On Monday, July 24, Anne and I worked hard to complete our video and make more progress on our poster! At 1:00 p.m., we met with Ben and discussed our plans for recording and storing the progress we made this summer. Afterwards, I edited our TEI paper and hoped to hear from people wanting to participate in our workshop.
On Tuesday, July 25, I completed my magnetic bases for the workshop we are conducting tomorrow! I also worked on finalizing our poster for printing tomorrow. Anne and I worked on our paper and tried to fill in the parts that we could write, specifically those pertaining to our toolkit bases. We had an impromptu meeting with Ben at 3:00 p.m. to discuss our plan for conducting the workshop tomorrow.
On Wednesday, July 26, Anne and I met with Ben at 9:00 a.m. to plan out how the workshops will go today and tomorrow. We then met with Katie at 10:00 a.m. to discuss how we will structure the discussion portion of our paper. We also updated her with our plan of action for the rest of the week. At 11:00 a.m., Kate, Gabby, and I headed over to the library to print out our shiny, new posters! Afterwards, I scarfed down some lunch and prepared materials for the toolkit session that Ben conducted around 2:15 p.m. I was able to attend most of the workshop about PhD careers outside academia. At 4:00 p.m., I conducted a workshop with a participant testing our toolkit! The workshop lasted approximately two hours, and I thought that it was great experience!
On Thursday, July 27, Anne, Kate, and I ran FIVE workshops! Admittedly, it was exhausting, but I felt accomplished afterwards! Ben also helped Anne and I clean up our workspace. 🙁 I wasn’t used to seeing my workspace so spotless…and empty. I stayed at work until about 10:00 p.m. clearing files off of my laptop and making sure all of the workshop data was accessible online. Leaving the building for the final time was definitely sentimental for me – I’ll miss our workspace, and more importantly, the people in it!
On Friday, July 28, we moved out of our dorms and turned in our keys at 9:00 a.m. Kate drove Anne, Gabby, and I over to the IMU to set up our posters. I feel that our presentations went really well! Tom gave us some helpful feedback about making our motivations for creating the example objects and bases clearer. We had a delicious lunch after the poster presentation, and then we had the keynote speaker, Dr. Sugimoto, talk to us about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM. Katie and Lamara gave some kind closing words and presented us with certificates! We all said our goodbyes 🙁 🙁 🙁 and then rushed back to Willkie to catch the bus to take us to the airport. My flight went smoothly, and I arrived safely back in Auburn at around 8:00 p.m.!
Food of the Week: My last dinner at the Laughing Planet 🙁