Jiayun Chen - Vaping Pathway - Self Assessments

Jiayun (J) Chen

Week of July 14, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Overview of Things Learned:

  • History of tobacco use

  • Health risks of vape and cigarettes

  • How vape work

  • Different types of vaping devices and detectors

  • Ways to encourage people to take surveys

  • Research about vaping detector - HALO

  • Logic gates and truth tables

  • How to efficiently organize data from vaping survey

  • Understand basic verilog

Technical Area:

  • Understand the function of vaping detector - HALO

  • Create a Google form to survey people in my neighborhood

  • Downloading and running Intel software (Quartus)

  • Researching about vaping detectors (HALO and Flysense)

  • Uniforming data

  • Use QAR to practice logic gates and truth tables

  • Learn basic verilog

Tools:

  • Intel software

  • Google spreadsheet, form, calendar, mail, drive

  • Excel

  • Trello

  • DIfferent platforms to share vaping surveys

Soft Skills:

  • Problem-solving Intel + Google forms and Spreadsheets errors/concerns

  • Researching about vaping detector

  • Team work

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Public speaking

Achievement Highlights:

  • Hosted first co-team meeting

  • Uniformed all 275 data inputs on google spreadsheet/excel

  • Highlighted the difference and similarities between vaping detectors

  • Work together with team to host Happy Hour

  • Gather over 200 survey inputs from people from different areas

  • Successfully download and run Intel software

  • Help troubleshoot simple Intel software problems

Meetings attended:

  • Introduction to FPGA on July 14th

  • Team meeting on July 14th

  • FPGA Training on July 16th

  • Happy hour on July 17th

  • Team meeting on July 20th

  • FPGA Training on July 23rd

  • Happy hour on July 24th

  • Team meeting on July 27th

  • Lead Meeting with Intel on July 29th

  • Office Hours on July 29th

  • FPGA Training on July 30th

  • Happy Hour on July 31st

  • Co-team meeting on Aug. 1st

  • Team meeting on July 20th

  • FPGA training on July 23rd

  • Happy Hour on July 24th

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Plan for next co-team meeting

  • Complete analyzing data results by creating 20 graphs

  • Compile pro/con and similarities/differences for vaping detectors

  • Gather information together for team presentation

Tasks Done:

  • Researched and learn more about vaping detectors (Flysense and HALO)

  • Gathered survey data about vaping

  • Created and analyze Google spreadsheet for survey data

  • Downloaded and run Intel software and lab materials

  • Uniformed personal data results

  • Compared and contrast vaping detectors (HALO and Flysense)

  • Watched additional videos about verilog and logic gates + truth tables

  • Watched Quartus Prime Introduction video

  • Organized pro/con and similarities/difference into table entries

#leadership #public-speak #communication #teamwork

Jiayun (J) Chen

Week of Aug. 3, 2020 - Aug. 9, 2020

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Compare and contrast the vaping detectors - HALO and FlySense
  • Prepared a presentation PowerPoint with team members for a mid-project showcase
  • Planned agenda and took minutes for a co-team meeting in Google Doc.

Tools:

  • Google Suite: Gmail, Drive, Spreadsheets, Doc., Calendar, PowerPoint, Meet to collaborate with other teammates
  • Used Trello for weekly assignments
  • Used FPGA board to practice logic gates and truth tables

Soft Skills:

  • Brainstorm ideas to deduce the cost of vaping detectors
  • Time managing different weekly tasks with different due dates
  • Technical presenting mid-project findings to Debaleena and Mandy
  • Planning second co-team meeting
  • Informing group leads to prepare a short idea of next week’s goals and tasks
  • Problem-solving FPGA logic gates and truth tables challenges
  • Organized team tasks for the upcoming week

Achievement Highlights:

  • Finished all of the weekly tasks before the deadline
  • Participated in mid-project presentation
  • Planned and hosted the second co-team meeting
  • Helped plan and host FPGA training
  • Provided ideas for teammates to increase survey responses
  • Advise team members upon soft skills, technical skills, and presentation skills

Meetings attended:

  • Team meeting on Aug 3rd
  • Team lead meeting on Aug 4th
  • Office Hour on Aug 5th
  • FPGA training on Aug 6th
  • Presentations on Aug 7th
  • Co-team meeting on Aug 8th

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Use .qar file to do Intel Quartus training lab 1
  • Plan and host the third co-team meeting with an emphasis on team-building by challenging the teams to work together as a group
  • Gathering more information about how cigarettes usage decreased in popularity
  • Understand the chemicals involved in vaping devices
  • Understand block diagrams and create a list of components to add to vaping detector functionality
  • Write up collected survey data and analysis

Tasks Done:

  • Read and analyze three articles about people experiences with vaping detectors
  • Analyze data collected from New York residents about their vaping experiences
  • Allocate different presentation and research tasks to each member of the team
  • Host the second co-team meeting with an emphasis on teamwork by building off each other’s works in the prior weeks

#brainstorm #time-management #technical-leadership #planning #informing #organization #problem-solving

Jiayun (J) Chen

Week of Aug. 10, 2020 - Aug. 16, 2020

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Learn about block diagram
  • Learn more about FGPA, truth tables, and logic gates through working Quartus training lab
  • Read and analysis dense science articles and publication regarding experiments of the influence vaping devices has on humans

Tools:

  • LinkedIn
  • Google Suite
  • Trello
  • STEM-Away platform
  • Zoom
  • Quartus

Soft Skills:

  • Collaborate with Raina to research about chemicals involved in vaping devices and cigarettes and their effects on the human body
  • Organize a PowerPoint with the other leads for FPGA training
  • Network with HALO’s VP of Operations and Product Development to understand more about HALO’s Smart Detector
  • Problem solve wifi internet connection issues
  • Flexibility in schedule in order to accommodate Frank Jacovino’s availability
  • Communicate with my team leads for them to host Co-team meeting due to internet and service issues preventing me from hosting meeting

