This past week has been EXHAUSTING. It was a whirlwind of exams and getting everything finished up for Grace Hopper.
GREs were on Monday. I took about 3 hours and I’m happy with my scores. They aren’t official for another week or so, but I got an estimate right after the test was over. I’m glad I have one less thing to worry about when it comes to grad school applications.
Tuesday I had my Web Data Management midterm and Thursday was Algorithms. PHEW! Both went well, I think. We also gave the demo for our first team project in Web Data Management. This was the first time I really had to do a demo for an instructor like this. I had one demo for Systems in the spring, but it definitely wasn’t anything like this. Now I know what to expect for next time- the prof actually asking us why we chose to do things certain ways, etc.
After exams finished, I was able to focus back on grad school stuff. I’m working on getting my three essays written for the NSF grant, which is due Nov 13th. I know that the deadline is going to come at me way too fast, so I want to get rough drafts written for everything. I have a personal statement draft for grad school applications done, so I’m hoping to use at least some of that for NSF. I’ve also got a draft of my previous research done. All that’s left is the research proposal. I have an idea for it, but I have to do some more background research first to make sure it’s viable. I hope so because it will be pretty good, and go fairly painlessly (I hope) once I have the research bit done.
My CREU research is also experiencing some forward momentum, as I’m starting the process of collecting wattage data. I’m hoping after I get back from Grace Hopper to have some more done!
Off to Baltimore!!