Hasin Anik- Vaping Pathway-Self-assessment

Technical Area:

  • Sent out surveys to understand the impact of vaping in our community.
  • Learned about FGAP, logic gates and truth tables
  • Learning how to use Quartus prime

Tools:

  • STEM-Away Forum
  • Slack
  • Intel Quartus
  • Trello

Soft Skills:

  • Communicating with a new pathway people
  • Learning to manage time for both Vaping and UX pathways.

Three Achievements:

  • Finished watching all the FGAP training and past meetings.
  • Finished the Intel course about the FGAP.
  • Successfully installed Quartus prime.

List of Meetings / Trainings Attended:

  • FPGA Trainings (7/30)
  • Team 2 Meetings (8/3)
  • New members meeting (7/30)
  • VP Office Hours (7/31 & 8/1)
  • Co-Teams meeting (8/1)

Goals

  • Complete Week 4 Deliverables
  • Start collaborating with my sub-group
  • Attend all the meetings

Tasks Completed / Hurdles Faced:

  • I finished the 30 mins Intel provided a course for the FPGA. It wasn’t working properly first but after registering for the second time worked.
  • Installed Quartus prime by following the instructions of the leads. It was very confusing since it wasn’t working first. Office Hours helped a lot.
  • Watched all the FGAP training, past 2 weeks team meeting recordings, and the orientation video to make sure I don’t get lost in the future meetings.
  • Sent out the survey and received around 40 responses. Learned a lot about different people’s first encounters with vaping, popular vaping devices, how harmful they think vaping is, etc.
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Self Assessment 2:

Session: Week 4:

Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Logic Tables and FPGAS
  • Learned about block diagrams/ features of the Flysense vaping detector.
  • Learned about the Halo vaping detector from the other team’s presentation.
  • Used data from the survey and presented it in the presentation.

Tools:

  • STEM-Away Forum
  • Slack
  • Intel Quartus Prime Software
  • Trello
  • Mural

Soft Skills:

  • Working with a team of 6 people.
  • Presented our weekly deliverables to the whole vaping team 2.
  • Connecting with people through LinkedIn
  • Learned to work in a remote setting.
  • Communicated with a team to assign tasks to individuals.

Three Achievements:

  • My team and I finished Week 3 & 4 Deliverables and presented week 4 deliverables.
  • Created a brief block diagram through Mural.
  • Successfully finished the deliverables with the team.

List of Meetings / Trainings Attended:

  • FPGA Training (8/06)
  • Vaping Team 2 Meeting (8/10)

Goals:

  • Complete Week 5 Deliverables
  • Attend all upcoming meetings and trainings.
  • Work on the logic gates.

Tasks Completed / Hurdles Faced

  • Finished week 3 deliverable by learning and presenting Flysense vaping detector.
  • Finished week 4 deliverable by researching different components of the device and come up with a block diagram.
  • Communicated with a group through Whatsapp group chat to finish weekly deliverables.
  • Presented the week 4 deliverables during the team meeting.
  • Our team planned to present our week 3 deliverable on Friday but we couldn’t because of the time constraint.
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Self Assessment 3:

Session: Week 5:

Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Learned the technological design of the vaping detector.
  • Created a block diagram for the Flysense vaping detector.
  • Learned about the Halo vaping detector’s technological design from the other team’s presentation.
  • Found some suggestions to reduce vaping.

Tools:

  • STEM-Away Forum
  • Slack
  • Intel Quartus Prime Software
  • Mural

Soft Skills:

  • Working with a team.
  • Presented our weekly deliverables.
  • Network with people through LinkedIn and start a conversation.
  • Learned to work in a remote setting.
  • Communicated with a team to assign tasks to individuals.

Three Achievements:

  • My group and I finished Week 5 Deliverables and presented it to the whole team 2.
  • Created a block diagram through Mural.
  • Learned all the features and parts of the Flysense vaping detector.

List of Meetings / Trainings Attended:

  • Vaping Team 2 Meeting (8/10)
  • FPGA Training (8/13)
  • Vaping Co-Team meeting (8/15)

Goals:

  • Complete Week 6 deliverables
  • Work with the new task-based team.
  • Attend all upcoming meetings and trainings.

Tasks Completed / Hurdles Faced

  • Finished week 5 deliverable by learning Flysense more in-depth.
  • Finished week 5 deliverable by researching different components & parts of the device and come up with a block diagram.
  • Couldn’t find any block diagrams online. Used
  • Communicated with a group through Whatsapp group chat to finish weekly deliverables.
  • Presented the week 5 deliverables during the team meeting.

Self Assessment 4:

Session: Week 6

Things Learned:

Technical Areas:

  • Wrote a brief paper with Week 6 deliverable group, which includes Executive Summary, Introduction to Vaping Detectors, Important facts and the Block Diagram for Flysense and Halo Vaping Detectors, New Block Diagram, Conclusion and Next Steps.
  • I was personally responsible for the Flysense Vaping Detector facts, Flysense Block Diagram and coming up with a new block diagram to make our new detector more effective and affordable.
  • Learned about Survey Analysis, Analysis of the current Vaping Detectors (Flysense & HALO), Suggestions to Reduce Vaping in our community.

