Akhil's 46th Blog
The whole summer module has led up to this moment. I am finally presenting 5 of the projects that I did during this module to the rest of my peers. The projects I chose to present were my final portfolio page, block 1 modeling project on COVID-19 in NYC, the messing with Aaron and Ernie GIMP mini-project, the background selection Krista project, and lastly the dice roll model with the database. I presented second today, and I usually like doing so all the time so I get a general idea of how I should present, in addition to the fact that I get to present early :). I think my presentation went fairly well. I got through all the points that I wanted to talk about, and I was able to answer any question that was asked of me. I did stutter a couple of times here and there while presenting, but it was not anything too big to be extremely noticeable. Afterwards, 4 others presented their projects, and I listened along. Their modeling projects were all interesting because they all presented different topics, such as the Haber model, forest fire model, and the release of endorphins.
Reflecting on My Time as an Apprentice
Well my time as an apprentice here at Shodor seems to be coming to a close. I have had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed doing all sorts of different projects that relate to computational science. I remember at the beginning of the apprenticeship, I was completely unsure about how this would be, and if I would stick to it, because my work was starting to pile up this year, with school, Shodor, and other extracurricular activities. I am so glad I stuck with this program because I learned so much in every single module, and I hope to learn even more. At the moment, I am kind of undecided on whether or not I want to pursue the internship, mostly because of my own schedule, however, I feel like it would be best for me to do it, so most likely I will apply for the internship. This is also my last blog post, so see you guys later!