I’m back at Tech! I’m going to use the amazing high speed internet here to share more photos and videos that I couldn’t post while I was in Malawi. Enjoy!
Every morning the rest of the team and I woke up early therefore we saw amazing sunrises coming over the mountains on our drive out to the health centers.
When we arrived at clinic we set up the scale, the height board, and got to work.
Many times the children jump off the scale and run away! And if they are crying too much while they’re on the scale the digital read out won’t be able to calculate their weight! Thankfully, the child below was extremely well behaved!
Next, the mother goes to talk with the nurses to learn about the food and children who are new to clinic try the food in front of the nurses. One reason the nurses have the new children eat in front of them is to judge the health of the child. If the child is not eating it is the most likely case that that child must go to the hospital that day to receive life saving care.
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.