Tools:

  • STEM-Away Forum
  • Slack
  • Intel Quartus Prime Software
  • Mural
  • Lucid Chart
  • Google Hangouts

Soft Skills:

  • Working with a new team for Week 6.
  • Presented our weekly deliverables.
  • Communicated with a team through google hangouts to finish the paper.
  • Incorporated all the ideas from the team members to the new Block Diagram.

Three Achievements:

  • Finished Week 6 Deliverables and started our paper.
  • Created a new effective and cheaper block diagram for the vaping detector.
  • Came up with a new vaping detector design to add both features of vaping detectors and smoke alarms.

List of Meetings / Trainings Attended:

  • Vaping Team 2 Meeting (8/17, )
  • FPGA Training (8/20)
  • Vaping Co-Team meeting (8/22)
  • Block Diagram Group (8/21, 8/23)

Goals:

  • Finish the final presentation and present it to the administrators.
  • Attend all upcoming meetings and training.
  • Manage time to do University work and Vaping work.

Tasks Completed / Hurdles Faced

  • Finished week 6 deliverable by reiterating findings and the features of the Flysense Detector
  • Updated the Block Diagram created in week 5.
  • Created a new block diagram using LucidChart to add all the ideas from the team members to create more affordable and efficient Vaping Detectors.
  • Our new vaping detectors combined Smoke alarm and Vaping Detector together for the purpose of making it less expensive and not noticed by students.
  • We also added more features to our new vaping detectors like calling 911 features.
  • Communicated with a group through the STEM-Away forum chat to finish weekly deliverables.
  • Attended Group meetings twice to make sure we finished each of our parts.
  • Finished the Vaping Detector Block Diagram paper.
  • Presented the week 6 deliverables during the team meeting.

Session: Week 1 - Week 7

Technical Areas:

  • Started with sending out surveys to learn about the impact of Vaping in our community.
  • Finished the initial FPGA training through Intel.
  • Learned Truth tables and Logic Gates.
  • Researched and learned about different components of two Vaping Detectors: Flysense and HALO.
  • Created a block diagram for the Flysense vaping detector based on the research.
  • Learned different suggestions to reduce vaping in our community.
  • Collaborated in a paper with the team for publication.
  • Created a block diagram for our new vaping detector which will be more affordable and tailored to the schools.
  • Attended almost all the team meeting, FPGA meetings and Co-Team meetings.

Tools:

  • STEM-Away forum
  • Slack
  • G-Suite
  • Intel Quartus Prime Software
  • Mural
  • Lucid Chart
  • Google Hangouts
  • LinkedIN

Soft-Skills:

  • Communicated with the team members through group chats.
  • Worked together to finish weekly deliverables.
  • Presented weekly deliverables to the team.
  • Managed time for both pathways: UX Research and Vaping.
  • Learned to collaborate in remote settings.
  • Assigned ourselves tasks and always hold each other accountable.
  • Made a connection with people through LinkedIn.

Three Achievements:

  • Finished all the weekly deliverables with the group members.
  • Finished the final presentation slides and presented it to the STEM-Away administrators.
  • Started the first version of the paper.

Goals:

  • Finish the paper and make it ready for publication.
  • Communicate and work with the people, who decided to work on the paper.

List of Meetings / Trainings Attended:

  • Introduction to FPGAs (7/14) (watched the recorded video),
  • FPGA Training #1 (7/16) (watched the recorded video)
  • team meeting (7/20)
  • FPGA training #2 (7/23)
  • Team meeting (7/27)
  • FPGA training #3 (7/30)
  • Vaping Co-team meeting (8/1)
  • Team meeting (8/3)
  • FPGA training #4 (8/6)
  • Week 4 Team Presentations (8/7)
  • Vaping Co-team meeting (8/8)
  • Team meeting (8/10)
  • FPGA training #5 (8/13)(watched the recorded video),
  • Team meeting (8/17),
  • FPGA training #6 (8/20)
  • Publications meeting with Mandy ( 8/21)(watched the recorded video),
  • Team meeting (8/24)
  • Team meeting (8/27),
  • FPGA Training #7 (8/27)
  • Final presentations (8/28)

Tasks Completed / Hurdles Faced:

  • Sent out surveys to different social media to receive as many responses as possible.
  • Downloaded Quartus prime from Intel and finished their introduction courses.
  • Learned about truth tables and logic gates from the FPGA training and used some of the prior knowledge from the Discrete Math class I took.
  • Finished week 3, 4 and 5 deliverables with the group of 6 people. Collaborated together using Whatsapp group chat and google slides.
  • Researched different parts and features of the Flysense Vaping Detectors.
  • Using the parts and features created our own version of Flysense block diagram.
  • For week 6 deliverables, I moved to a new team and we were responsible for coming up with a block diagram for our new designed Vaping detector.
  • Used all the suggestions and keeping the goal in mind, created a new block diagram which will be less costly and more effective in detecting vaping in schools.