Palvi Sabherwal - Vaping Pathway - Self Assessment

Things Learned:

  • HALO IOT Detector

  • How to analyze survey data

  • How to incorporate data charts and explain their purpose in a presentation

Three Achievements:

  1. Worked on Week 3 tasks with my group members.

  2. I reviewed the powerpoints and videos of the meetings I missed.

  3. I presented and finished the Week 3 presentation on time.

Tools Used:

  • G-suite

  • STEM-Away Forum

  • Slack

  • Intel FPGA Course Software

Goals for this week:

  • to attend all meetings

  • work with my team to complete this week’s assignment

  • finish Week 4 tasks on time and be ready to present

Tasks Done:

  • I created an Intel Account and have started watching videos.

  • I was able to complete the presentation with my group and present it.

  • I attended the first weekly meeting.

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Things I Learned (Technical Area):

  • Technical parts of HALO IOT
  • How design flaws can be improved
  • How to reduce vaping in school areas

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Connect with people through Linkedin

Three Achievements/ Tasks Done:

  1. Completed Week 4 presentation on time.
  2. Presented Week 4 slides with my team during the weekly meeting.
  3. Attended all meetings last week.

Tools:
*G-suite
*Slack
*STEM-Away

List of Meetings/Training:
Week 3 Meeting, FPGA Training (week 3), Co-Team Meeting, Week 4 Meeting

Goals for this week:

  • work with my team
  • finish Week 5 presentation
  • continue attending meetings
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Things I Learned (Technical Area):

  • Technical parts (internal and external) of HALO IOT
  • How to create a block diagram
  • Ways to reduce vaping and how vape devices are targeted towards certain groups

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Presentation skills

Three Achievements/ Tasks Done:

  1. Completed Week 5 presentation and presented on time with my team during the weekly meeting.
  2. Signed up to join a new team for the final report tasks.
  3. Attended all meetings last week.

Tools:
*G-suite
*Slack
*STEM-Away

List of Meetings/Training:
Week 5 Meeting, FPGA Training (week 4), FPGA Training (week 5), Co-Team Meeting, Week 6 Meeting

Goals for this week:

  • work with my new team members
  • finish Week 6 assignments
  • attend all meetings

Things I Learned:

  • How to quit vaping (ways people can use to stop vaping)
  • Ways to reduce vaping and how vape devices are targeted towards certain groups

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Presentation skills

Three Achievements/ Tasks Done:

  1. Worked with my new team members.
  2. Completed subteam report.
  3. Learned about ways to reduce vaping.

Tools:
*G-suite
*Slack
*STEM-Away

List of Meetings/Training:
Week 5 Meeting, FPGA Training (week 4), FPGA Training (week 5), Co-Team Meeting, Week 6 Meeting, Publications Meeting w/ Mandy, (wasn’t able to attend all meetings because of school)

Goals for this week:

  • attend more meetings

Final Self Assessment (Week 1 - Week 7)

Things I Did/Learned:

  • Through the FPGA trainings, personal research, and weekly meeting presentations, I learned about the technical components of HALO IOT and FlySense vape detectors.
  • I conducted surveys and analyzed data, incorporating it into the weekly presentations. I created spreadsheets and charts to include visual representations in the Google Slideshows.
  • I learned about the benefits, as well as the flaws of HALO IOT, and how to improve the design to ensure better performance in installed areas.
  • I worked with my team members on weekly assignments to produce presentations based on the given deliverables.
  • I analyzed the technical parts of HALO IOT and designed a block diagram to show the internal, as well as external parts of the detector.
  • I researched and worked with my team to generate a list of suggestions to reduce vaping in highly affected neighborhoods.

Skills Gained:

  • Communication Skills (working in groups)
  • Presentation Skills (presenting weekly slides during meetings)
  • Connecting with people (through LinkedIn)
  • Data Analysis
  • Research

Achievements/Tasks Done:

  • During Weeks 6 and 7:
    • I worked with my team members on the Suggestions section of the final Vaping Detection and Mitigation report.
    • I researched ways to reduce vaping in affected demographics, how to quit vaping, and how vaping companies market their devices.
    • I attended most meetings and presented the section I worked on during the Vaping Team 2 presentations.

Tools Used:

  • G-Suite
  • Slack
  • STEM-Away
  • Trello

Goals:

  • This week, I hope to continue working on the final report and finish editing the information.
  • I also want to attend more meetings.