Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yipee...my defense is complete

I successfully defended this afternoon!!!!!

Reaction from the realist "Way to go dad!"

Caption from the pessimist "So how many revisions do you have to do?"

The list of revisions resulting from the defense is actually fairly short. I need to complete these revisions in order to get my advisor's signature so that I can deposit the dissertation, the last requirement to receive my degree. Depending on the third chapter's robustness of estimates the revisions may be as short as two footnotes and another table, of course it may include a rewrite if the estimated effects are different for the suggestions.

By the way, Michaela and Danielle are not actual pessimists and realists...those are my two personalities. I hope they both turn out to be optimists.


Aubrey said...

Yay!! Was thinking about you all day, but didn't want to bug you in case it didn't go well. LOL SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!

Nathan said...

Congratulations Malcolm! I'm sure that it feels great to be done.

Linda said...

I'm so glad your presentation went good- we are proud of you- Relax & enjoy!

Micah said...

Hooray, hooray, HOORAY!!! Here's hoping your estimates are as robust as can be! ;-)

Steph said...

Congrats and so glad your defense went well. It must be such a load off your mind. I hadn't read your news for a while so I enjoyed all of the new pictures and of course news about the house and move. I talked to Mike and he told me about moving plans next week---it is so exciting for all of you! Love,