<p>I'm a sophomore MechE student currently taking thermodynamics. While doing research on compressor performance evaluation techniques this past summer, I fell in love with the thermal and fluid sciences. Thermodynamics has been my favorite class this semester, although there is never as much time as I would like to spend on it amongst the other classes. </p>

<p>Here's the problem though: I'm not even doing extremely well in Thermo. The grade is based off of two midterms and a final, and so far we've only taken the first midterm. I knew the material well but was too slow and didn't get to finish a lot of it. </p>

<p>I'm interested in doing further research in the thermal and fluid sciences. Will an average grade in thermo be detrimental to this goal?</p>

<p>I'm in the same boat with you except thermo isn't interesting to me. We have 3 exams, 1 drop and I did well on my first exam but the second exam was really difficult and we only have 50 minutes to finish it. I say stick it out and your average grade won't be detrimental.</p>