Although tomorrow is the last day of classes, I still have a number of things to wrap up before school is over, including 4 large projects and 2 finals!!
However, I am kicking off the summer by traveling to Taiwan next saturday for the conclusion of the Viterbi Ipodia class that I’ve been involved in. We’ve been meeting jointly with Peking University in Beijing and the National Taiwan University in Taipei for the semester, and once I we get to Taipei, my group will be putting the finishing touches on an innovation to make bike transportation on campus more safe and efficient. Here are some of the students in Taiwan that we will be working with!
Then I’m coming straight back from my 2 weeks in Taiwan to go to work at Boeing! Last summer I was working in the Satellite Integration and Test department, and I’m coming back this summer to the same facility, but in the Spacecraft Definition, Design, and Development team. I specifically asked for this opportunity, because I really enjoyed my Spacecraft Design class last fall and want to see how I might like it as a profession. Therefore, I will be staying here is sunny SoCal for the summer!!
In the beginning of July, I’m traveling back home to Indiana for my sister’s wedding! She’s been dating Kyle for all 4 years of college, and they’re tying the knot! I’m the maid of honor, so right now I’m working with our friends back home to arrange a good bachelorette party! It will be good to see the whole family and to be there for my sis, I love her alot, and we’ve gotten even closer even though I’m thousands of miles away.
Finally, I’ll be doing a few projects over the summer. One is a potential opportunity to compete for money with my mad nerd skills, and I won’t say anything more than that for now. Also, I am hoping to work on the website for the Society of Women Engineers, or maybe make another scrapbook like I did last year.
Apart from that, I’m going to take advantage of the area! Beaches, mountains, forests, rivers, hiking, tanning, food, music, celebrities, etc. etc. etc.!! I can’t wait to see what else I can do here!
Let me know if you have any questions about my summer, and have a good one yourselves! I’m already thinking about my life in the recent future when “summer” won’t be synonymous with fun, free-time, and general laziness, so I plan to make the most of it while I can (I have like 15 books from the book fair ready to be read under a baking sun 🙂
Take care of urself in Taipei, cu soon. Love, mom