Anna Hsu-Vaping Pathway-Self Assessment

Overview of things learned:

  • Technical Area
    • Learned facts about Vaping and current detection devices
    • Conducting user surveys and coming up with survey questions
    • Understanding FPGAs, Boolean Logic, Look Up Tables, and Logic Gates
    • Using Quartus Prime
  • Tools
    • Slack
    • Google Meets
    • G Suite
    • Quartus Prime
    • StemAway Platform
  • Soft Skills
    • Independent learning
    • Communicating with team members

Three Achievements:

  • Watched webinars and training to better understand vaping and FPGAs
  • Watched Intel FPGA workshop
  • Successfully installed Quartus Prime

Meetings/Trainings Attended:

  • Week 1: 7/14 Introduction to FPGAs webinar, 7/14 Kickoff Meeting, 7/16 FPGA Training
  • Week 2: 7/20 Team Meeting, 7/23 FPGA Training
  • Week 3: 7/27 Team Meeting

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Obtain 50+ survey responses
  • Work with team to complete Deliverables
  • Attend all meetings

Tasks Done:

  • Created Intel account to access Intel FPGA workshop. Although I ran into some errors while trying to launch the workshop, I was able to after using suggestions made by other team members
  • Successfully installed Quartus Prime after using a different computer as my computer did not have enough space for the program
  • Sent out a copy of the survey but having trouble obtaining 50+ responses
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Week 3
Overview of things learned:

  • Technical Area
    • Learned about Halo vaping detector
    • Analyzing and summarizing data
    • General prevalence of vaping in the area
  • Tools
    • Slack
    • Google Meets
    • G Suite
    • Quartus Prime
    • StemAway Platform
    • Trello
  • Soft Skills
    • Independent learning
    • Communicating with team members
    • Analyzing data

Three Achievements:

  • Collected 50+ responses for vaping survey
  • Completed Week 3 Deliverables with partner
  • Watched FPGA training

Meetings/Trainings Attended:

  • 7/29 Office Hours
  • 7/31 Happy Hour
  • 8/1 Co-team Meeting

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Learn more about FPGAs
  • Complete Week 4 Deliverables
  • Attend all meetings

Tasks Done:

  • Completed Week 3 Deliverables-my partner and I did the deliverables then came together to compile our ideas
  • Completed presentation for Week 3 Deliverables-my partner and I made slide shows with graphs for our data. Originally, we planned on presenting together, however, I was not able to make the Team Meeting due to other schedule conflicts
  • I was able to get 50+ responses after posting the survey on a few Facebook groups but after cleaning up the data, found only around 47 that could be useful in the data

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Week 4

Overview of things learned:

  • Technical Area
    • Learned more about Halo vaping detector and other detectors
    • Block diagrams
    • Analyzing and summarizing data
    • Ways to prevent vaping
    • FPGAs and Logic Functions
  • Tools
    • Slack
    • Google Meets
    • G Suite
    • Quartus Prime
    • StemAway Platform
    • Trello
  • Soft Skills
    • Independent learning
    • Problem Solving
    • Communication
    • Presentation

Three Achievements:

  • Completed Week 4 Deliverables and presentation
  • Found more information on the HALO vape detector
  • Completed Quartus Logic Function Trainer

Meetings/Trainings Attended:

  • 8/6 FPGA Training
  • 8/7 Week 4 Team Presentations
  • 8/8 VP Co-team Meeting
  • 8/10 VP Team 2 Week 5 Meeting

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Attend all meetings
  • Complete Week 5 Deliverables
  • Learn more about using Quartus and Logic Functions

Tasks Done:

  • Completed Week 4 Deliverables with partner: we did deliverables individually then compiled into presentation. We were also unable to find a block diagram for the HALO detector so I ended up trying to make one
  • Presented at Week 4 Team Meeting: I covered my partner’s part since the meeting ran longer than expected
  • I successfully completed all 10 of the challenges on Quartus: originally, I had some problems with opening the .qar file on Quartus but I eventually overcame it