Posted on June 30, 2012
Today had a change of plans. Instead of going to our last embayment near Prince Kuhio Park, Team Hydro ™ spent the day preparing our presentations for this evening. The purpose of the presentation is to give an overview of our project questions and progress so far (also some priming the pump for our poster sessions I imagine).
Surprisingly I had no real trouble organizing my thoughts for the presentation organized. I expect that keeping this blog contributed greatly to my ease in getting started. For those of you who do not know me very well, I have had some difficulty getting the ball rolling when organizing my thoughts, compensated at least in part by my ability to speak in front of others without feeling nervous.
After our presentation was completed, we broke for the day to head back to the house. I had a bit of drama when I realized I left my phone somewhere on the grounds of NTBG. Calling it was fruitless, as was checking the people still at the ed-room. I did eventually find it, but the limited time did put me in the position of staying with the grad students for dinner.
Having dinner was a refreshing experience. I am older than all but one of the undergraduates, by a decade or so in several cases, so eating dinner with people closer to my age was a nice change of pace. Do not mistake me, the undergraduates are a fine bunch of people, but sometimes the feeling of a generational gap gets a little wearying.
After dinner we had our presentations. Overall I feel that the presentations were a success. I now have a better idea of what the other teams are working on (as groups and individuals) and a really looking forward to seeing the posters next week. My talk went well, I did forget one of the points I wanted to make concerning “reinventing the wheel” is just limited to the macro data. I do not think that anyone has created sub-basins inside the macro basins for this area in Kauai. Which is kind of the point isn’t it?
Tomorrow is the last day to gather data, so I hope we can get into that embayment.