Thursday, August 14, 2014

Changes and Setup (Thu 8/14)

Spent the whole morning doing a run through of everybody's presentations. Got a lot of good feedback, which led to an afternoon of tweaking, and adding animations to help the flow of the story. I also set up the Science Sphere in the Auditorium for the presentation tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yet more PowerPoint (Tue 8/12)

Came in around lunch time today, allowing me to sleep in after our Mees trip. While I was in, Jimmy and I worked on our presentation for the intern presentations on Friday.

Finishing Touches (Wed 8/13)

Put the finishing touches on our draft version of the PowerPoint for tomorrow's run through.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mees Observatory Visit (Mon 8/11)

Today was the day for our visit to the Mees Observatory down in Bristol. On a personal note, had a sad moment when we went by Bristol Ski Resort, and the whole mountain was green. When we got there, we had a pretty good time waiting for sunset, between the free food and the soccer game we started up. After that, we saw a presentation about the observatory, as well as many astronomical objects. Unfortunately, we picked a rather cloudy night, so we couldn't see much. However, once we got up to the observatory, we were able to observe the crook of the handle of the Big Dipper, which is really six stars. With the power of the Mees telescope, we were able to see three separate stars where only one is visible with the naked eye. Overall, it was a pretty cool experience, and free food and soccer are never bad things.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Undergrad Research Symposium (Fri 8/8)

Spent the day at the Undergrad Research Symposium at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. Spent the morning going around to different sessions. Got to learn about such diverse topics as Augmented Reality for use in Museums, Serious Gaming for Disaster Risk Reduction, and then went to look at the presentations by the REU students. After that, we had our presentation of the Science Sphere Suitcase, which I thought went pretty well. Finally, we went back to CIS to watch Star Wars IV, and had some free pizza.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

PowerPoints part 2 (Thu 8/7)

In place of our normal 10:30 meeting, everyone came down to view a test run of Zach and Chase's PowerPoint for the undergrad research symposium. While they had most of it fairly well off, Bethany and Dr. Messenger were able to give us a handful of suggestions which kept us busy for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PowerPoints (Wed 8/6)

Spent most of the day working on and helping with PowerPoints, both for the Undergrad research symposium, as well as for our own symposium a week from now. I helped Chase and Zach go over their outline for their presentation, as well as begin to create some slides. I also helped Jimmy with our intern slideshow, which is pretty close to completion.