Hmm so it was Henry’s 22nd birthday this past
weekend, so several of us went to Sunday Bistro with him to celebrate. A lot of
seniors are on grad school visits, so we had kind of had a belated birthday
celebration for Henry. Because he dislikes cake and chocolate gasp! I made
caramel flan instead and we surprised him in one of the lounges of Avery. We
also stayed up to play cards and chat after a long week.
I didn’t end up going to either D-Day or the OASIS
Bollywood Dance Party because I was sore from tennis and catching up on work. I
heard both parties were pretty good and Ruddock’s OPI will be next weekend.
We played again Ohio Northern on Sunday and lost 3-6. We’re now 3-2 overall and
our next match will be against UT Tyler next Tuesday. A few of us on the team decided to grab dinner together afterwards at Mr. Baguette. It was my first time there and the vietnamese sandwiches were delicious. We got Half & Half boba afterwards (check out the crazy short cups). I’m glad to be a part of the team and get spend time with these amazing girls. The weekend has gone by
so fast and now it’s back to classes and sets. It’s the final crunch before
exams begin. Avery Formal Dinner will be Tuesday night, as well as the Chemistry
Option Tea, where students and faculty can discuss research, classes, and life
in an casual and open setting. Hopefully as a chemistry option rep, I’ll be
able to attract frosh to the wonderful world of chemistry, or at least check it
Almost a year ago now, I was just about to start my first Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at JPL. NASA had sent out an email to all of their summer interns containing a social media template to announce that we had been selected as NASA interns. Excited to show my NASA pride, I posted it on my Instagram story, unaware of what would come out of this small action.
Hey hey! We’re starting a series where I walk you through my best finds for food and drinks in the Pasadena region, and in the LA metropolitan area. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, if you will (although, for copyright reasons we can’t call it that). As you explore your college options, I firmly believe that food and location are more important than your high school guidance counselor may lead you to believe. And I’m here to share my best finds from my time at Caltech with you.
Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to intern at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) under the mentorship of senior research technologist Dr. Xiaoqing Pi. Dr. Pi’s guidance and mentorship has been instrumental to the development and success of my internship at JPL, where I use machine-learning to enhance the accuracy and integrity of navigation and communication signals. In addition to helping me develop an understanding of atmospheric and ionospheric remote sensing and machine-learning, Dr. Pi has often offered his insights on how to improve my researching skills. Dr. Pi was generous enough to take the time to answer a few questions regarding his research and advice for future student interns. I believe many students can benefit from some of the lessons that he has taught me:
The transition period to remote learning was a very uncertain time, especially for research and the Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. Many hands-on projects had to pivot at the last minute to facilitate off-campus contributions. However, many Techers were able to take advantage of the research opportunities offered at Caltech and JPL to make the best out of remote learning and research. To paint a picture, I’ve interviewed a few talented Techers for some insight on what researching from home looks like for them.