Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15th

Today is the last Monday on this internship which is sad. The interns spent today presenting and refining their presentation. I, for one, spent most of my day making note cards and rehearsing them. After giving feedback to the other intern, we all finished the Dark Night Rises. This is the second time I have seen it and I can't say I regret seeing it a second time. The only thing that bothers me about this movie is Batman's voice.
I also think the Joker is extremely wise. Because of this, I started writing down all the quotes he said during the movie.
One of them might end up being my senior yearbook quote!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 12th

In the morning, I worked on refining the MVRL presentation. In addition, I made sure all our visuals were sighted. Alice and I then ran through our presentation before the two o'clock presentation.

The presentation really opened my eyes to aspects that needed revision. I thought that all the interns did great.

After the presentation, Alice , Emily and I went upstairs to the freshman lab to present again among each other. We made a plan to meet Sunday to further rehearse.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11th

Today was a very productive day.
In the morning, Alice and I finished our presentation for the most part (we still have to add videos and pictures that our adviser will send us.)
Lunch was quick and brief because most of the interns wanted to present after lunch to each other to get feedback.
My presentation was first. The other interns gave Alice and I really helpful feedback. For example,they suggested some picture addition and also defining gaze parameters. I will make sure to add the appropriate pictures. As for the gaze parameters, I think I will briefly define it in the slide. However, we elaborate on it later on in the presentation and therefore I wouldn't spend much time defining it. However, overall, Alice and I did okay for our first time presenting. The other interns also did amazing. I think we all did great for our first time presenting.
After the presentation, Madi and I went to Java's (again). I really think this is our tradition now. Anyways, we got a strawberry smoothie.
It was the sketchiest smoothie I have ever had.
It was really just syrup and strawberries blended together.
The flavor for the smoothie was there but it was missing the consistency.
After I came back, I continued working on the presentation. I was able to import a video of the eye tracking onto the presentation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10th

Today I did stuff!
In the morning, I finished tweaking the MVRL rough draft presentation. I am not quite done though. I do have to add some videos and practice the power point.
During lunch, Dr. Roger Easton gave us a lengthy presentation about document restoration. I was extremely impressed by everything he has done. Especially interesting to me was his visit to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. I think it is amazing that he stayed at St. Catherine's monastery there. He was especially passionate about Georgia and their food. I hope I get to try their food (Add to bucket list).
Madi, Allyse, Alice and I then went to Java's. Madi and I shared a chocolate situation drink, which contrary to its name, is basically coffee. Madi was really disappointed!  like coffee so I didn't mind as much.
The rest of the afternoon I spent working.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9th

Today was a productive day. I worked on the power point most of the morning. After that, the interns and I watched Batman the movie. It is such a good movie. After lunch, I worked on some standardized test stuff. Then Madi and I categorized each one of the interns as a planet. I AM THE SUN! (of course- haha). Madi was Venus: the god of beauty and love ( of course- just kidding).
After that fun moment, I got back to work on the power point. 
Today was an okay day overall!

Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8th

Today was a pretty lazy Monday. Sadly, it is our second to last Monday.  Because, we don't have much time left, everyone was really feeling the stress. In the morning, I worked on the AOI and we actually ended up finishing 5 out of the 6. We decided to discard the last one because the calibration wasn't very good and thus wouldn't yield very accurate results.

After lunch, I continued working on the presentation. I got more of the slides done and Alice and I even practiced timing ourselves with the slides. I also filled out my time sheet for this week and next week sadly ( my last time). On the flip side, I did drink hot cocoa today! (Nestle is delicious).

Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5th

Today was one of my favorite Fridays. I met up with some interns to go to breakfast for the undergraduate symposium today. I must say, however, I was very disappointed with the breakfast. I mean it was pastries which is good, but I can't just eat pastries. I am a growing teenager and would have preferred eggs and waffles. However, I can't complain... It is free food after all!

