During the time I am given through academy time, I will study bioinformatic skills and do mini projects using already set up online databases and websites. This will involve computer science skills as well as biology information. The main base for these mini projects will be evolution and genetics. While doing this project, no resources other than public data and a computer will be needed. The only problems I foresee are not being able to meet with my adviser Dr. Rohrbaugh often due to her busy schedule and getting acquainted with the website I will use. These shouldn't be major road blocks since I only truly need an adviser to get started, so after one meeting with Dr. Rohrbaugh, I should be set. My goal with this skill building is to have enough information at the end of the semester to start my own project that is more advanced or begin an internship next year.