I arrived at UNCC Monday afternoon. My faculty supervisor,
, had picked me up from the airport and took me on a tour around
Queen City. After that we headed to campus housing at
the Laurel Hall where I am staying for the next 10 weeks! I had
met Michelle Chanberlain, my first roommate that had arrived to
UNCC a day before I have. Michelle is a nice educated and easy going
girl that loves to read and enjoys underground bands' music. This
summer being her second year in the DMP program, Michelle had helped
answer any questions my friends and I had concerning the program.
On my first day, I was introduced to our first task along with my
teammate Jasamine that happens to live in Lauren Hall right across
from my apartment. Jasamine and I were first introduced to a general
idea of what it is we will be doing this summer. Our grad student
Powell, broke our tasks down a bit and explained that
we must first be fairly acquainted with Java. Therefore, we have
been reading a bunch and looking up tutorials. She informed us that
as a part of her plan, we will be quizzed once a week about a chapter
in a book that was provided to us via pdf. Keeping up to date
with homework and reading is the smartest thing anyone can do that
joins this program. Yes! there is a lot of work involved but we
also know how to have fun and find the time too.
First NetBean project was your normal "Hello World" project.
After that we were asked to follow a tutorial provided by Evie to
build simple "Number Addition" calculator. We were asked
after that to figure out a way to transform this java appication
to an applet that can be viewed on an HTML page. and here
As a part of our weekly plans, every Thursday at 4:00 p.m., we
are required to do a presentation. This presentation includes a
weekly plan, the readings of that week, the tasks, what was accomplished,
and what are the plans for next week. The readings are publications
that relate to our projects that have to be evalulated and then
presented, and summarized in a paragraph that Dr. Barnes reviews.
Click here to view my presentation.
We are required to be at the Game lab 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We also get
an hour break in which Dr. Barnes, Michelle, Jasamine, Evie, Amanda,
Michael and I go out to lunch. Last three are all grad student supervisors.
We eat and talk then come back to the game lab all refreshed with
an appetite for more learning. By the end of the day we call it
a night and go home to sit and relax and do whatever it is we want.
I will leave you for now but I'll
be back for more! I PROMISE! ;)