|Cool clouds I saw while walking into work recently|
- They use 2.5 Million gallons of fuel (all kinds of different blends) per year (and spend about 7 Million $ on it)
- Highest speed clocked at the facility: 205.2 MPH
- Crash test sensors are rated up to 100G (yes, G force units)
- The "black lake" part of the facility is a continuous, paved asphalt test surface with an area of more than 59 football fields
During the lunch break between my two tours, a few other interns and I checked out downtown Milford, MI. Since I couldn't take photos on the GM campus, I took some photos here. Most of the stores we standard clothes/home/artisan type stuff, but there was this unusual framing store that also offered collectibles for sale.
|Star Wars sign...the first hint that something is different|
|Glenn - you should come to Michigan - first generation transformer toys!|
|Additional toys and collectibles from the past four decades|
Other than that fun stuff, I've been humming along, but I'm amazed at how fast the summer's going. I'm somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3rd done and it's closer than I'd like to admit to that 33% mark. Now that I've been at GM for a bit, I had a visit from my two academic advisers. They finally met my project champion in person, got to share some of their research at MIT and then I made a presentation, too. The rest of the time was spent catching up, reviewing things in more detail and then making sure I had direction and priorities heading forward. The beginning part of the project, in Sloan terms, is "sensemaking" (in other people's terms "making sense of things"). I originally had a number of ideas but wasn't sure exactly which ones would be most fruitful...so I was partially following many of them and making only slow progress. Now I've got a map of sorts and am feeling better.
|This helped me feel better, too - a chocolate shake so thick it didn't sink down the straw|
|How much smell are you trying to cover up?!?!?|