User talk:Lauren M. Kelly

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Week 7 Feedback

Your model is a good first cut but needs some work to become more useful.

  • We found your added equation, dV/dt = (Z)(1-Z/y)(V), to be a bit confusing. You mention that V is volume, but V also appears to be the maximum reaction rate in the Ammonia and Glucose equations. You should clarify which real-world think V represents.
  • Moreover, the dV/dt equation is said to represent CO2 production rate. Do you mean rate or concentration? And shouldn't the equation be for dZ/dt? The matlab code does not correspond to either.
  • Both the Glucose and CO2 equations need to be rethought. Something needs to feed back to the Glucose equation to encourage consumption during fermentation and inhibit consumption during respiration. Is that CO2 or something else? The Albertin paper suggests yeast biomass level is related, and you've made a first attempt at including yeast in CO production. The feedback to Glucose consumption is missing.
  • Please modify your model to (1) correct/clarify the CO2 equation's state variable and (2) feedback appropriate information into Glucose.

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 22:03, 13 March 2017 (EDT)

Week 3 Feedback

Thank you for completing your Week 3 assignment on time. The definitions and outline were complete. A couple of notes on formatting:

  • You had stray bullet points in your outline. This is caused when you begin a line with two ** without having a prior line with one * (you can't skip lines in bulleted lists).
  • Please provide the DOI number in your citation style for journal articles. Because Google Scholar does not provide it automatically, you will need to retrieve it from the article itself or from PubMed.
  • In your shared reflection you noted that you did not yet fully understand the figures. I hope that the class discussion helped. Please let me know if there is anything else that is unclear.

Kam D. Dahlquist 18:04, 14 February 2017 (EST)


Week 1 Redux

I reviewed the updates you made for the Week 1 assignment. You made all of the requested changes on time. You wrote something in the summary field for the the last 50 of 50 contributions, keep up the excellent work!

Kam D. Dahlquist 01:42, 14 February 2017 (EST)

Week 1 Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your journal entries on time.
  • Your assignment was complete except for the following:
    • You section on career interests and goals is a little awkwardly formatted with headers instead of as a list or a short sentence. Also, it is not clear that the link to the journal article is just something you are interested in as opposed to a link to a paper you wrote. A little more explanatory text would be helpful along with the re-organization.
    • Under work experience, make it clear that Stephanie was your supervisor.
    • Again under personal interests and hobbies, it is awkward to use the headers as a stand-in for a list.
    • You wrote something in the summary field 21 out of 26 times (81%) for your user page which is pretty good, but we are aiming for 100%.
    • You create a link to a new wiki page for your Week 2 individual journal, but since you didn't save any changes to that page, it appears as a redlink. To complete this, make a change to that page and save it.
    • You added the category directly to your user page, but in the future, it should be on your template, which will get invoked on your page.
    • Besides invoking your template on the user page, as discussed in class, use your template to make a list of all course assignment pages, your individual journal pages, the shared journal pages, the category, and a link to your user page. Then you just need to invoke it on all of your individual journals.
    • The link to the shared journal is missing from your User page because you didn't invoke the template.
    • Don't forget to sign your Academic Honesty statement in your Acknowledgments section with your wiki signature.
    • One more thing, you didn't need to make a Week 1 individual journal page, the User page was it. However, starting with Week 2, you will always make these individual pages.
  • You can make up the points you lost on this assignment by completing these requested changes by the Week 3 deadline, midnight Feb. 2.
  • It seems that after the Janovy reading, you seemed more confident about calling yourself a biologist!

Kam D. Dahlquist 18:05, 24 January 2017 (EST)

Instructor questions

  • What is the UBM Spider Project? Lauren M. Kelly 16:16, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Lauren: Dr. Martina Ramirez, Aimee Cruz, Bethy Woubeshet, Farah Srichandra, and I worked on detecting environmental stress in spiders by examining their webs. We photographed webs and processed the resulting images to see how uniform (or non-uniform) the webs were, looking at variability in web silk spacing. We did find that webs from Hahn Park (a relatively clean environment) were more uniform that those from Ballona (a relatively dirty environment).

Ben G. Fitzpatrick 12:56, 17 January 2017 (EST)

Please see my response to your question on my [User_talk:Kam_D._Dahlquist | user talk page]. Kam D. Dahlquist 17:53, 24 January 2017 (EST)