all, a very exciting introduction to chemical engineering!
Submitted Dec. 15th, 2012
Comment: Extremely helpful for students who make an effort to learn. Go to office hours--he is very approachable and will try to explain concepts in different ways because he realizes students learn differently. (In tandem with his teaching philosophy.) However, tests are difficult because of the 1 hour time constraint and the homework assignments may take a long time. Just read the book, go to lecture, ask lots of questions, and do a lot of practice problems!
Submitted Oct. 21st, 2012
Comment: Excellent professor and really invested in the course. Don't be too intimidated by him, as he does randomly draw names of students from a basket and calls on people periodically throughout the lecture. His exams are difficult because of the time constraint, but I do rather enjoy the problem sets even though they take forever. I wasn't sure if I was going to like my first chemE class, but I really do. Just make sure to keep on top of the material because it's easy and painful to fall behind.
Submitted Oct. 17th, 2012