Self assessment for week 6/7 - 6/13
Technical area: I learned the main idea of the CRC paper and picked up some related biology or genetics concepts. I also learned basic Python and enhanced my R skills that could be used toward the project.
Tools: R, Python, GEO database, Google Suite.
Soft skills: I learned a lot of useful virtual meeting etiquette from the logistic meeting. I also practiced communication skills with people that I never met before when the new team was formed and when we discussed the paper in breakout rooms. I got to know the functions of GSuite and the STEM-Away forum in more detail and can now use them wisely to manage notifications, calendars, etc.
Re-familiarized myself with R and learned a lot more in-depth functions.
Learned Python quite quickly by transferring my Java knowledge.
Researched and studied the biological concepts behind the paper.
List of training and meetings attended:
6/1 technical webinar, 6/1 team meeting, 6/2 R training, 6/3 technical webinar, 6/5 R training, 6/6 Python training, 6/8 team meeting, 6/9 R training, 6/9 Python training, 6/10 logistic meeting, 6/10 technical webinar, 6/11 team meeting, 6/12 welcome session, 6/12 R training.
Completed all the R and Python training related exercises. Read and tried to understand the paper as well as studying the data that will be used for the project.
Goals for the upcoming week:
Continue to learn about the biology and techniques used behind the paper. Get started on quality control assessment of the data that we will be using for the project. Sharpen my R and Python skills and use them toward the project.
Switch of roles:
I would like to switch from an observer to a participant since I was enrolled in the July session as a participant and that is being pushed out.