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{Week One} The Rhythm of Research Ain't Nine to Five

The first day at OHSU was a whirlwind. We moved into our desks, toured the beautifully confusing campus, bought our TriMet passes and received our OHSU Intern badges. In the afternoon, we met with my mentor, Dr.

Code for Days: A CMOP Experience

07/07/2015 Day 22

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have spent the past two hours figuring out how the convert my string of characters into factors. But at long last I have success. Stage one is complete, and I have time on the x-axis. It took an unearthly amount of google searches and an underwhelming one line of code but ehh. 

Code for Days: A CMOP Experience

07/06/2015 Day 21

I had a great weekend. The forth was amazing; I watched the fireworks off Hawthorn Bridge and went to the Blues Festival. Also my roommate, her parents and grandparents went with me to Fogo de Chao, an amazing Brazilian Steak House. Portland is so much fun.

 But either way I have figured out how to plot all of the phyco data, so next step is looking at breaking it into years. 

A heat wave of excitement- Wk 3

Week 3!  Yes I made it through week three.  So much research, so much information and so much excitement. My excitement consists of preparing for my trip to Siberia.  Yes, you heard that right! I am heading to Siberia with my senior mentor Jon Waterhouse for three weeks and I couldn't be more excited.  We get to meet the indigenous people of the area known as reindeer herders.  We will also be taking a fish sample form the Lena river to see how much methylmercury concentration is within the fish.

CMOP through new eyes- Wk 2

Greetings! Week number two started with a a bit of excitement! The CMOP site visit started with a full spread of free breakfast. I know, how exciting! But on the serious note, there is so much research going on throughout the CMOP institution! Lots of research has been conducted on the Columbia River Estuarine.  Many modeling systems are also creating tons of pertinent information to better understand what is going on within the river system.  During lunch time, the students were able to take time to visit and conversate with the site visit team.

Week 9 & 8 – Understand Information and Gathering Data: Water-Quality Data, Yukon River Basin

Upon arrive to OHSU – CMOP, meeting my Mentor Charlies Seaton and getting assigned to a Cubicle. Working in same Deportment as Carolina Johnson, another internship and roommate; even though we work in the same building not doing the same project.

Code for Days: A CMOP Experience

07/03/2015 Day 20

So today was actually a holiday so no work for me. I have never heard of having the third of July of as well as the fourth. 

Code for Days: A CMOP Experience

07/02/2015 Day 19

Alrighty, today I spoke with Dr. Peterson again and my official short term task is making a time series of phycoerythrin data. The data is all loaded, but there are a few things that I need to do to get just what Dr. Peterson wants. First I need to be able to graph by year instead of month. Then I need to make sure the x-axis is correctly labeled as time, which is something that has consistently proved problematic. But I’m feeling really good about having a set goal.  

Code for Days: A CMOP Experience

07/01/2015 Day 18

Today we finaly got some cell count data. My partner uploaded it and I was working on isolating our salinity data from the CT sensor. Everything is set for work so Yay! Also we are having intern pictures tomorrow so hopefully I won’t look like a train wreck. 


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