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Week 10

This past week was the final week of our REU program. On Monday I submitted the rough draft of my final project report. On Tuesday we had a practice poster session with a few other REU groups and then Wednesday afternoon it was time for the real thing. Overall, I thought the poster session went […]

Week Ten

Becoming a pilot may be one of the coolest things someone can do. I recently learned that some of our lab directors are also pilots and fly aircraft locally in Lincoln fairly often. While I already thought they were cool, the overall cool-factor certainly spike a bit. While I can’t fly planes (yet), this week […]


Departure day. I am so sad, yesterday I said goodbye to all my friends and Nimbus staff. All of us shared incredible moments and I strongly believe that our group “Unnmaned System” was the best ever. Especially, the Nimbus lab is AMAZING and I recommend all of you guys to apply for this program the […]

Week 9

During this week I continue with my investigation, this time on redundancy. I found a publication on the basic understanding on triple modular redundancy for FPGA -based computer systems. The basic idea is that TMR is when you have three processors working simultaneously, and their outputs have voters. The voters select the most popular output. […]

Week 8

During this week I clarified the topics of my investigation that were unclear. I investigated about the effects of single event burnout (SEB) and single event gate ruptures (SEGR). These effects mostly affect power MOSFETS. The main idea is when a high energy particle strikes a power MOSFET it alters the electric field at the […]

Week Nine

Someone once told me that with writing, you only ever have a good draft; a final draft doesn’t truly exist. She was describing the feeling that a paper could always be better, but at some point, it needs to be done enough. The first time I ever experienced this was with art. For a painter, […]

Week 9: Wrapping it Up

The start of my week was dedicated to finishing up the poster. With the deadline quickly approaching (Tuesday at 5 pm), I felt the pressure creeping up, but I also knew that there was no possible way to rush machine learning. I finished my last training session at around noon on Tuesday and was able […]

Week 9

This week was really experiment heavy. We ran multiple tests to try to shave down the various confounding variables that we think may be impacting our research. I read some more literature for my paper that hopefully better explain my thought processes when helping to create the new questionnaires. I really hope these questions actually […]


Our penultimate week here. It is so sad. At the beginning of this week, I was very stressful because all of the REU students had to submint the final version of our posters to printing it in the Pixel Lab and I was still needed to gather some data.  I needed to make some outdoor […]