Gibbs, David  

Materials Engineering

2.46/4.00

24 evaluations


IME 142


Freshman
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Dec 2009
Professor Gibbs was a lecturer who went off on tangents from his lectures or read straight off his powerpoints. The lecture was hard to understand is association with the subject matter.


Freshman
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Dec 2009
Gibbs is a pretty chill guy, but going to lectures will drain any energy you have. Most of the time he\'ll get sidetracked on some random story, but he is very knowledgeable about his stuff. The 4 homeworks are ridiculously easy if you at least attempt to make an educated guess, and the final was simple.


Freshman
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Required (Major)
Mar 2010
Gibbs gets a bad rap. He\'s a nice guy, maybe a little odd, but passionate about what he does and helpful in office hours. Yes, his lectures are boring and pointless, but its an easy A if you do the homework. He kinda reminds me of melvin from office space.


Freshman
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Nov 2010
I had Gibbs for welding lecture. He\'s a really nice guy and you never had to go to class. He posts his powerpoint slides online and videotapes his lectures and posts those online too. Theres four online homeworks worth 25 points each that are super easy cause you get two tries and the final is worth 100 points. But the lab counts for 200 points and you cant NOT get 200 points so basically you go into the final with 300/400 points. And the final is a peice of cake. Get Williams for lecture tho, hes the man. Gibbs kinda goes off on random tangents during his lectures, but youre fine barely paying attention


Freshman
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Jan 2012
Really easy class. Everything was online, so going to class wasn't necessary. The lecture was really boring, but the lab was a ton of fun. Good professor, awesome class.


Freshman
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Mar 2012
He is a nice old man, but definitely in the wrong position for IME 143. DO NOT TAKE HIM FOR 143. He admitted he wasn't very good. I had him 2 quarters in a row, and saw that he was actually competent in welding, which was a much better experience. It still worries me with his crappy eyesight that he can operate machinery and welding equipment. For welding, not half bad. For machining, made the TA's do all the work.


Freshman
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May 2012
Professor Gibbs is very intelligent and knows his stuff about welding. However, his lectures are very boring and dry, so it is a challenge to come to class every week.


Freshman
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Dec 2012
Gibbs is a decent professor. He tends to lecture with a monotone voice, and makes the subject of welding seem quite tedious, but all of his lecture slides are posted on PolyLearn, and most of the questions you may have can be clarified in the text. As this is a lecture, there is a large number of students in attendance, so it would be a bit out of place to seek one-on-one time in office hours. That being said, you will probably never have to utilize them anyway, as the homework does a good job of discussing the subject of welding, and his lectures make enough sense. And while the lectures are somewhat missable, stay for the Dilbert cartoon and his demotivational posters, and the review session he does at the beginning.


Freshman
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Elective
Nov 2013
Gibbs is a crazy old man who is mildly entertaining, but the lecture itself is pretty boring. Welding is 90% practice anyway, so going to the lecture isn't really necessary. Homework is ridiculously easy, you can check your work and get 100% every time. No midterms, only a final.


Freshman
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Dec 2013
Professor Gibbs is a really nice guy. He is very passionate about welding and sometimes goes off on tangents about his past experiences. He tells the same story every week, "I once knew this guy who could spray MIG in the overhead position in a flannel shirt, and then when he was done, one hit with the chipping hammer and all the slag would come off..... he did this consistently...... it was disgusting." So if you want an entertaining lecture and an easy A, take this class. Easy, multiple choice homework weekly and a ridiculously easy final.


Freshman
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Dec 2013
Gibbs is an enjoyable professor. Lots of people didnt really care for him but he had a decent lecture planned each week. The weekly homework is not difficult at all considering its all online and only takes about 30 minutes to complete. However, you will learn far more about welding from the LAB portion of this class as the lectures can get a little boring and he goes off on tangents often.


Freshman
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Required (Major)
Feb 2016
to quote robin williams in good morning vietnam, this teacher is "as boring as whale shit". while he does have extreme knowledge of the materials and tries to make the class interesting, having a welding lecture at 8am will not produce any productivity whatsoever. I went to two lectures, did all the online homework, and got an A. good course if you need an A and the labs that come with it are extremely fun.

IME 143


Freshman
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Dec 2012
He's very nice when it comes to making mistakes (EXCEPT when you're doing something wrong on a mill!) but he's really incoherent. He stutters AND stammers. Also if you like Dilbert, take him, he read a FULL comic strip every lecture. Fun class in that you make a screwdriver and Air Motor (what do I do with an air motor?)


