Week 6: Bees and Tesla

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Sunday, July 10, 2022


Matangi Melpakkam

This week, there is not much to report on the work front. Mitch, Andrea, and Will were on break, so I spent more time working on the same database as last week, completing the budget history for the Office of Science. I imagine this will be the last super chill week, as I will have to soon start focusing on my final project. 

On Wednesday, Nicole, Lucy, Taylor, and I made pineapple and mango bread and pumpkin bread. The pumpkin bread came out wonderfully. The other bread... let's just say we got double the amount we were expecting. Protip: keep the chemistry of your ingredients in mind when you suggest new flavors. Still tasted exquisite though, so that was a win!

I came home on Thursday. On Friday, my dad took me to see his coworker's bees. Bees are my favorite animal, and it was exciting to see how they can be kept as pets. I also enjoyed eating their honey, which tasted like peaches because they got their nectar from the nearby peach farm. 

On Saturday, my dad and I went to the American Labor Museum. This was super interesting, and I learned a lot about the 1913 silk strike in Patterson, NJ. Highly recommend checking this museum out if you are in the area!

Lastly, on Sunday, I completed a Nicola Tesla Scavenger hunt in New York City with my friend. I learned a lot about his life, and saw many Tesla landmarks. Did you know that he felt a deep affinity with pigeons? I also got some delicious chocolate hazelnut gelato.


Matangi Melpakkam