User talk:Kasey E. O'Connor

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Hello, Kasey E. O'Connor! This is a welcome message from OpenWetWare.  By the way, we've announced you on the [[Main Page|home page]]! You can leave messages to any OWW member by editing their User_talk pages like this one.  And don't forget to personalize your [[User:Kasey E. O'Connor|User Page]] so that we can get to know you better!  We've included some tips below to get you started.
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&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:19, 30 January 2013 (EST)
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== Personal/Lab Info ==
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We have gone ahead and filled in some information you provided us in your membership application on your [[User:Kasey E. O'Connor|User Page]].  Please take a moment to embellish this and tell the community a little more about you.  Put links to your lab pages, your projects and your interests.  If you run out of ideas, take a look at some of the other User pages.  For example, check out [[User:Julius_B._Lucks]], [[User:Jason_R._Kelly]] and [[User:Reshma_P._Shetty]]. 
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Kasey, I answered your question on my [[User_talk:Kam_D._Dahlquist | user talk page]].  ''&mdash; [[User:Kam D. Dahlquist|Kam D. Dahlquist]] 19:28, 24 January 2013 (EST)''
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You asked: "Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick. I wanted to ask what your favorite class was in college, and what part of mathematics you have found to be the most challenging through out all your years in the field. Kasey E. O'Connor 21:34, 21 January 2013 (EST)"
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My answers: Real analysis at the undergrad and graduate levels were my favorite coursesHad I not left Auburn with my master's to work in industry, I'd likely have ended up in pure mathematics doing real analysis.  As to the challenges, I'd have to say modeling is the most difficult thing. In pure math, you make assumptions and derive conclusions from themIn science (which modeling really is), you hypothesize what you think the right assumptions are.  You then analyze those assumptions to see where they lead, and then you have to return to the "real world" to see if those conclusions "match up."
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'''[[User:Ben G. Fitzpatrick|Ben G. Fitzpatrick]] 13:27, 3 February 2013 (EST)'''
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== Week 2 Journal Feedback ==
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* Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
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* You have provided a reasonable discussion; however, it would be helpful in the future to provide some graphs (either in a single file -- see Elizabeth's file for a nice job of complete specification of simulation runs) or embedded in the discussion (see Ashley's page).
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* The waste issue is an interesting one, and you have identified a specific product that should increase mortalityHow might that look in the differential equations?
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'''[[User:Ben G. Fitzpatrick|Ben G. Fitzpatrick]] 13:17, 4 February 2013 (EST)'''

Revision as of 14:18, 4 February 2013

Week 1 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • There are just a couple things that you need to fix on your individual user page and shared journal page. Please make these changes by next week's journal deadline (midnight, February 8) to earn back the points you missed on this assignment.
    1. You are using the wrong syntax to link to a file. Currently your link takes you to the OpenWetWare information page about the file you uploaded. You want to create a link that automatically downloads the file when it is clicked on. Instead of using [[Image:Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital.pdf]], use [[Media:Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital.pdf | Delta Delta Delta and St. Jude Children's Hospital]].
    2. You have used the summary field only a few times. The goal is to use it every time you make a change.
    3. On the Week 1 shared journal page, make a link back to your user page at the top of the section where you answered the questions.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:19, 30 January 2013 (EST)


Kasey, I answered your question on my user talk page. Kam D. Dahlquist 19:28, 24 January 2013 (EST)


You asked: "Hey Dr. Fitzpatrick. I wanted to ask what your favorite class was in college, and what part of mathematics you have found to be the most challenging through out all your years in the field. Kasey E. O'Connor 21:34, 21 January 2013 (EST)"

My answers: Real analysis at the undergrad and graduate levels were my favorite courses. Had I not left Auburn with my master's to work in industry, I'd likely have ended up in pure mathematics doing real analysis. As to the challenges, I'd have to say modeling is the most difficult thing. In pure math, you make assumptions and derive conclusions from them. In science (which modeling really is), you hypothesize what you think the right assumptions are. You then analyze those assumptions to see where they lead, and then you have to return to the "real world" to see if those conclusions "match up."

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 13:27, 3 February 2013 (EST)

Week 2 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • You have provided a reasonable discussion; however, it would be helpful in the future to provide some graphs (either in a single file -- see Elizabeth's file for a nice job of complete specification of simulation runs) or embedded in the discussion (see Ashley's page).
  • The waste issue is an interesting one, and you have identified a specific product that should increase mortality. How might that look in the differential equations?

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 13:17, 4 February 2013 (EST)

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