Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yesterday I spent some time trying to learn how to use Unix and played around in PuTTY but I didn't get very far. I also worked a little bit on the intern challenge, but I didn't get very far with that either. I did spend some time hanging out with the other interns in the MVRL lab.
Last Friday I wasn't here in the morning again because I had camp for volleyball. Chris Fallon came in and he helped me get set up with Xming and PuTTY and showed me how to do a couple of things in it. I am going to learn how to use Unix.

Monday, July 23, 2012

This morning I had volleyball camp at my school so I was not herein the morning and I will not be for the entire week. I didn't have any work to do for most of the day that I was here but I found Jake's thesis and will read parts of it that he assigned for me to do.
Friday we had "bring your friend to work day" and I brought in my friend Melissa. We got to see a 3D scanner that some of the freshman class helped build for U of R and that was pretty cool. I also had a lot of fun at the cookout playing kan jam and chatting. Most people were missing from my lab so I introduced my friend to the people that were there and we hung out.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yesterday we spent a lot of the morning playing "assassin" with nerf guns around the building, until we (unfortunately) had to stop because we were being disruptive. It was still a lot of fun! Today I was going to help Cassie and Nadya measure tomato plants but I was unable to go because I had to set up to get direct deposit. I also got some tasks from Jake to complete. Tomorrow I'm bringing my friend Melissa into work with me.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Just another slow day, working on some research on black holes and stuff. Hung out in some of the other labs and helped plan out for our game of assassin on Wednesday. Jake should be here tomorrow so hopefully he will have some different work for me to do.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yesterday I labeled body parts on photos for Vlad, and I had to leave for 2 hours to take my road test and went to lunch. Came back to the cookout with all other interns and talked with them, and then didn't do a lot for the rest of the day. Dr. Jake isn't here for now so at the moment I don't have any work to do.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Had another slow day again yesterday. Attempted to learn how to use IDL, but it was pretty hard and I will need some help. Did some background research on super massive black holes and active galactic nuclei. Enjoyed the free pizza for lunch in the fishbowl!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Met with all the college students in my lab today, picked a project on super massive black holes to help work on. Ate lunch at Global Village with the other interns. Not a lot to do but read about quasars and active galactic nuclei.