Feb 262017

Planned action items

This week

  • Learn conceptually about the various parameters involved in the hot rod rolling process
  • Read about the case study of the Vanadium steel in the LPC book
  • Get started on the NSF Essay competition

Achieved action items

  • I gained a deeper understanding of the cDSP and the mathematics behind it by attending Dr. Mistree’s lecture on 2/20.
  • Learnt, conceptually, more about SRX, DRX, MDRX and GG – different stages of recrystallization and grain growth.
  • The case study helped me to connect the problem to the reality
  • Through the SRL presentation and the poster fair, I was bombarded with numerous ideas for my own poster.

Value gained

By knowing the variables required, I will be able to implement the cDSP and eventually be able to find the range of solutions for the grain size we require for the rod.

Table 2: Self-evaluation

Competencies that you wanted to develop and the progress in that

  • I am continuously practicing to deep read and active listening
  • Better time management

Lessons learned (from modeling side, based on papers read and any minute information that you found useful and new)

  • When I see Dr. Mistree take notes, it really inspires and motivates me to become a learner like him.
  • Better time management is always a struggle but I am trying my best.

Overall feeling (was there too much work load and any changes that you prefer)

I feel like I am more focused on the things that would take me to MIT. I am trying to bring it to every aspect of my life.

I now have a new exciting project to work on for the NSF grant for the conference.

I am beginning to think more critically about the project.

Pranav Mohan

Change and progress are two words that define my character and my ultimate goals. I have a vision to bring a global change by targeting the psychology, because that is the easiest to change. My aim is to incur a self-progressive routine for myself and then help the people around me to progress themselves. In my perspective, walking towards a defined target should be everyone’s goal while keeping in mind that things don’t go as planned but still the target should remain unchanged.


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