Friday, August 20, 2010

The End.

Today was the last day- we held the presentations and had some tearful farewells.

Joe and Bob- Thanks so much for everything you've done to make this all possible! I had a great time and learned so much. This will definitely be one of my most memorable summers!

The end of this internship also marks the end of summer. I'm leaving for a college visit road trip in a couple minutes, so peace out tp RIT and best wishes for the coming school year!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19th


So sad :(

Today we practiced our presentations. I think ours was ok, but I think i might try to memorize the order of the slides tonight and what I'm going to say on each of them. It was really cool to hear what everyone else did this summer! I was really impressed by everyone's work and I wish i went around more often to see what people were doing.

I can't believe it's almost over! We cleaned up our desks at color science (tore down the posters of puppies and all our colorful post-it notes) and left a thank you note for the grad students who were so kind to us and let us share their office. We also got Joel and Christye a little gift (which we put a lot of thought reflects their personalities and jobs!). I'm almost dreading the end of this- that just means that school is coming up again!

August 18th

Today, we worked on our presentation cue cards. I found that it's actually very hard to explain our project in an organized, coherent way. We didn't want to be reading off the powerpoint slide, so we instead put many visual aids on it- which we will explain verbally. The problem with this is that due to the nature of our project, we have a LOT of files and programs that we use. If we explain the files, it will be difficult for the audience to understand, but if we don't explain them....then the rest of the project won't make sense. Honestly, some of our slides are just there to give people something relevant to look at while we explain.

We're not exactly sure where we lie time-wise. Our outline is four pages long at this point! We practiced a couple times today, with around 6 minutes left over every time!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17th

Today, we decided that we wanted to put in data from our Topcon camera into our presentation so its a bit more reliable. We also brainstormed a list of any possible inaccuracies in our experiment and added that into our presentation as well. Since the presentation is due tomorrow, we'll just tidy up some cue cards tomorrow morning :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16th

AHHH last week!

I'm so sad that this is our last week! This has been my first job...ever! And i'm really sad to see it end.

Madeleine and I have been working really hard on our presentation- since our project is time-dependent, we JUST finished putting our data together today. Thankfully, we've already finished our powerpoint presentation- all we have to do is put in a couple graphs and pictures.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

August 13th

Today, we did a huge chunk of our presentation. I took a lot of screenshots to show what exactly we do, but I think it'll be confusing even with illustrations. We do way too much excel work! We also went to Home Depot to pick up another blue paint chip since we lost our original. Tomorrow, we'll use the spectrophotometer on the chip and start graphing all the delta Es.

August 11th

Today, we went to the Eastman House to learn a bit about daguerreotypes. They're pretty interesting, but definitely not my kind of thing.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 10th

Today, Madeleine and I were befuddled by an alien puzzle we found in the Color Science break room.

We also went to the library to read up on some colorsci textbooks for our presentation.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 9th

I'm giving up on numbering the days, because I'm pretty sure I lost track sometime last week. Today, we finished our data collection process! How exciting :) We started analyzing our data by graphing delta E versus time for the short term component of our experiment. Unfortunately, we found that our target L*A*B values were incorrect- we'll have to start all over to find the true values of our blue. Besides that, we also worked some more on our final presentation.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Day Twenty-Three

Today, we made a video about how to operate a fundus camera for our final presentation. It took a pretty long time because on top of filming, we voiced over the iMovie, which is THE WORST software of any sort I have ever had the displeasure of using. I think it turned out pretty well though! You can view it here:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day Twenty-One

Today, we were locked out of everything. The door to the building, the door leading into the graduate student office, the office itself, the spectral measurement lab, the camera lab, and just about everything else. We ended up coming back to building 76 to find the delta e's of some of our data. It seems like our data is most likely going to end up being inconclusive.

This afternoon, we took a lot of pictures- 6 rounds between two cameras. This time, we timed everything and made sure that we noted every little change between takes.

Hopefully today's data will be more useful!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day Twenty

Today, we couldn't get the macbeth machine to work. :(

Day Nineteen

Today, we started graphing the delta e's for the short term data points and found that we didn't have enough data to conclude anything. Next week, we'll take new pictures.