Today’s Rating: 9/10
Finally after a few days I feel like I’ve been able to settle in somewhat. The weather here is quite hot, similar to what I would expect in Ohio, where I go to school. Amusingly, I may actually be rid of my pale vampiric white skin for a few months. As for the facilities, I find myself growing quite comfortable in my living space as well as the bus system. In fact, I ‘clicked’ more with my roommates than I had expected. We watched a movie together the first night in residence, and occasionally we’ve cooked breakfast together. As for the restaurants, so far I’ve not been too excited about many of the options. At my school, there’s a restaurant called the Feve which everybody adores because of their excellent food. I had hoped that there would be one amazing place that I could try but it seems not. In other food related news, I tried meal prep yesterday. More on that tomorrow once I’ve actually tasted some of the food I prepared.
As far as the project is concerned, I am quite unsure of what will become of my summer. Yesterday we met with out mentors, both faculty and graduate student, and I must admit that I feel at a loss. I originally thought that I would be working on an affordable biosensor that detected blood sugar or blood pressure levels for people with diabetes. Another person in my group thought we were making simple fitbits. The project is actually on detecting bacteria on food. I am not unhappy with this however, I simply do not yet know the kind of work I will be doing over the next few weeks. After the presentation, we went on a tours of labs. So at least I know where I’ll be working.
Today in particular I played with some very expensive toys, one of which costed 6 million dollars. I was whelmed. However, I found the evening much more enjoyable! Myself and six others tried going to the art walk, which kind of worked. We did see a few stands, we walked into some galleries, etc. I enjoyed most just walking and talking; which we did for around two and a half hours. We stopped at a Dairy Queen before heading back. I now have a lovely collection of goofy faces of the group. Today was a good day.
We hope you’ll tune in next time,