Monday was a monday. We did get to watch a thesis defense, which was interesting. It felt a little awkward, like we were intruding but it was on our schedule so it’s not like we weren’t supposed to be there. Today was also the second Ethics class but I went to an all campus REU talk on writing grad school personal statements. I wish I could’ve went to both but I thought I would get a little more out of the grad school talk today because it was only offered once and there are 3 ethics class meetings.
We were supposed to have our MCA project presentations today but nobody really showed up because invitations were never sent out so it was rescheduled for Thursday. Very thankful for that, I get another day to prepare. Luncheon Lecture was replaced with Craft of Research so no cool speaker but we did get Jeff’s pizza for Lunch, it was very good.
Wednesday was a bit of a blur. I do remember the Ethics class that we had that morning, probably because I really like that class. But that’s about it.
I spent this morning making edits to our research paper in Cybox. I like editing papers for some reason (a lot more than actually writing them) so it wasn’t that big of a challenge for me. I’m really glad the environment is 98% done. The only thing left is the animation of the cars which will require me to script in C#, I still feel very very blind in the world of coding but I’m sure the Unity forum and some youtube videos will help me get to where I need to be. For our Luncheon Lecture today we heard from Jon Kelly, who happens to be our faculty mentor in the teleportation project. It was really nice hearing more about the things he does in his past and the research he does now in his lab. I find the field of spatial cognition very interesting because of its relevance to the field of architecture. The afternoon consisted of presentations of our MCA project. For me it went okay, I can always do a better presentation, and I feel like I am not as strong as a presenter and speaker as I would like to be. I like to give another big thanks to Alex (“the 3d printing god”) and Kate for being so awesome in the 3d printing deep dive. They put up with 2 ½ weeks worth of random questions and comments from me.
I’m really glad it’s Friday, it’s been a very long week. Tonight some of my suite mates and I are going to paint pottery. I’m really excited for that.