After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern.
I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back.
My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.