--I have taken 3 previous courses in solid mechanics.
--My undergraduate major was mechanical engineering, with a concentration in vehicle dynamics.
-- My strength is that I've had some of this material before. My weakness is that I haven't seen it for a few years.
--I'm a masters student so I don't have a research group. I do work part time for a hedge fund though.
--Solid mechanics will add an interesting dimension to my education.