Achievement Highlights:

  • Reached out to Frank Jacovino over LinkedIn asking for a scheduled meeting with him to understand more about HALO detector
  • Connect with Frank Jacovino over Zoom to understand more about HALO detector
  • Reached out to the other team leads asking for help to host Co-team meeting
  • Took detailed minutes for meeting with Jacovino for the group leads to refer back to and for team members to look over

Meetings attended:

  • Team meeting on Aug 10th
  • Office Hour on Aug 12th
  • FPGA training on Aug 13th
  • HALO Meeting with VP of Operation, Frank Jacovino, on Aug 14th
  • Happy Hour on Aug 14th

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Plan and host the fourth co-team meeting with an emphasis on team communication by challenging the team to support each other
  • Continue with Quartus training lab
  • Continue research in the chemicals involved in vaping devices and its effect on the human body
  • Revise survey write-up into a research paper style writing
  • Create a box diagram of HALO detector
  • Continue to network with VP of Operation from HALO understand the hardware of vaping detector

Tasks Done:

  • Use .qar file to do the first Intel Quartus training lab
  • Plan the third co-team meeting with an emphasis on team-building by challenging the teams to work together as a group
  • Understand the chemicals involved in vaping devices in comparison to cigarettes and their effects on the human body
  • Added two elements to vaping detector block diagram
  • Write up a personas for an adult who’s transitioning into quitting smoking by using alternative vape devices and analyze for New York data collected from survey

#collaboration #organisationskills #networking #problem-solving #flexibility #communication

Jiayun (J) Chen

Week of Aug. 17, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Learn more about FGPA, truth tables, and logic gates through working Quartus training lab
  • Read and analysis dense science articles and publication regarding experiments of the influence vaping devices has on humans

Tools:

  • LinkedIn
  • Google Suite
  • Trello
  • STEM-Away platform
  • Zoom
  • Quartus

Soft Skills:

  • Detailed and concise writing on survey analysis and extra research findings
  • Organized co-team meeting
  • Network with professionals from Soter Technologies to understand more about FlySense detector
  • Conflict resolve FlySense no vaping box of material confliction through constant communication between team members and Soter Technologies
  • Creative thinking for restructuring co-team meeting agenda to be more engaging for team members

Achievement Highlights:

  • Reached out to Kerrin Kallmann over LinkedIn asking for a scheduled meeting with her to understand more about FlySense detector
  • Connect with Kerrin Kallmann over Zoom to understand more about FlySense detector
  • Took detailed minutes for meeting with Kerrin Kallmann for the group leads to refer back to and for team members to look over

Meetings attended:

  • Team meeting on Aug 17th
  • Research Paper Writing with Dr. Mandy on Aug 19th
  • Office Hour on Aug 19th
  • FPGA training on Aug 20th
  • Soter Technologies Meeting on Aug 20th
  • Happy Hour on Aug 21th
  • Co-team Meeting Aug 22th

Goals for the Upcoming Week:

  • Provide a second and third revision and feedback on research paper
  • Prepare the research paper for final draft to be published
  • Critical think other ways in which one can further mitigate the problem of vaping

Tasks Done:

  • Work on Quartus labs
  • Give team members feedback on their respective portion of the research paper
  • Revise written portions of research paper
  • Write the extra research portion in the final research paper

Jiayun (J) Chen

Week of Aug. 24, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area:

  • Read and analysis dense science articles and publication regarding experiments of the influence vaping devices has on humans

Tools:

  • LinkedIn
  • Google Suite
  • Trello
  • STEM-Away platform
  • Zoom
  • Quartus

Soft Skills:

  • Problem solve extra section writing portion
  • Assign tasks to each individual based on their strengths and interests
  • Understand team members availabilities in problem solving around schedule conflicts
  • Communicate with team members about upcoming week’s plan and task
  • Maintaining communication between FlySense and HALO to ask about publication of research paper

Achievement Highlights:

  • Complete final draft of research paper

Meetings attended:

  • Team meeting on Aug 24th
  • FPGA training on Aug 27th (recording)
  • Team 2 Presentation on Aug 28th

Tasks Done:

  • Provide a second and third revision and feedback on research paper
  • Prepare the research paper for final draft to be published
  • Critical think other ways in which one can further mitigate the problem of vaping

Jiayun (J) Chen

Overview of this Internship:

Technical Area:

  • Learned logic gates, truth tables, and basic verilog coding to help accomplish several Quartus Labs using FPGA
  • Read and analysis dense science articles on different areas of research to understand vaping
  • Research about several vaping detectors to learn how to put together a simple block diagram of a vaping detector

Tools:

  • Zoom
  • Google Suite
  • LinkedIn
  • Trello
  • STEM-Away platform
  • Quartus/Intel Software

Soft Skills:

  • Communication between several parties: team member, team leads, Debaleena, Mandy, and two vaping detector companies
  • Problem solve all technical issues throughout the internship
  • Organize various meetings
  • Collaborate with various members in order to accomplish weekly tasks

Achievement Highlights:

  • Network with organization professional to understand more about vaping detectors and the detection of chemicals present in vape clouds
  • Plan and host several team meetings
  • Gather and organize enormous amounts of data information about one’s experiences with vaping
  • Research to understand different chemicals in vape and its effect on the body
  • Network with vaping companies to meet with representatives to learn about vaping detectors and ways to mitigate the problem of vape

Meetings Attended:

  • Almost all meetings attended/watched recording

Tasks Done:

  • Completed all tasks assigned to me every week
  • Accomplished participant weekly assignments and tasks as well as project leads duties and tasks