My second week wasn’t all that eventful, although it was also a short week with an Army day on Friday. I mostly worked in (and still learning) MatLab using some sample data from previous experiments. Looking at the data and seeing how it fits together definitely helps solidify some of the abstract concepts we had gone over last week. Otherwise, despite my realization from last week, there was a lot of ambiguity as to what exactly I’ll be researching. Thankfully, with the help from the RECCS staff, my mentors and I were able to clear that up.
Other than that, it was very interesting to hear from our guest speaker on Wednesday, Christine Wiedinmyer, and her winding path to being Associate Director for Science for CIRES. It was also nice to be able to spend some time with my fellow peers outside of the usual work week, and decompress, especially from all the coding errors!