There are two ways of dealing with the inevitable failures of life, to sweep them under the
rug, or to proudly say "I screwed up big-time!" Luckily, in graduate school you are not fired
for your incompetence. In fact, our advisors have said on more than one occasion, "you're not doing
research if you're not breaking things."
Hence, for an affirmation of our hard work, we offer this
collection of failures, goof-ups and other picturesque learning experiences. As an added bonus,
in the Wing of Obsolescence we also have a selection of parts that worked (or may not have- some
never even got a chance),
but were replaced by something "better".
And remember, these items were supplied by people who have (or soon will) Ph.D.'s ...