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A Semester in Rwanda

First week of teaching, but with very little info about teaching

So, after much preparation and moving into an office (more about it and pics next week), I finally taught my classes for the first time. I'd been warned by everyone "not to expect too much" so I was pleasantly suprised. I'd gotten myself worried that I'd have to review trig functions and I didn't. There are some students cruising in the back of the class but the majority are right down front, listening. I mean really listening. 

Anyway, some non-work related photos first: 

What I eat for breakfast since they don't seem to have oatmeal, even in the mazunga shops: 


My backyard after a particularly heavy rain storm (the head of the department said that there were "ice balls") Those are bananas cut down in the prime of youth! Oh, the humanity!


And, compared to the picture in the last post, this is the view down a busier, less tree lined street. Not all of the busy streets are this wide though. This was just a place I could snap a shot without being seen snapping a shot. There is building going on (like the scaffolded thing you see in the background) all over Kigali. 



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Associate Professor Nanette Veilleux has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach computer engineering at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Rwanda. Follow along on her journey.


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