Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mid-term nearing completion

Today I worked on my mid-term report some more. I'll likely be done ahead of Monday. Really what's left to do is just edits, and some touch-ups here and there.

- Noah

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thesis Days(12/8-12/11)

Today I spent most of my time working on my mid-term report, polishing the conclusion, and reading more reports and publications. It'd be nice if there aren't any mistakes in them.

On a college note, I will hear back soon from SMU, TCU, and MIT. Well, I'll actually know from MIT on Thursday at 5:28 PM.

- Noah

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today I worked on my mid-term report, correcting errors, updating, and trying to write a decent conclusion.

- Noah

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

thesis day- no more college days

today, I read through the papers I have so far. I'm definitely starting to understand it better. I'm also thinking about how I will organize my final paper and presentation. I think I'll talk about the actual synthesizing process and all the chemistry, etc. then talk about the real-world and potential applications. At the actual presentation, maybe I'll have a prototype biomimetic spinner.

- Noah

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dec. 2-4

I finished and submitted my UT application, and so all that's left is to touch up a couple of supplements for Rice.

As for the messed up math, the equation for stored energy should be the area of the stress-strain graph. The energy should be per unit volume. Neat. I found a mistake in a publication(?).

- Noah

Friday, December 1, 2017

College day (Dec.)

Today I worked on refining my Apply Texas essay, and made edits based on suggestions made. I plan to submit the rest of my applications in the following couple of weeks. I should be completely finished before the end of December.

- Noah

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

College work day

Today I worked on my ApplyTexas essay, and also updated/edited information in the website for my UT application.

(I also looked at audition music for MIT ensemble/jazz band so I'll be ready for auditions next year. Mainly just for any college, not just MIT. The music was for this year, so I'm not counting chicks before they hatch, I just like to be best prepared for any scenario.)

- Noah

There's a mistake in the math...?

Yesterday, I realized that the equation used in the study to find the energy stored in the silk as it is stretched is odd. The units don't work out, so I'll have to find a solution and fix it. (Dr. J confirmed that it had incorrect units.)

- Noah