GOAL: To become familiar with NAMD on local server and LONI. Install WorkQueue

OUTCOME: I successfully installed WorkQueue on my mentor's server and have begun to become familiar with NAMD.

CHALLENGES: The first week of the research project held a multitude of challenges for me. Before I could even begin to work with the software required for my project (WorkQueue and NAMD) I had to learn how to unzip a tar-GZ file, and learn Linux and Windows C-terminal commands.

Then there were the challenges involved in actually installing WorkQueue and doing the tutorials for NAMD. Suffice it to say that user manuals often leave out small critical bits of information that are absolutely necessary to successfully running a program.

Oh, and I should not forget to mention that I had to learn how to create a website. It's been a long busy week.