Meetings galore!

Hello everyone! Kate here, to post about Deeper Dives, Mathematica, and meetings!

For some context, our group was in some sort of meeting for 7 hours total yesterday. We had our morning meeting, the follow-up with Jamiahus and Quinn, the luncheon lecture, the ALC meeting, and our own group meeting where we looked at some documents and planned out our schedule for the next couple weeks, including deadlines we set for ourselves.

So yeah, lots of time spent in the conference room and talking to people. Which was really helpful, but did prompt a need to recharge a bit. After the workday was finished, the group took time to make dinner (I went to get a quick bubble tea) and then sat down to watch Moana. It was the first time a lot of us had seen it, and I definitely want to see it again.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it/seen it, here’s a reference

After we finished the movie, Natalie, Emma and I went back to our room. I was still hungry, so I made some ramen with Old Bay. Highly recommend! It was the first time I’d tried it, and it might become a staple. Also, Emma really liked the Old Bay, which is promising for the future.

After that, I Facetimed a friend and went to bed soon after. So a fairly nice, relaxing day overall!

 

Today so far has been pretty good as well! At our Deeper Dive today, Alex spent some time going over more of the inner workings of the printer and the printing software/UI. He also answered questions we had about the process, settings, etc.

A Klein bottle

For our Major Course Activity, I think I’m going to print out a mathematical model of some sort. The most difficult part about that will likely be learning how to use Mathematica and convert whatever solid is generated to an STL format. The other difficult thing will be figuring out which model to use. Alex mentioned the possibility of combining a Klein bottle and a Mobius strip, but I have no idea how to do that thus far, so we will see!

Anyway, that’s about all I have for today! Kept it under 400 words, which is a small miracle. Even had a couple pictures to boot!

Until next update,

Kate


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