After breakfast, I attended some really good talks. The first one was my favorite. It was about isolating streptococcus mutans serotype k ( a bad dental bacteria) that could be extremely detrimental to our health since it can cause things such as heart disease. It was a good talk but I already had previous knowledge about the topic and therefore I enjoyed it more than others. Emily and I then met up with Alice to attend a talk about carbon nanotubes. That talk was somewhat interesting but hard for me to comprehend at times. From what I understand, he was using the carbon nanotubes to reinforce hos materials. He talked a lot about testing the material's durability. However, I wish I understood some more of the details. The third talk I went to was a blur because I sat down for a minute and then it was over (she finished early and I had come in late.)

I then went back to the reading room where I polished up the abstract and talked through Emily's project with her. I also happened to learn more about space shuttles. Did you know there was a space station in space? I can practically see looks of disappointments as I type this sentence but one must not tell lies (Harry potter reference).

I then went to lunch. The talk during lunch was very interesting too. The lady who gave it was a high school dropout who went back to RIT and eventually ended up starting her own company that promotes solar powered technologies. It was an amazing talk.

After lunch, I came back to the reading room only to find out that Alice wasn't feeling well. I was extremely concerned. I gave her very vague medical advice . Being the good doctor that I hopefully will be, I told her to drink water and eat sugary fruits. I hope she feels better. I then polished up the abstract and learned some really cool math facts from Neils.

I think today was the most I have ever learned for a Friday.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 4th

Today was a very nice day overall. The morning meeting was brief and informative. After the morning meeting, I worked on refining the abstract. After that, I worked on the final presentation power point.
During lunch, the interns and I played Apples to Apples. It was fun overall but there was MAJOR CHEATING GOING ON... Ahem Ahem Madi and Cici.
Other than that, it went pretty well!
After lunch, I continued working on the power point and abstract. The MVRL group had a brief meeting with Gabe to update him on everything. After the meeting, I went back to work.

August 3rd

Today was a fun day. In the morning, we went down to the library to learn about how to research and use the library's databases. The librarian was enthusiastic and showed me a really cool medical database which I am really excited about because I like medicine and diagnosis.
After the library, we all came up to the reading room where Alice and I worked on the power point and the AOIs. After that, we went to the pizza talk! The talk was really interesting and showed me how science was used in real life. He talked about the polluting gases from the volcanoes near Rwanda. It was a really interesting talk!
After the lunch, I went down to the experiment and got a $5 Starbucks gift card which I am very excited about!
We then watched a movie at 3 o'clock! I really loved the movie! We are finishing it today in lunch!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2nd

"Bring a friend day" was fun but tiring. I felt like a mom trying to make sure everyone is ok and is having fun. For the most part, my siblings enjoyed it. However, they wished that they would have seen more because the day was kind of slow. They especially enjoyed the lunch at salsaritas though!

I spent the morning showing my siblings different parts of the lab including the eye tracking lab and the AOI. Emily was also pretty helpful with making sure that everyone saw most things. We then prepared for lunch.

After lunch, Sara (my sister) went with me to the MVRL lab and I showed her how to do the AOI. She did it for quite awhile! I think she enjoyed it!

George and Ereny saw Niel's astronomy lab. After that, they stayed in the reading room where they got book recommendations and interacted some more!

I am ready for a nap!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1st

Today was.... weird.
I started off the day with a daydream. You know those dreams you think you are awake but really asleep? That's how my day started off today. 
So I shook it off, and tried to get through the rest of the day. 
I then went to ear breakfast and realized WE RAN OUT OF CREAM CHEESE!!!!!!!!
How can I eat my bagel WITHOUT CREAM CHEESE?
It turns out, bagels taste pretty good with butter too. So I ate it with butter instead. 
Anyways, after my morning dilemma, I finally arrived at RIT for the morning meeting. Emily texted me that she was sick so I texted her "feel better". 
The morning meeting was pretty short and straight to the point. 
This morning was pretty laid back. I worked on python and programming. I also learned about tuples and sets and did another weird skit on Python. I had Alice test it and she liked it! (even though she just nodded her head "sure" when I asked her if she was impressed)
Lunch was delicious. I had chicken and rice so I was very happy. During lunch, I watched a presidential campaign and read some news.
After lunch, I kept programming. Programming is really fun! 
I left a little early today because I had a short appointment. Nonetheless, I still managed to be somewhat productive! ( I hope).