Mandy Tran - Vaping Pathway - Self Assessment

Week 2

Technical Area:

  • Better understanding of Logic Gates and Boolean Logic
  • Introduction to Quartus Software
  • Why FPGA’s are useful and convenient

Tools Used:

  • STEM-Away Forum
  • Intel FPGA Course
    *Youtube (for research)

Soft Skills:
*Met other group members in trainings and bonding meetings
*Organizing schedule and managing time to attend meetings and finish deliverables

Three Achievements:

  1. I finished the Intel Introduction lecture.
  2. I watched videos about Boolean logic.
  3. I attended the FPGA trainings and Team meetings.

List of Meetings/Training:
7/14, 7/17, 7/20 Meetings
7/16, 7/23 FPGA Training

Goals for this week:

  • research the assigned vaping sensor
  • explore the Quartus software more
  • attend Happy Hour

#vaping-device #fpga #team-building

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Week 3

Technical Area:

  • Introduction to Trello
  • Researched Halo Vaping Sensor
  • Learned about how prevalent vaping is in different areas of US

Tools:
*Stem-Away
*Google (Meet, Slides, Calendar)
*Trello
*Quartus

Soft Skills:

  • Presenting about Halo vaping sensor to rest of the team
  • Communicating and collaborating with team to research about the product
  • Bonded with group members in Happy Hour and Co-Team meetings

Three Achievements:

  1. Watched FPGA Training video after I couldn’t attend.
  2. Presented about Halo Vaping Sensor at the Team Meeting.
  3. I attended the Happy Hour, Co-Meeting, and Team Meeting.

List of Meetings/Training:
7/27, 8/1 Meetings
7/31 Happy Hour

Goals for this week:

  • watch the verilog video
  • try the digital board challenges
  • research Halo block diagrams

#collaboration #presenting #vaping-device #research #team-building

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Week 4

Technical Area:

  • Researched technical aspects of Halo Sensor
  • Digital Trainer Challenge
  • Presented about the prevalence of vaping to Debaleena and Mandy

Tools:
*Virtual FPGA Board
*Google (Meet, Slides, Calendar)
*Web (for research)

Soft Skills:

  • Presenting about Halo vaping sensor to Debaleena and Mandy
  • Communicating with team through a group chat
  • Time managing my tasks to finish the presentation and logic challenge

Three Achievements:

  1. Completed the FPGA digital challenge with correct answers.
  2. Presented about Halo Vaping Sensor at the Week 4 Presentation.
  3. Attended the Team Meetings, FPGA Training, and Presentation.

List of Meetings/Training:
8/3, 8/10 Meetings
8/6 FPGA Training
8/7 Week 4 Presentation

Goals for this week:

  • watch the verilog video
  • create Halo block diagram
  • attend the Co-Meeting on Saturday

#team-building #collaboration #soft-skills #fpga #presenting

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Hi Mandy! These look great! Can you label which week each post is referring? Also don’t forget to hashtag any soft or technical skills you gained in the weeks.

Week 5

Technical Area:

  • Researched specific groups targeted by vaping companies
  • Completed Labs 1 & 2 of Intel FPGA Intro, worked on 3 & 4
  • Presented about Halo block diagram and potential solutions to reduce vaping

Tools:
*Virtual FPGA Board
*Quartus program
*Google (Meet, Slides, Calendar)
*Web (for research)

Soft Skills:

  • Discussing potential solutions to decrease vaping with team
  • Communicating with subteam through chat
  • Working with other team members to complete labs

Three Achievements:

  1. Worked on Intel FPGA Intro lab with team.
  2. Presented about how vaping companies target minorities and potential solutions.
  3. Attended the Team Meetings and watched videos of meetings I couldn’t attend.

List of Meetings/Training:
8/15 (couldn’t participate due to poor connection), 8/17 Meetings
8/16 Working period on labs with team

Goals for this week:

  • complete Intel FPGA Intro labs
  • design an improved block diagram for a vaping sensor
  • attend publications meeting with Mandy on Friday

#team-building #soft-skills #fpga #presenting #quartus #virtual-collaboration

Week 6

Technical Area:

  • Attend publications meeting with Mandy
  • Worked on Block Diagram report with subteam
  • Started Calculator lab

Tools:
*Virtual FPGA Board
*Quartus program
*Google (Docs, Meet, Slides, Calendar)
*Web (for research)

Soft Skills:

  • Discussing potential alternatives to current block diagrams with team
  • Communicating with subteam through chat
  • Learning about writing reports from an Intel employee

Three Achievements:

  1. Finished a small report regarding block diagrams and proposed our own alternative.
  2. Attended publications meeting to learn more about creating reports and the crucial parts.
  3. Getting more familiar with Quartus.

List of Meetings/Training:
8/21 publications meeting
8/21 & 8/23 subteam meetings
8/24 team meeting

Goals for this week:

  • complete Intel FPGA Calculator lab
  • work on writing final reports summarizing all subgroups for publication
  • present results of internship to Debaleena and Mandy on Friday

#team-building #soft-skills #presenting #quartus #virtual-collaboration #report #blockdiagram