Freshman
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Nov 2013
GIbbs is very helpful in lab. He will come by your work station and make sure you know what you are doing. He will get very upset at you if you mess up but in a class like this that is probably a good thing so you don't cut off your fingers. He knows what he is talking about and does a decent job of telling the students how to do it. In lecture he is a different story however... I had him for both IME 142 and 143 lecture and I honestly have no idea why I ever went... He shows a powerpoint which largely consists of information you never need and pictures of welds he has taken on vacation. He also posts all of the powerpoints so you can look at them to study for the midterm and final. Overall I liked having him, he was just not very good at lecturing.


Freshman
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Mar 2017
This professor is very overbearing, almost like a Big Brother scenario. He is always over your shoulder when you are working on the machines/tools and if you make a mistake, even a slight one like not putting the lathe chuck key back in the holder when you're tooling the part, he will get extremely mad and snap at you almost like he expects you to follow his instructions to every tiny detail. Extremely annoying and irritating to be around and work with. Was glad to get out of this class once the quarter ended.

MATE 143


Freshman
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Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Dudes got some anger management issues to work out, but is a good lad. He freaks a lot on everyone when you mess stuff up or just wing it cause no one told you how a machine worked, but really he does this to everyone. Plus as a heads up be wary of Monday labs cause often stuff wasn't ready or set up for the first class of the week.

IME 144


Sophomore
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Feb 2014
Gibbs is a really nice guy, talking to him individually is really helpful, over all a great teacher with a superb ability to communicate.


Freshman
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Mar 2014
So Mr. Gibbs rating is really low and I guess it depends on what class you have with him, personally having him for 144 where he only teaches a lab it wasn't terrible... He isn't very good at teaching concepts before the lab but you can pretty much figure it out once you're on the machines. If you have him for 143 where I think he does lecture most of the time I can see it not going very well because in lab he can barely relay information without going off on huge tangent story. Overall he isn't that bad but if you are rushed for time try not to ask him questions because he will seriously go on for 10+ minutes sometimes.

MATE 215


Sophomore
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Dec 2007
nice guy. easy class. no hw just do the labs in class may take whole 3 hours but no hw ever or final. easy A or B


Sophomore
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Feb 2013
Kind of creepy. Talks way too much. Be glad it isn't a lecture. Hard to screw up this lab.

ENGR 302


Senior
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General Ed
Dec 2010
Professor Gibbs is the nicest old man. He could not really control the class because there were a bunch of disrespectful people in it but he only wants everyone to love engineering as much as him. I am far from an engineering major and hardly paid attention in class. I attended every class even though it was not necessary. He lectures but gives you the slides and you usually watch videos which you are tested on. There is also a group presentation and easy quizzes on each presentation. NO HOMEWORK EVER and NO READING! This class is a perfect GE. The tests are super easy you get a cheat sheet and as long as you read the powerpoints and video notes your good to go. He ends up curving at the end of most of them too! Take this class for an interesting and light work load!

MATE 425


Senior
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Required (Support)
Jul 2007
Dr. Gibbs is a boss. At first he seems a little bit odd, but he's a great guy. His lectures are all powerpoint and are a little bit lacking in excitement, but he really goes to an effort to give you practical knowledge. I took his corrosion class immediately before working for the oil industry and it was the class I relied on the most. While other teachers throw all kinds of wasteful academia stuff at you Gibbs brings the voice of experience and practicality. Dont take his class if you're just trying to get an easy A (Although it is REALLY easy), because you wont enjoy it. Take it for the oppurtunity to learn about things no other mate prof knows. Regarding the class itself, like i said, its easy and educational. The tough part is the reports, you really cant get behind on the weekly lab writeups, because they do consume some time. You also have to pass weekly quizzes (easy) and write a term paper, (tough to write, but graded easy). Good luck


5th Year Senior
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Mar 2010
Professor Gibbs is a great human being, who is vary lenient as to deadlines, as far as allowing students extra time to complete lab reports as a result of clarifications. He is amazing in his office hours, and is easily able to clarify what and why the lab results turned out as they did. He likes to use powerpoint, which is helpful. He also likes to mix up the format of his weekly quizzes (one week: MC, fillin the blank, and matching). Just be weary of his Multiple Multiple choice quiz. Overall, if you take this professor make sure to bring coffee to class, or a snack because of his monotone voice.

COMS 601


Sophomore
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Required (Major)
Nov 2016
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