Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 7

We edited our abstract this morning, and it's come a long way. It will probably be ready to be published on this blog tomorrow! 
We decided to go to a thesis defense at 10, but we accidentally went to the wrong room. (We were three floors down from where we were supposed to be). We did eventually find our way to the correct room, and the talk was pretty interesting. It was about getting nutrient information from wine grapes through remote sensing. I only understood about half of it, but it was really cool to see what exactly a thesis defense is.
For lunch, all of the interns went together to Global Village. That was really fun, because I got a chance to talk with the other interns and get to know them better. Madi and I had a really hard time deciding what to eat, but somehow we figured it out and we ended up going with what we got last week. Also, on our way to Global Village we got lost and had to look at a map, but that didn't work so we had to ask someone. It felt kinda like another team building exprience...
In the afternoon, we finished running a spectrum of our last sample. Zihao took over the spreadsheet work and adjusted the graphs so they were easier to read. Then we attempted to find graphs online to compare. I didn't have much luck, but Zihao had found three yesterday which was a pretty good start.
Emily, Madi, and Allyse decided to visit us and they said we definitely have the coolest work space. We ran a spectrum of ultramarine to show them. They also got really excited about looking at the pigments and choosing their favorite colors. 
I took these pictures last Friday when we organized the pigments, but I forgot to upload it until now:

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