Research Log



  • Thursday, July 26 Tragan and I finished up the presentation, and ran it by Dr. Sattler and Roja. We practiced it a couple of times, and I don’t feel too bad about ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell
  • Wednesday, July 25 We had a meeting this morning before we took our final posters to the printer, and made few last-minute changes. The actual printing only took a few minutes, and ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell
  • Tuesday, July 24 Tragan and I rode with Dr. Sattler down to Midlothian to tour the Holcim cement plant. We got a basic overview of how cement is made, and looked at the ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell
  • Monday, July 23 Roja gave us some feedback on our posters; I may have to do some rearranging. Tragan and I got started on our PowerPoint presentation, which is the last big thing ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:53 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell
  • Tuesday, July 17 We did some work today, and there was a social event from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Barbecue was catered, and afterwards we bowled until closing. I can ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:53 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell
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Thursday, July 26

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

Tragan and I finished up the presentation, and ran it by Dr. Sattler and Roja. We practiced it a couple of times, and I don’t feel too bad about it at all. I still don’t like public speaking, but I can power through it.

Wednesday, July 25

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

We had a meeting this morning before we took our final posters to the printer, and made few last-minute changes. The actual printing only took a few minutes, and our posters came out right the first time, which was a nice surprise. Tragan and I are nearing completion of the PowerPoint presentation. After that, I can put together my reflection paper and add everything to my website, and I should be good to go.

Tuesday, July 24

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:56 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

Tragan and I rode with Dr. Sattler down to Midlothian to tour the Holcim cement plant. We got a basic overview of how cement is made, and looked at the buildings where different processes take place. Since cement wasn’t actually being made at the time, we may have not seen things in as much detail, but it was a very interesting experience for sure.

Monday, July 23

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:53 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

Roja gave us some feedback on our posters; I may have to do some rearranging. Tragan and I got started on our PowerPoint presentation, which is the last big thing left to do. The reflection paper and the website hopefully won’t be too problematic.

Tuesday, July 17

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:53 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

We did some work today, and there was a social event from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Barbecue was catered, and afterwards we bowled until closing. I can’t feel my thumb.

Monday, July 16

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:52 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

There was no meeting today. Instead, today was “Interview Day.” Basically, we were asked questions about what we thought of the REU, a bit of background information about us; things like that. It was very casual and only took about twenty minutes.

Friday, July 13

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:52 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

We had a meeting as usual, and discussed the results of the simulations. I have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done as far as putting together the presentation and making the results digestible.

Thursday, July 12

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:51 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

We watched a short film about particulate pollutants today. It was kind of interesting, although they didn’t really go into very much detail. Also, the output table is now complete, so tomorrow I suppose we’ll sort out what we want to look at in our presentation. I’ll probably try to do something to my website as well.

Wednesday, July 11

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:51 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

Today’s meeting only lasted three hours, so I’ll have to put in a couple of hours later tonight. The outputs table is just about done, and then we can begin the final part of this project.

Tuesday, July 10

posted Jul 26, 2012, 5:50 PM by Nathaniel Tidwell

There was no meeting today, as we had a tour of the Cowboys Stadium scheduled for 10:45 AM. It’s really hard to picture just how massive it is until you see it yourself, and, even then, it’s still difficult to comprehend. I really haven’t done as much work today as I should have, but I think I can knock out a couple things by tomorrow.

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