In assignment 1, I developed a Gantt Chart to provide a structure by assigning different deadlines that has prepared me as a researcher to structure the project that I am going to work on.
POED 1d: By developing a Gantt chart that consists of various deadlines for the project, I learnt the importance of setting a structure for every project that I work on which will be valuable to me as a researcher because I can assess if I am making progress, which will therefore increase my efficiency and better time management when working on long projects.
At the very start of the semester, I converted the word problem description into problem statement and this skill is important because parameters are generally ambiguous when given to engineers.
POED 1b: Through converting a descriptive word problem into a discreet quantifiable solvable problem, I realized the importance of making assumptions to limit the number of parameters that I have in control and this will be valuable to me as a researcherbecause I will be able to apply research methodologies to solve more ubiquitous problems, which I did not have the skills for before.
In the United States of America, women dominate the population in number by consisting of 50.8% of the total.[i]Yet, the U.S. House of representatives only consists of 20.2% women out of the total 535 seats.[ii]The 2018 midterm elections are considered to be ground breaking in welcoming various new members of the American community to represent the Congress, for example, the first Native American woman, first Muslim woman who also wears a hijab, and women of colour from some states.[iii]Numerous research studies have been conducted connecting the role of women in the government to the well-being of the country. Sweden’s government includes 52% of the women and consists of highest female employment rate in the European Union, which lead to the government looking at parents as dual-income earners providing better maternity leave plans and having the lowest child poverty rate.[iv]Former American Political Science Association president Arend Lijphart also found strong correlations between the women in government and more progressive policies on environment, violence prevention, incarceration, etc.ii,[v]With an increasing movement of freedom in the twenty first century, when and how will the government catch up in truly representing a democracy by balancing the gender inequality ratios in legislature.
This is an interview with a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying mechanical engineering, who chose to use a menstrual cup.
In what ways have you benefited through the use of menstrual cup?
The benefits from the menstrual cup have been amazing. The ability to wear clothes I couldn’t before such as leggings and white pants has been incredible and something I haven’t experienced since before my menstrual cycle began. Also the fact that exercise and swimming have become something I feel comfortable doing during the cycle is completely new to me. Overall, the cup has allowed me to continue normal everyday tasks and comforts that usually I would stop for the week.
Radiation is misrepresented in the popular media such as Hulk and Fantastic Four. This is why we want to make the understanding of our audience more cogent, so they are more prepared to understand the influence of radiation in our lives. We plan to do this by producing a video focusing on radiation, its misrepresentation in Hulk and Fantastic Four, and broader impacts. We expect the video to be about 10 minutes in total length.