Friday, July 8, 2016

Data Crunching

This week, follow me as I plot my data! I know that doesn’t sound very exciting, but I promise it might be exciting.

Unknown-1.jpeg I went to the lab this morning but there was a note on the door. “Aaron we are in a meeting so please make yourself at home in the meantime ~Choh”. So I did just that, I went in and made myself at home, I setup my laptop where I normally sit and waited. A few minutes later Dr. Helman as well as all the other researchers came down from the hallway. They explained that each week, the new “lab meeting day” will be on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. So I made a note of that and went on and started plotting my data. Plotting data is really easy once you get the hang of it. I made a table on Microsoft Excel and was able to calculate the average as well as the standard deviation of the data sets. I did another protein assay and left it in the incubator. Then I went to eat. It was interesting having to deal with the new version of excel. Mr. Choh was really frustrated with some of the newer design changes to the program. 


After that it was about time to wrap things up. It was a pretty simple day, I didn’t do a whole lot, but that’s okay. On the way back, I actually managed to ride the metro back to Bethesda station all on my own. I don’t like to toot my own horn but that was quite an accomplishment for myself.

Thanks for reading! Comments are welcome and I’ll be sure to respond.
Aaron J.

1 comment:

  1. Aaron, this is exciting work! When I did lab research as a Biology student, I had to look at sleeping fruit flies under a microscope. Your research sounds much more exciting. :) I can't wait to see a picture of your organized notebook. Keeping accurate, organized records is very important in a lab setting.

    Keep up the good work!

    Kim Janes