Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14th

Hello again! Today was another great day! I finished finding all 100 data points, which was quite the feat. I then was able to form the graph I needed and pass all that information onto Matt. He is then going to take my velocities and times and plug them into an equation that will allow him to find some constant. This constant is very important, but to be totally honest I forgot why...good thing that's his project, not mine! But I'm very pleased with today because ever since Monday, I've been focusing on these velocities, and it feels good to finally finish something. Well, finish part of something, because I am obviously far from done.

Another fun thing about today was our cookout. We got to experience some intern bonding in front of the Carlson building. With a grill and some lawn games, anything can happen! It was nice to take a little break, especially on such a nice day. Also, the Blue Angels were practicing above us the whole time. Although I suppose it was a bit loud, it definitely was an experience. I think everyone had a great time, and I can't wait to make this a weekly tradition!

Like every other event so far, I made sure to document it:

After lunch, I had some free time, so I got to go up and visit Kelsey in her lab. First of all, her lab has the best chairs. Second, and of course more importantly, her research is quite cool. She explained the "ghetto PTM" to me, which was quite interesting. And I got the chance to look at some of her cool equipment in her awesome lab, which, I must say, is a bit more colorful than our basement lab.

So, in conclusion, it was a successful Thursday. Almost the weekend!

Halle, SC

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