In class, my idea to redesign a water fountain made it to the final 12 projects (out of over 100 to start with) in our product design class and so, for the rest of the semester I'll be working with six other people to make that happen. Outside of class, I worked with another LGO, Jessica Lin, a PhD student from Harvard and an MBA from Babson in a healthcare case competition. Even though the case competition was not as successful as our Product Design and Development class has been so far, I think I definitely still got a lot out of it. Case competitions can sometimes be a good way to give yourself a crash course in something. In our case, it was digital marketing (a company wanted to use these techniques to create a drug launch strategy).
Outside of class, I went to the South Asian C-Function tonight, which was a blast. There was tasty Indian food, many people wore brightly colored clothes from the region and students danced and sang. Hey 2014s, can we go to India for next year's International Plant Trek? I'm not kidding on this one - a bunch of 2013s would like to do it :-) Speaking of International Plant Trek, between that and my Lion Teams class, I will be in China and Japan for two weeks very soon. I'm not sure how internet access (and security!) will work over there, so I might be posting about it all after the fact, but, trust me, there will be pictures and travelogues!
Besides March feeling like it came more quickly, it has continued the trend of ridiculously un-winter-y weather. Today it hit 67 degrees (which is pretty much at if not breaking a record high temperature for this day of the year). People were extra happy and many had lunch outside or decided to walk between buildings outdoors, rather than inside. The photo below is real, it's not a "posed to look like we spend time outside" photo. I can't say it happens regularly, but this is not promotional, people just went out to enjoy the sun.
|Hanging out in front of E62, the newest Sloan Building, enjoying the warm weather|
|Signs that spring has spung - little blue flowers by E62|
Happy March everyone!