Today was my first day to the camp, it got me quite hyped up until it came to the all-as-usual briefing. After the briefing, during the plenary sessions, I was caught into the interesting topics the professors were sharing. Some of which were engaging, while others were interesting. It was really interesting and some topics got me pondering overnight.
(A) My key learning points from each session...
1. Pollution and problem solving.
This was basically the main point which I had picked up, the professor kept mentioning about the pollition and the wide research over the years for a solution. This was pretty funny with the irony of thinking of waste to be not a waste, but I got the main concept of having small solutions here and there to improve water sanitation.
This represents: Bio, Radio, Auto, Info, Nano, Water=H2O, Audio, Video, Energy=mc^two
As I have noticed, all of which ends with O. This was what the proffessor had been covering over the topic of microelectronics. Without electronics, all of the above would be difficult to achieve or impossible. There are many linkages between these, such as electronics and biology, both finding a smaller and better solution which leads to "Bionanoelectronics".
3. Technology improves lifes
The professor mentioned Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Defencetechnology, all of which is all around us. Nanotechnology enables efficient energy usage as well as better materials. Biotechnology enhaces medical research and help solve certain agricultural problems. Defencetechnology aids research for military purposes to improve defences.
The professor covered a lot on the topic relating to the cost of animated movies, such as 2D and 3D ones, in which 2D is more expensive due to more human labour than 3D created ones. Making a 2D movie requires a lot of time and highly skilled artist but as for 3D ones, they are aided by computer tools for ease.
5. Global effects
Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels and gravity is the basics of the formation of climate change. This can affect us humans which is why much research is done to observe and prepare for the worse.
Today we had projects for each of our large groups, the one which I am in is the "Chemistris game". I chose this project as I really had no idead which project to choose as those which I wanted to choose had no vacancies left and because my friend chose it (quite embarrassing to say though). Throughout the project, I found out it was very interesting and fun as I got to learn more on scripting and chemistry as well as get to try out the game. After all of which, I think it was quite fun although being a not-to-be
choice and I would like to learn more about the scriptings.