Bates, G.W.  

Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

2.40/4.00

10 evaluations


BRAE 232


Junior
N/A
Required (Major)
May 2015
GW for president!!!! Terribly boring lecturer but a beautiful man. He possesses a certain charisma that cant be described. Like a tsunami that doesn't move and is out of shape. He's got killer hair that remains stagnant and unwavering like his spirit, perfectly molded and ready to launch shaun white into orbit.


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
May 2015
G.W. is a legend. Besides rocking the best gel haired SuperCuts hair style, he loves putting to sleep all his students during lecture. But don't worry, he has more swag than P-Diddy at a music award show. I do not know what I even learned in that class other than how shitty life at the poultry unit is. Great family man, but even more so a fantastic story teller and amateur comedian that isn't afraid to test some material on us. Oh and did I mention he is an up and coming photographer?? He takes attendance checks to a whole new level. SDIF

BRAE 239


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Nov 2015
Good old Master Bates. This guy should actually be a hypnotist because he can put anybody to sleep at any moment. His favorite thing to do is make you feel dumb by attempting to explain something really confusing and then saying he is favorite phrase, "not too tough right?" His exercise for the day consists of the mile that he walks in class going from the center of the room to the slideshow screen to point out certain words. Do NOT miss a lab cause even if you do all the calculations he still won't give you credit for it. If you are the type to get an A through banging him, just talk about datums or some shit. That'll get him going.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Dec 2015
Why Hello GW. Nice to see you this morning. Your hair didn't seem to go to bed last night either. What kinda super glue do you use for that quarter pipe up top? Anyway, thanks for reminding me that I need to inverse. I'm actually still inversing at this very moment. Let me know if you ever need an inhaler. I just wanted to say, you're growing on me, just like your little jimmy is growing whenever you touch that beautiful Leica TCR 307. Oh, and don't worry, I grabbed the serial number. Wish you the best.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2015
I went in to the class expecting great hair after reading polyratings. Sadly, his hair is sub-par, if that. His teaching style is only slightly better than his hair. He's a great guy though and very accommodating. It's easy to get at least a B+ or A-. Super chill, easy labs, you'll get out of class early.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Dec 2015
Labs are fairly easy as long as you work with your group, it's good because these are a large percentage of your grade. However, when it comes to homework and quizzes it really sucks. The homework he gives us is very unorganized and he does not go over any of it once you turn it in and it's graded. Quizzes are a hit or miss, he does not tell you what to even prepare for so it makes them pretty difficult. His lectures are horrible, it's just him walking in front of the class reading from the powerpoint and pointing at it with a laser. His voice is so monotone and he does not seem motivated about BRAE whatsoever. He moves on too fast not realizing that everyone is not super knowledgable like him and that we all come from different learning backgrounds. On the positive side, I went to his office hours a couple times and he is pretty helpful one on one. Other than that, I had to try really hard to understand what was going on in class a majority of the time. Steer clear of Master Bates if possible at all.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2015
Bates is super swag. He may be monotone and an extremely active lecturer (he paces the entire time) but he's a cool dude. His lectures are kind of pointless in relation to the labs but are definitely on the midterms/final. Labs are super easy just follow every direction very carefully and you'll do fine. Be very detailed and neat in lab books. Not a hard class at all.


Junior
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2016
Bates is great. Super helpful and funny. Midterm and final are decently hard but half of the questions are straight off the quizzes so if you put decent effort into actually understanding what's going on you will be fine. Labs are long but fun.

BRAE 340


Junior
B
General Ed
Nov 2012
G.W. is the MAN!!!! The dude effing loves water and dirt.Vertical turbine pumps and Parshall flumes gets this guy's dick hard. My favorite part of the lab was when he closed the valve on the pump that was running lol. Then water preceded to splurge on some chick haha. He rocks an overly gelled ski jump looking hair do and always seems to be short of breath. Highly recommend taking this beast of a professor if your down for a chill ass lab!

AGED 890


Senior
A
Elective
Nov 2016
Fine teacher, but a little dry in the presentation. I wouldnt suggest having her at 8:00 in the morning, might be difficult staying awake.