department
astronomy

(Astronomy)
Apr 2021

I don't care if he's a nice person, this man literally assigned a take-home midterm due during the last week of classes. He is the epitome of one the teachers who thinks his class is the only class you're taking. The workload is lighter than average but without the TAs, you have literally no support. Again, he's a nice person and his love of science is endearing, but you cannot be a good professor if you think it's okay to skew your assignments towards the end of the semester -- none of us know what our grade really is in this class

Apr 2021

One of the easier classes I've taken in college. I rarely went to lecture (the few times I did I encountered a professor who was always happy to repeat things more than once if people weren't getting it), and the home works were still doable if you know high school algebra. While I was super nervous about it as a liberal arts major, I chuckle to myself in retrospect. Weekly problem sets take about an hour or two. The midterm/final was exactly like doing a problem set, and he gave us a week to do each. I'll admit that I would have been more stressed out if I had to take it in person without the ability to google formulas. Midterm Mean -- 99 Final Mean -- 88 He's super sweet, interesting, and easy. This man deserves a gold star

Apr 2021

One of the easier classes I've taken in college. I rarely went to lecture (the few times I did I encountered a professor who was always happy to repeat things more than once if people weren't getting it), and the home works were still doable if you know high school algebra. While I was super nervous about it as a liberal arts major, I chuckle to myself in retrospect. Weekly problem sets take about an hour or two. The midterm/final was exactly like doing a problem set, and he gave us a week to do each. I'll admit that I would have been more stressed out if I had to take it in person without the ability to google formulas. Midterm Mean -- 99 Final Mean -- 88 He's super sweet, interesting, and easy. This man deserves a gold star

Feb 2021

Ok I hate math, but this professor is the most painless science rec there is. Prof. Agueros is kind, smart, and engaging. He switches up the class to avoid straight lecturing. I am not doing super well in the class, and he can be kind of not tech-savvy (he loses recordings and the second half of the midterm), but he is super apologetic and accounted to fix it. Super present, engaging, kind. He also had his pronouns in his zoom name and is intentional about teaching about female scientists, which is super awesome and unexpected of a straight stem man. In terms of the course, there is a little math with a simple calculator, but it, at least for me, is an expansion on high school chem and physics so it is doable In short, wonderful professor, fine class. Not bad if you need to take a science.

Jan 2021

To echo everyone else, give this man a gold nugget! He is the most interesting person I've ever met and actually cares about his students. Classes are super interesting and he really challenges students to develop critical thinking skills and scientific habits of mind. His classes are simultaneously very accessible to non-science majors, but also very challenging. The challenge, however, doesn't come from needing to be super strong in math or whatever, but to just *think*. Definitely take his class if you have any latent interest in astronomy and planet science and don't like being lectured to by a prof reading off slides.