I am a senior in Electrical Engineering. Alongside my undergraduate career, I am also pursuing my Masters degree in Systems Engineering. I currently work with the school’s 2013 Solar Decathlon team doing research and development of a home monitoring and control system. The home will be constructed and transported in time to participate in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition in October of 2013. I am an RA, TA, and a member of Gear & Triangle. I'm taking a light load of classes in efforts to enjoy what’s left of my academic career. I enjoy the beach, bike riding, laying in hammocks and road tripping to just about anywhere that takes a back road, after all life is a highway. Any mix of summertime and a mechanical bull is my kinda party. One day my wish is to move to down south to a country boy’s world and hit the ground running as a professional engineer. All my friends say I like doin’ my thing as the days go by because I don’t believe in regrets. Being my last year in college, it’s days like these that go by way too fast. So while New York may not be my town, it’ll do for now and one day, just maybe, I’ll watch another sundown in an amarillo sky. Until then, I look forward to senioritis, job searching, and country music.
Good morning #nycskyline (at Solar Decathlon Build Site)
World’s smallest movie created by moving individual atoms
AP: IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-motion movie ever - a one-minute video of individual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline.
Each frame measures 45 by 25 nanometres there are 25 million nanometres in an inch but hugely magnified, the movie is reminiscent of early video games, particularly when the boy bounces the ball off the side of the frame accompanied by simple music and sound effects.
I tried to surprise mb with a visit this weekend but my mother spoiled it in a text message. Oh well. Anyway I made a friend at the megabus bus stop that night, his name was Augy and he was also visiting his girlfriend for the weekend. He had the most annoying laugh but that all mellowed out when he lit up a joint and asked if I wanted a hit. Anyway, surprise spoiled, my early morning appearance was much appreciated in 301 and we got bagels for breakfast (one of those things I’m gonna miss….alot). Walked all the way to Harvard and found a killer spot for pizza and $5 pitchers of PBR. Being my favorite cheap beer, I was lovin’ it and the pizza was actually on par with some of the places back in NY/NJ. The moving company called and scheduled the dates for my stuff to get picked up and dropped off and we soaked in the sun the rest of the day in the park, food shopped, watched Arrested Development and started Greek. The next day we explored a small toy store hung out around campus, and tried Shipyard for the first time. (Wasn’t super crazy about it), roasted a cauliflower. Monday, we ate steak at Franks and it was stellar. Followed it up with an hour of Candlepin bowling where I pretended to be a Tufts grad student to get in for free. I don’t really know how to describe Candlepin bowling except that it’s Canadian, the “bowling ball” is more or less a bocci ball, and some very very odd people play it. None the less I had a blast and as crappy as we all did, I’d go again for sure. Tuesday was a big homework day or I should really just start calling it a thesis since that’s what it is. The last thing that separates me from graduating! After a day’s worth of working / studying we cooked some raviolis and slept until I got walked to the T to head back home. 99% of me doesn’t was to be on this bus right now and 1% is going to try and make a comfortable bed out of the two seats I’m taking up. Goodnight!
Everything from the weather to the presentations to the Sam Summer Ale was awesome. Even getting a quick workout in before suiting up was great. My Senior Design team placed second in the project plan pitch competition and we celebrated with quality hot dogs and Oreo ice cream sandwiches but everything became exponentially better when my mom called and surprised me with a visit to campus. I haven’t really seen either of my parents one on one for a pretty long time just quick visits home to grab my car. It really meant the world to me to show my Mom around campus introduce her to the guys and girls I see every day. Showing off the work I’ve done and the work my friends have done, it was such a great experience to share. She even met my RA Coordinator who put out his cigarette just to say hi. After a visit to the construction site of the house I’m working on we came to the realization that it would be the last time she’d be up to visit since graduation is off campus this year. It really made me appreciate the hour she spent walking around chatting and looking at tri-fold boards, submarines, airplanes, canoes, and cars. As a soon to be freshman in Engineering, I wish my brother could have made it out but regardless I had an absolute blast.