This has been an interesting month! I was thinking about who I was last year (June 2020), and I gotta say: I’ve changed so much. I feel like I’ve become more mature and responsible. In addition to that, I feel more focused and motivated than ever before. Perhaps it’s because I finally found what I’m… Continue reading June 2021 recap
Officially, I graduated in December 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude from San Diego State University 🎓 However, SDSU doesn’t do Fall commencements. And we had a pandemic which cancelled a lot things, so all normal in-person graduation commencements were put on hold anyway. Fortunately, SDSU decided to host a… Continue reading Undergrad Graduation 2021 Edition
Holy moly, so much has happened to me as the Spring 2021 semester came to a close. Our Feminist Future(s) Hackathon “We want to call work what is work so that eventually we might rediscover what is love” – Silvia Federci I learned the above quote as I’m volunteering for the Our Feminist Future(s) hackathon.… Continue reading 1st semester as a grad student is done!
I passed my mock assay today 😀 It went better compared to last week’s mock assay. I think rewriting all the steps in the checklist in my own words really helped me understand the protocol better! To be fair, I was supposed to rewrite all the steps before the first mock assay. More specifically, on… Continue reading Estradiol Redemption!
Aww man. Yesterday, I performed my mock assay and I messed up my estradiol saliva assay. Here’s a list of all the things I did wrong 😭😅 Had too many air bubbles in my pipette I pipetted a saliva sample into a well that was supposed to be empty I didn’t fill up my estradiol… Continue reading Estradiol Oopsies
I feel like “devices” doesn’t sound right. Because ultimately, we’re interfacing the software side (the VR application) with the user (in real life physical space). Anywayyyyy Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. James Gehringer from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We talked about the VR applications that he does in… Continue reading VR Devices/Interfaces with Dr. James Gehringer
I didn’t win the NSF GRFP, but I got an Honorable Mention! I’m super duper proud that I made it so close!!! 🥳 I’ll have to try again next time 😊 The reviews were fair and understandable, and I appreciate the feedback. I also found it reassuring that all the reviews agreed that I’m qualified… Continue reading NSF GRFP 2021 Honorable Mention!!
My first Usabilathon has come to end! It started last Friday (March 5) and lasted an entire week. My team and I used Axure RP 9 to create our prototype. I really like Axure, it was easy and fun to use. I also liked how collaborating Axure was similar to Git. Instead of pushing and… Continue reading Usabilathon – Empathizing with user and other lessons learned
I hope I’m not jinxing anything hehe. I’ve been told that sometimes, it will seem like winter is ending but then it starts snowing again in March or April. But the weather has been warming up in Ames, IA. BYE BYE WINTER! Never in my life have I been excited for weather below 65 degrees… Continue reading Made it through winter(?) 👀
I don’t want to let January end without a single post, so here it is! I’m officially all done with my undergrad education hehe. As of December 31, 2021, I have graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University. And below are a few grad photos (thanks… Continue reading Late grad pics, and surviving my first week as a PhD student