Judgement Day

Well the program’s over, I definitely fell a bit behind on my blog the last week. Finishing up the posters and data crunching took up just about all the computer time I could manage each day unfortunately. To sum up, the week was spent doing and redoing all the steps necessary to complete my project (to see these steps check out my final poster in the blogs!). It was actually a good week. Frustrating at times certainly, but I gained a much better understanding of the programs I was using by doing every step so many times. Ended up being fairly proud of my finished product in fact.

Overall the program was an amazing experience. We got exposed to lots of technologies and programs (new to me, not to all), got to play with some remarkable toys, got hands on experience with how research works, learned from some wise teachers and many patient and helpful grad students, met some excellent folk and all around had a good time while also learning some skills that would be really hard to get elsewhere. Also we got to hang out in Hawaii so there’s that…