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Week 1 - an Introduction

Hello, blog readers! This is my introductory blog. My name is Alex, and I’m an incoming senior studying a mix of Computer Science, Economics, and Public Policy. I’ll be working at Clarity over the summer.

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A Great Deal of Learning

It has been over a month since my internship began at Imprint Energy. I have been assigned to work with the R&D Process Engineer focused on testing battery performance. When first given this project, it was challenging for me.

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Characterizing Shiny Perovskite Films

These past couple weeks, I have been continuing my difficult quest to replicate literature results of 2D/3D mixed BAI:MAPbI3 perovskites. Since my last post, I have become acquainted with a few more different characterization techniques.

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How well do models model? Do woodchucks chuck wood?

It’s been only three weeks since I started my internship, but so much has happened. We moved offices (I sit at my own desk now!), and I participated in my first “home week,” an office tradition that brings staff from all over the country to work and hang out together.

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A realllllly fancy water cycle diagram

Remember the classic water cycle diagram from grade school science class? It seems like every couple years they would show us the little landscape with arrows showing how water could evaporate off a lake or a lawn and later fall as rain.

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Breadboards and Pan de Elote

These past two weeks, I have been working on various different parts of the project. I first had to figure out a way to generate a variable pulse width modulation (PWM) signal.

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The Magic Lab-bus

Buses have charm. It’s not the noise pollution thrust upon the unwanting world by behemoth engines. It’s not the constant lurching about that tests the fortitudes of the machine’s engineering, its passengers resistance to motion sickness, and sometimes their sanity as well.

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What goes in to a complex groundwater model?

When I tell people what I study, the usual response is “environmental what now?” I’m majoring in environmental economics, and though economics may seem far removed from the earth, the “dismal science” is an important tool that can help us understand our use of natural resources.

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Fracking, Frisbee, and LabVIEW Free Trials

Hola! My name is Bianca, and I will be doing research at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico this summer. I have now been in Monterrey for almost two weeks, so I have had time to adjust to the new city, meet people, and become a part of the lab.

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Building Datasets, Breaking Language Barriers

Hello all! My name is Daryn Lee, and I’m a rising senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I’m thrilled to be able to spend the summer interning in the Building Technology and Urban Systems division at LBNL.

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06 May

Hola!

Hello! My name is Bianca, and I will be traveling to Monterrey, Mexico this summer to work in a research lab. I have never been to Mexico before, but I did take Spanish classes for five years, so I feel ready to practice my Spanish again.

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What It's Like to Work at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: My First Two Weeks

With all the struggles and successes we students face here, Berkeley Engineering is no joke. That’s why my first two weeks at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) with the Cal Energy Corps. (CEC) have been both extremely validating and enlightening.

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Tricked You, Didn't I?

I'm back!

Although I have returned from Hong Kong and the new semester at Cal has started, I decided to update my blog one last time.

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