Thursday 6/28

This morning I had to go to the summer research halfway point meeting with all the students doing summer research.  I had to get up really early (for me) and take a shower and get ready and stuff beforehand.  And when I got there I found there were scones and coffee and such.  We mixed ourselves up and I purposely sat at a table where I didn’t know a single person.  We all got to talking and everyone had some really interesting research.  Our table had a really diverse subject matter–every kind of research from microfluidics to math modeling to tapestry weaving.  I ended up making a friend from my table, a senior named Jen, and I sat with her and her research partner at lunch.  They were both really nice and friendly.

After lunch I headed back to the lab to show Bernie all the hard work I did on my poster.  He gave me a few suggestions but overall thought it was very good.  I still have a lot of work to do though! I hope to finish it by tomorrow.  Bernie showed me how to create a composite actogram so I could show the average activity for a specific group.  I made those and then printed them out. Bernie had to meet with another professor so I decided that I would work outside.  I grabbed my computer and sat in an adirondack chair next to the library.

 

When I got too hot I went inside and worked some more.  I took a break to have a popsicle too!

So by the time I wrote this post, I have my poster almost finished.  I just have to finish writing my discussion/conclusion and I’m golden.  It was so much work but definitely worth it. Now I’m just excited for the weekend!!!!

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About kararode

Hey! I'm Kara, and I am creating this blog as a sort-of diary to keep track of my summer research experience at Skidmore College. It is such a great opportunity and I don't want to forget a single bit of it! Feel free to read and take a peek at what it's like to be me, working in the laboratory as a "real" research scientist :)

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