Concise Overview of Things Learned:
In the technical area, I was able to read a research paper which detailed how bioinformatics was used in order to determine the expressions of various genes in order to find which genes corresponded with certain cancers (colorectal cancer in the research paper). I was able to refresh my Python skills with practice activities, and become accustomed to using various platforms, such as Asana and the STEM-Away Platform.
The tools that I used included: R, Python, Google Suites, Calendar, Asana, STEM-Away forums, and Slack.
The soft skills which I improved upon included communicating efficiently with professionals in the field and with other leads on various platforms (Slack, Asana, STEM-Away, etc.). I also worked on guiding participants and observers on how to become more comfortable with Asana by explaining certain features of the application on the Asana Training Guide document.
Three Achievement Highlights:
- Read the research paper, and familiarized myself with the project by understanding context, methods of data analysis, and the conclusions that can be drawn.
- Brushed up on my Python skills, and became more comfortable with R through various activities and practice.
- Became comfortable with Asana (and other platforms), and communicated with the leads for the next steps in the project.
List of Meetings/Trainings Attended:
Team Meetings (Gene Team, earlier Team Meetings, Leads Meetings)
Technical Training with Mentors Meetings
6/5 Preparation for Monday’s Webinar
6/8 Webinar Prep
6/9 BI Leads Merger Meeting
6/16 Asana Training
Goals for the Upcoming Week:
My goals for the upcoming week include speaking with the other leads in order to determine the breakdown of tasks for the various teams, and assigning the tasks on Asana.
The tasks done include: completing R and Python tasks and explaining some Asana features on the Asana Training Guide document.